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Tuesday Assorted Links
Sharing a bunch of good things I’ve read, listened to, or watched lately in no particular order and with no unifying theme.

Discontinuous Progress in History (Katja Grace) – An investigation of the events throughout history that made discontinuous contributions to progress. From The Pyramid of Djoser in 2650BC to more modern technological leaps.

#progress

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Uber Connect and Direct – Another good example of companies with digital touchpoints and “responsive instrumentation” pulling ahead from competitors

#cities

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The Power of Defaults (Tanay Jaipuria) – The rapid shift in behavior has created the opportunity for new defaults to emerge. This is a good primer on why being a default is so powerful.

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Shift the Curve (Jackie DiMonte) — Excited to see Jackie launch her new newsletter. She’s a great writer and this piece is a useful look at how companies need to think about responding to shifts in demand in the current environment.

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How, What and Where to Build (Venkatesh Rao) — “So putting it all together, the sweet spot for builders is to be changing slightly ahead of society at large, and working at the right phase of the building cycle. So right now, we’re obviously in a macro-rebuilding phase that’s gone way past simple disruption.”

– ____ Tuesday Assorted Links
Sharing a bunch of good things I've read, listened to, or watched lately in no particular order and with no unifying theme.

Discontinuous Progress in History (Katja Grace) – An investigation of the events throughout history that made discontinuous contributions to progress. From The Pyramid of Djoser in 2650BC to more modern technological leaps.

#progress

——

Uber Connect and Direct – Another good example of companies with digital touchpoints and "responsive instrumentation" pulling ahead from competitors

#cities

——

The Power of Defaults (Tanay Jaipuria) – The rapid shift in behavior has created the opportunity for new defaults to emerge. This is a good primer on why being a default is so powerful.

——

Shift the Curve (Jackie DiMonte) — Excited to see Jackie launch her new newsletter. She's a great writer and this piece is a useful look at how companies need to think about responding to shifts in demand in the current environment.

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How, What and Where to Build (Venkatesh Rao) — "So putting it all together, the sweet spot for builders is to be changing slightly ahead of society at large, and working at the right phase of the building cycle. So right now, we’re obviously in a macro-rebuilding phase that’s gone way past simple disruption."


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