The Secrets Your Phone Shares About You, And More

How Stars Like Jay Z and Martha Steward End Up With Samsung Devices – Fast Company “Brunetti was a victim–or perhaps benefactor–of a Samsung program known as “White Glove.” It’s a marketing effort designed to convert Apple-slinging celebrities and business influencers into Samsung evangelists. When Beyoncé whips out her phone … Read More

Bookshelf: Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha

Some men have resolved, this year, to lose twenty pounds. Or build some biceps. Or learn French. Those are all fine goals—but not great ones. Here’s a great goal: this year, become a better man. Too general? In practical terms, sure, but in real terms I don’t thinks so. It’s … Read More

Gary Bettman, UFC, and Undercover Hitmen

Interview with Gary Bettman – Globe and Mail “This is a physical game. The players want it physical, that’s how they make their livelihood. The fans want it physical, that’s the nature of the game, but we want to make it as safe as we can. If you go back … Read More

Beer, Wikipedia, and the Battle Over JFK’s Legacy

Easy Money – New Yorker “They were giving away money. That was the reason I took the long subway ride from Brooklyn to Harlem one Sunday morning in August. Once I arrived, though, it was all too clear that I wasn’t the only one who had heard about the opportunity. … Read More

Black-ops Reputation Management, the Productivity Problem, and Game of Thrones

Omens – Aeon “There are good reasons for any species to think darkly of its own extinction. Ninety-nine percent of the species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct, including more than five tool-using hominids.” How to Be Prolific: Guidelines for Getting it Done from Joss Whedon – Fast … Read More

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