Belated Reading List: A Little Between-Spreadsheets Longreads For Your Monday
Friends! I didn’t get you a Missive on Friday because I started working at 4:30 am (weeeeee!) and I don’t have that much to share with you today because I decided to run away to the trees on Saturday, and last I checked the chipmunks haven’t mastered WiFi yet. Don’t worry, I imagine they’re having many the rodent townhall on fallen redwoods, so it’s only a matter of time before they get 5G and subdue us all. I, for one, welcome our wee furry overlords.
So this is kinda a reading list? I dunno, give it a try, you might like it.
Mat Honan, Jeremy Stoppelman’s Long Battle With Google Is Finally Paying Off (BuzzFeed News) - Mat Honan is an smashing writer, the Yelp policy battles with Google are absolutely fascinating, and this piece covers so much of my adult-in-tech life I feel like I lived it…
Amy Choziak, Adam Neumann and the Art of Failing Up (The New York Times) + Maureen Tkacik, The Sinister Privilege of Burning Billions (The New Republic) - Listen, this WeWork story is INSANE, and I think that both Choziak and Tkacik focus on the element that drives me the most insane: how the eff can one person screw up something so badly whilst burning SO much money, and yet still get more / be hailed as an entrepreneurial guru. It’s nuts.
Jennifer Szalai, Book Review: In ‘A Warning,’ Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election (NYT) - I’m gonna drop this masterful sentence right here, referring to the minuscule audience the NYT op-ed writer cum author describing the chaos in the White House seems to be speaking to: “The ideal reader would seem to be an undecided voter who has lived in a cave for the past three years, and is irresistibly moved by quotations from Teddy Roosevelt and solemn invocations of Cicero.”
That’s it, that’s all. I’m running late this morning and need to go paint on a human face. Toodles!
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