Ryan Spoon

SVP Digital Product, Design & Audience Development @ESPN. Formerly Polaris Ventures & Dogpatch Labs, @eBay, @beRecruited. Go Duke

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Ryan Spoon

100 days ago

Restaurants have grown from 25 percent of food spending in the 1950s to more than half, today.

The Paradox of American Restaurants

theatlantic.com

Ryan Spoon

100 days ago

Solving this isn’t rocket science; it’s common sense. Don’t design buildings that function only as pristine objects with no relationship to their surroundings

One Thing Silicon Valley Can’t Seem to Fix

nytimes.com

Ryan Spoon

100 days ago

Cognitive-load theory posits that brains have only so much bandwidth, so to best take in information, you must also limit it.

If information overload is stressing you out, go on a silence diet

qz.com

Ryan Spoon

164 days ago

With $25 Million From Sequoia, Greylock, Crew Wants To Be The Slack For Truly Mobile Workers

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Ryan Spoon

205 days ago

Conducting a 10/10/10 analysis doesn’t presuppose that the long-term perspective is the right one. It simply ensures that short-term emotion isn’t the only voice at the table.

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

fastcompany.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

One of the costs of a weak or negative culture is voluntary attrition, or employees choosing leave. By investing in culture early on, one would expect that voluntary attrition would be lower, and our research corroborates that.

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

hbr.org

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

As Jim Gaffigan says, the hardest thing to discipline yourself around is that giant pan of bacon

10 Famous Chefs Share Their Breakfast Buffet Strategies

extracrispy.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

And that’s how John Mayer ended up dancing with pandas

John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.

nytimes.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

Anthony Bourdain Does Not Want to Owe Anybody Even a Single Dollar

wealthsimple.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

Themes and trends are traps for entrepreneurs and investors

Why today’s tech themes are poor predictors of tomorrow’s hot startups

hackernoon.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

For Trump, it was never supposed to be this hard. As a real estate mogul on the rise, he wrote “The Art of the Deal,” and as a political candidate, he boasted that nobody could make deals as beautifully as he could.

‘The closer’? The inside story of how Trump tried — and failed — to make a deal on health care

washingtonpost.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

Too many entrepreneurs think if their first business idea is a failure, they aren’t cut out for it. Too many artists assume that if their early work doesn’t get praised, they don’t have the skill required.

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

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Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

Their understanding gave me the confidence to pursue my path at a pace that felt right for me—an incredibly freeing and motivating gift. Based on the MPI research, 2 in 3 multicultural millennials believe that they will be more successful than their parents. This is not borne of arrogance, but rather, is an effect of the baton having been passed—believing in the inevitability of our success is the first essential step in paying homage to the dreams our parents were holding onto when they first stepped foot on American soil.

Beyond A+: Navigating Success for the First Generation Millennial

v.viacom.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

those who habitually push their bodies tend to confront daily stressors with a stoic demeanor

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

nymag.com

Ryan Spoon

206 days ago

Titles Are Not Your Job

Steve Blank Why Some Startups Win

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Ryan Spoon

260 days ago

There’s simply no real substitute for physical presence

The Myth of Quality Time

nytimes.com

Ryan Spoon

260 days ago

In a brief appearance on Saturday, the president assured the nation that his immigrant ban was “working out very nicely — you see it in the airports.” But the pictures and videos flooding across our social streams put the lie to Mr. Trump’s breezy pronouncements. Things at the airports weren’t working out very nicely; you could see it right there on Instagram.

In a brief appearance on Saturday, the president assured the nation that his immigrant ban was “working out very nicely — you see it in the airports.” But the pictures and videos flooding across our social streams put the lie to Mr. Trump’s breezy pronouncements. Things at the airports weren’t working out very nicely; you could see it right there on Instagram

The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump

nytimes.com

Ryan Spoon

287 days ago

Top 100 Television Series of All-Time from Alan Sepinwall's and Matthew Zoller Seitz's "TV (The Book)"

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Ryan Spoon

287 days ago

Lego Bricks Come Alive

wsj.com

Ryan Spoon

566 days ago

And I think that’s a smart move for a small-phone lover. In my tests, the iPhone SE performed like a champ. For one thing, it’s wicked fast. It shouldn’t be any faster than the larger 6s, because its main and graphics processors are the same. But it feels faster to me, flying through scrolls and swipes. This may just be because I haven’t used a 4-inch phone for awhile, or perhaps because the chips are having to move fewer pixels on the smaller screen.

Mossberg: understanding the iPhone SE and iPad Pro

theverge.com

Ryan Spoon

566 days ago

Any startup should include Facebook in its competitive analysis. How are people using it? Does it work?

Facebook is the new Excel

alexmuir.com

Ryan Spoon

567 days ago

So good. And such a great user tutorial

Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in “Chat 2.0”

techcrunch.com

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567 days ago

Over the past decade, we at Bain & Company have been studying the deep roots of the most adaptable and sustainably successful companies. We started with the observation that profitable growth is becoming more challenging, and that only one in 10 companies achieve it over a decade. We confirmed this observation by developing a database of all public companies in the global stock markets and tracking their performance over 25 years. We found that the companies most successful at maintaining profitable growth over the long term were disproportionately companies where the founder was still running the business (such as Oracle, Haier, or LBrands), was still involved on the Board of Directors (like Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts), or, most importantly, where the focus and principles of how to operate that the founder had originally put in place still endured (as at IKEA or at Enterprise Rent-A-Car).

Founder-Led Companies Outperform the Rest — Here’s Why

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Ryan Spoon

567 days ago

How Twitter Asks Customers For Feedback

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Ryan Spoon

567 days ago

In a nutshell, Bluetooth is a wireless communication specification operating on the unlicensed 2.4GHz band. It could be considered a short-range sibling of Wi-Fi. Where Wi-Fi enables wireless local area networks (WLANs) and ties together devices around some venue, Bluetooth enables wireless personal area networks (PANs) to enable communication in a 10-meter range (for Class 2 and Class 3 Bluetooth devices) and more than 100-meter range for Class 1 devices, mostly used for industrial applications. Even the low-power Class 2 and Class 3 devices are capable of greater than 10-meter range with the new networking and modulation schemes introduced by the Bluetooth standard in March 2016.

Bluetooth Technology 101

tomshardware.com

Ryan Spoon

567 days ago

Amazon's end goal for the Echo is letting you order anything on Amazon by voice

recode.net

Ryan Spoon

658 days ago

The Force Awakened In 2015 Startup Tech – Haystack

blog.semilshah.com

Ryan Spoon

658 days ago

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

buzzfeed.com

Ryan Spoon

658 days ago

Measuring Price Elasticity And More – AVC

avc.com

Ryan Spoon

658 days ago

Five must-know retail trends in mobile and social marketing

businessinsider.com

Ryan Spoon

658 days ago

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Scores $31M Monday, Cracks Top 10 With $1.16 Billion

forbes.com

Ryan Spoon

668 days ago

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

medium.com

Ryan Spoon

668 days ago

'Star Wars' opens to astronomical sales at box office

latimes.com

Ryan Spoon

668 days ago

When It Comes to UX Design, Simplicity Is Overrated

wired.com

Ryan Spoon

740 days ago

"Interesting that @peterthiel believes that strong teams that have known each other / worked together for a long time outperform."

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