I feel like I consume a lot of the internet, newsletters, podcasts, articles and blogs. Here's what i keep, refer back to, or forward along a lot. I have a newsletter that sends these out every Friday.
Books, for Evaristo, “were my comfort, my education, my conduit to the rest of the world.”
This is the most extraordinary podcast episode. In 2014, Stephen Davis, a former schoolteacher, went on a rescue mission to northern Nigeria to save the Chibok girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram
Had heard very little of Barry Diller but wow, he has done a LOT. This podcast episode on is exceptional.
Questions are smarter than answers.
This is an *insane* story of deception
Why an expert in counterterrorism became a beat cop.
I am a big fan of the memo, and writing narratives has helped me immensely.
The whole series of Scaling Up is good but the founding story and ongoing success of Rick Stollmeyer and Mindbody is the best.
Tobias Lütke has one of the best founding stories, and an incredible company, vision, outlook etc etc
My first introduction to William Gibson.
From 2009 in WaPo. This is hard to describe as a like, it's probably the single most heartbreaking piece I have ever read. I mean, I am posting it here because of its affect on me, but you may not want to read it.
One of the great essays on technology products.
From 2013, an NYT piece about a former Nirvana and Soundgarden member who went to war.
Angela Ahrendts is one of the greatest consumer executives, I wish there was more written about her, she's a genius.
David Foster Wallace in 2006 on the staggering genius of Fed.
This story charts the decline of Tiger Woods as told in 2016, before he came back to win another major.
Patrick Collison has collated examples where things actually got done quickly.
two of my all-time favourites going at it over on the a16z podcast
A profile about a*very* specific type of mud.
Before she could have a career unlike any other pop star, she had to learn how to live
A fascinating profile of a reclusive heiress - (so the opposite of Succession on HBO).
Sriram has collected various memos that were created for internal use but are now in the public domain. Fascinating to see the work of Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg et al behind the corporate firewall.