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A rocker’s guide to management

In his languidly titled autobiography, “Life”, Keith Richards tells a story that captures something about the workplace culture of the Rolling Stones and his decades as the band’s guitarist. It’s 1984 and the Stones are in Amsterdam for a meeting (yes, even Keith Richards attends meetings).

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www.gwern.net

Laws of Tech: Commoditize Your Complement

Every product in the marketplace has substitutes and complements. A substitute is another product you might buy if the first product is too expensive. Chicken is a substitute for beef.

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medium.com

Travel Is No Cure for the Mind

It’s just another day… and you’re just doing what you need to do. You’re getting things done, and the day moves forward in this continuous sequence of checklists, actions, and respites.

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stratechery.com

Apple’s Errors

As rare as last week’s Apple revenue warning from CEO Tim Cook may have been — the company last issued a revenue warning in June 2002 — the company has had other bad quarters in the iPhone era. Look no further than the stock chart:

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www.theringer.com

‘The Jordan Rules’ Was the Mother of All Woj Bombs

What, you’re still watching the NBA Finals? Right after Steph Curry turned into Curly Neal, I went over to my bookshelf and pulled down a volume that’s quietly enjoying its 25th anniversary. It’s called The Jordan Rules. It was written by Sam Smith in 1991. It was a simpler time.

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www.cnbc.com

Inside Facebook's 'cult-like' workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time

At a company-wide town hall in early October, numerous Facebook employees got in line to speak about their experiences with sexual harassment.

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www.bloomberg.com

Road Tripping Around Europe in a Tesla Is Less Fun Than You’d Think

Driving an electric car around town is one thing, but what happens on a long road trip? I can tell you: A lot, not all of it good. As a resident of Paris, I’ve driven plenty of electric vehicles.

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www.wired.com

How the Surprise New Interactive Black Mirror Came Together

By nearly any measure, Netflix has had a ridiculous year. When all is said and done, the company will have spent upwards of $10 billion (and perhaps as much as $13 billion) to produce more than 550 new movies and shows.

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stratechery.com

Why Doesn’t Apple Enable Sustainable Businesses on the App Store?

This series of posts is about enabling sustainable businesses on the App Store. In Part 1, I discuss why Paper and other productivity apps may not be doing as well as you might think.

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medium.com

Kill Your Personas

In 1983, Alan Cooper gave life to the first design persona with a wave of his hands. A pioneering software developer, Cooper had just interviewed a group of potential customers.

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towardsdatascience.com

Analyze a Soccer game using Tensorflow Object Detection and OpenCV

The world cup season is here and off to an interesting start. Who ever thought the reining champions Germany would be eliminated in the group stage :( For the data scientist within you lets use this opportunity to do some analysis on soccer clips.

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Jobs in the New Digital Age

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, a hit Netflix series, is set in 1958. The show features telephone elevator operators, telephone switch operators and bellhops that carry luggage. In season two, there is a “house boy”, a college student who looks after a family at a vacation resort.

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www.hanselman.com

Relationship Hacks: Playing video games and having hobbies while avoiding resentment

I'm going to try to finished my Relationship Hacks book in 2019. I've been sitting on it too long. I'm going to try to use blog posts to spur myself into action. A number of people asked me what projects, what code, what open source I did over the long holiday. ZERO. I did squat.

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stratechery.com

Apple’s Errors Follow-up, Apple’s Services Pivot, Samsung Warns on Revenue

Stratechery.com is supported by subscriptions to the Daily Update. The Daily Update consists of substantial analysis of the news of the day (~1800 words) delivered via three daily emails in addition to the free weekly article (four total articles per week).

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CES and the Unification of Computing and Consumer Electronics, Google Assistant and Integration, The Modular Competition

Stratechery.com is supported by subscriptions to the Daily Update. The Daily Update consists of substantial analysis of the news of the day (~1800 words) delivered via three daily emails in addition to the free weekly article (four total articles per week).

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en.wikipedia.org

Xennials

Xennials (also known as the Oregon Trail Generation and Generation Catalano) is a neologistic term used to describe people born during the Generation X/Millennial cusp years, typically from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.

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benton.io

Apple Doesn't Want Your iPhone App to Make Money

There’s no doubt that Apple is an incredible marketing machine. Nothing demonstrates that better than the hype surrounding the recent iPad launch (actual Newsweek cover here). When my dad has read more about a new product launch than I have, you know they hit it out of the park.

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about.gitlab.com

GitHub now offers free private repos for up to three collaborators – here are our thoughts

GitHub just launched free private repos with up to three collaborators. I like to think that increased competition from us (GitLab) contributed to this change – as one Hacker News commenter stated, "Thank you GitLab for providing market competition forcing GitHub to consider this!"

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