Weekend Reads

Here are some awesome articles and pages I read over the week. I hope you like them too.


  • Study – Military planners believe that EU collapse is conceivable. The world is crazy right now. Reading this gives me pause that the future could be great…or it could be much different…(Spiegel)
  • The Curse of Econ 101. “When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful.” (The Atlantic)
  • What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer. And the answer is? Yes, access to guns. (NY Times)
  • America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning. One word – DEBT. (Bloomberg)


  • Automation in Everyday Life. “Americans express more worry than enthusiasm about coming developments in automation – from driverless vehicles to a world in which machines perform many jobs currently done by humans” (Pew Research Center)
  • 242 Startup Failure Post-Mortems. When I climbed a lot back in the day, I used to read the Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Mostly to learn how not to die. I’m a huge fan of post-mortems for startups as well. Lots of valuable advice. (CB Insights)
  • Doing Data Science Right. Your Most Common Questions Answered. Good, actionable advice on – you guessed it – doing data science right. (First Round Capital)
  • Earth on AWS. Excellent resource if you’re doing GIS, maps, or anything involving satellite imagery. (AWS)
  • APPLE AT ITS BEST. Stratechery also at its best, with their always world class analysis. Great insight into Apple’s future. (Stratechery)


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