My favorite links from this week:
- An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early 1900s (my favorite is the photo of a Klamath chief standing above crater lake)
- Armed conflict has happened between the U.S. and Russia, and no news outlets are writing about it
- Ben Thompson on the Dropbox S-1 and comparison with the competitive landscape
- For design-impaired people like me, this was great: 7 Practical Tips for cheating on Design
- Tom Tunguz on Clarity of Purpose
- Interview with Chamath Palihapitiya on his plans to fix capitalism
- Run Less Software – I couldn’t agree with this approach more.
- Choose Boring Technologies (and my reaction)
- Bruce Schneier on how email leaves an evidence trail
- Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report. My favorite quote: The less the prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we must conduct our own.
- A thought-provoking HBR article on Why Financial Statements Don’t Work for Digital Companies
- Tom Tunguz: Private Equity as an Exit Option for SaaS startups
- Weathering the Yellowstone Blizzards
- What were the real losses in the first US-Russian clash?
- South Africa to take land without compensation
- Would you opt for immortality? – I’m undecided, but Kim Stanely Robinson’s Red Mars trilogy almost convinced me that it’d be worth it
- Hacking the lottery
- Short clip of old Russian military computers
- Passing Jupiter – a beautiful video featuring one of my favorite Beethoven pieces
Have a great week!