July 27 Readings

Shopify Saved Main Street. Next Stop: Taking On Amazon.

How to Trick Your Brain into Remembering Almost Anything.

Unlocking value with durable teams: “Over the past six months, my group at the Financial Times has moved from project-based teams to durable teams. In this post I’ll explain why we made that move and how this is helping us deliver bigger and better things for our customers.”

The man who cracked the lottery.

Why Cryptocurrency Matters In The Coming Fight Between The Digital Yuan And Dollar

What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory: “To recognize strange extraterrestrial life and solve biological mysteries on this planet, scientists are searching for an objective definition for life’s basic units.”

Understanding Abundance: Introduction “We will introduce a few general mental models for thinking about abundance, how it differs from what we’re used to, and what heuristics we can still count on to be true in the future.”

June 15 Reads

a16z Podcast: World’s Largest Supercomputer v. Biology’s Toughest Problems:

Folding at Home was launched 20 years ago this summer in the lab of Vijay Pande at Stanford. In this episode, Vijay (now a general partner at a16z) is joined by his former student and current director of Folding at Home, Greg Bowman, an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and Lauren Richardson. We discuss the origins of the Folding at Home project along with its connection to SETI@Home and Napster; also the scientific and technical advances needed to solve the complex protein folding and distributed computing problems; and importantly what does understanding protein dynamics actually achieve?

Radical Markets by Eric Posner and Glen Weyl a review essay by David K. Levine

Should the Modern Corporation Maximize Shareholder Value?

On Strategy: A Primer: A book focused on the theory and praxis of strategy (free pdf copy).

O’reilly Radar trends to watch: June 2020

May 17 – Sunday Reads

A coming bio revolution is poised to change the world

How to Combat Zoom Fatigue 

The Work-From-Home Trader Who Shook Global Markets

Solar’s Future is Insanely Cheap

Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

Doctors are now social-media influencers. They aren’t all ready for it.