My favorite links from the past week:
- A great writeup on how the Super Soaker product line went bad
- The Business of Ski Resorts (14m)
- The Lasting Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
- Rebekah Neumann’s Search For Enlightenment Fueled WeWork’s Collapse
- 2020 hindsight: Looking back on 100 years of historical events at Lake Tahoe
- My friend Nat on the best South Lake Tahoe restaurants
- Fascinating how Chinese emissions have declined significantly
- A novel idea about using location data to track covid-19 infections during a dearth in testing
- I like this take on social media behavior: Veblen Values
- Excellent post on the importance of good interface design
- A classic worth re-reading: Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy
- A data science view on covid-19
- A chilling video from a Wuhan resident (watch it)
- Apparently 70M years ago the days on Earth were a half hour shorter
- When we look back at the “market crash of 2020”, what will we read?
- How Trump designed his White House to Fail. A lot of this reminds me of the lessons David Marquet learned. If you haven’t watched this video, you must. Trust me. From the first 30 seconds: “We all know organizations where people just follow the leader into disastrous situations.” Highly recommended.
- After this is all over, a prediction that we’ll have a more remote workforce, less dependency on China, nastier politics, and faster science
- Are you a side sleeper? Do you like camping? Find the best sleeping pad. (I have #5 for backpacking)
I also finished reading Seveneves by Neil Stephenson. Highly recommended if you like sci-fi and the likes of the Three Body Problem!
Have a great weekend.