Is Media Driving Americans Apart?
Social media isn't as strong as we think in impacting voters, but TV is *shockingly* powerful, despite receiving substantially less criticism.
Good to remember this next time there's a similar conflict
Remarkable findings on the power of natural sound to improve people's moods, abilities, and disposition
Ads *do* work that way, but they also work in many others. Good rundown of them here
The odds of a lawn dart harming your life aren't high, but we still banned them. The odds of a smart home + security state harming your life seem pretty equivalent...
A great piece of journalism, this long, but worthwhile read is a series of fascinating, dark stories about the power of SEO, negative reviews, and the lengths companies will go to in order to protect their Google results.
Excellent analysis and advice in here
I love clear, logic-driven takedowns of pervasive (and useless) gender myths like this one.
It's the aggregation of experience that makes this piece so uniquely insightful
One of the best, most illuminating pieces I've ever read about the science of how we perceive tastes
This is incredible.
A wonderful piece of writing, and a set of concepts that too few of us spend time considering
At the heart of America's problems is the belief that an opinion should be just as valid as actual data. Few pieces highlight that better than this one.
Potentially complex ethics, but a good phenomenon to be aware of
Not just a good commentary on the current state of VC (which is damned odd), but also a great example of a company wisely bucking the prevailing trend
Dark, but welcome data in the search for understanding of what the term and those who embrace it are all about
The findings are actually quite useful and the traits they found to be non-correlated with success were equally interesting
Well argued, and backed up with data and investigation into counterpoints... We need another giant stimulus
I hated being groomed to be "tough" as a bit. Took me decades to unlearn it. Great piece.
Inside every group member is a potential lone dissenter who can restore a sense of individuality and create a foundation for constructive dissent
We need to stop stereotyping, because the data doesn't fit the narrative
The best piece I've read on this topic. Nuanced, and complex, just like reality.
This is wholly incredible. Fingers crossed, it takes off like universal basic income, and real attempts are made to experiment.
This might be the best political writing I've seen in months, and it tells a truly Hollywood-worthy story of Mueller and Comey from the Bush years that I'd never before heard.
Great case study in how PR can help drive adoption
This is beautiful: "In a time of such upheaval and uncertainty, our reckless, quiet love feels like deliverance."
A fascinating, transparent look into the mechanics of cookbook printing (and of rejecting the status quo and standard publishing offers)
While remarkably (and obviously) England-centric, there's some interesting perspectives in here (and it might make us all think more about how we converse with each other)
Frustrating for those of us in digital marketing, but a powerful case for in-person meetings, events, conferences, etc.
The evidence for an "ambition gap" keeps shrinking: "women’s desires to reach the top ranks at work primarily varies by company, rather than by family status, as commonly thought."
The American way is pure madness
I've been guilty of fostering this type of environment myself. Don't make my same mistakes.
Fascinating all the way around.
A must read for everyone. Like homework or performance reviews, there's just no good reason to keep doing things this way.
A very cool competitive advantage
This nails so much of the f'd up incentives Silicon Valley startup culture has brought us: "What sucker wants to earn $10 million/year at a 52.5% tax rate when you can get away with hundreds of millions in one take at just 15%? Nobody, that’s who."
I love stories like these, where small scale and patience makes something remarkable work.
Damn. Complicated as hell, but also also fascinating.