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Happy Sunday!

I’ve been slacking a bit on adding to the channel here. Busy week

Don’t call time on the megacity by Azeem Azhar

This aligns more than anything I’ve read with my perspective on the future of cities. People will reconsider their situations and many will adjust, but cities will continue to serve as the greatest progress engines ever invented.

Yes, the wealthy—and there are more wealthy humans than ever—can always create options to leave the hubbub of the city. And yes, remote technologies may make it more possible to work remotely, live further away. And while the pandemic is making people nervous this year, next year, and perhaps the next few years, this won’t be happening for the length of time that it takes to stop the tide of humanity agglomerating.

https://ift.tt/3d0Hbat

#cities ____ Happy Sunday!

I’ve been slacking a bit on adding to the channel here. Busy week

Don't call time on the megacity by Azeem Azhar

This aligns more than anything I’ve read with my perspective on the future of cities. People will reconsider their situations and many will adjust, but cities will continue to serve as the greatest progress engines ever invented.

Yes, the wealthy—and there are more wealthy humans than ever—can always create options to leave the hubbub of the city. And yes, remote technologies may make it more possible to work remotely, live further away. And while the pandemic is making people nervous this year, next year, and perhaps the next few years, this won’t be happening for the length of time that it takes to stop the tide of humanity agglomerating.

https://www.exponentialview.co/p/-dont-call-time-on-the-megacityhttps://ift.tt/3d0Hbat

#cities
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The Playing Field

“In life the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play the game; the challenge is to figure out what game you’re playing.”

https://ift.tt/2NZNkbw ____ The Playing Field

“In life the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play the game; the challenge is to figure out what game you’re playing.”

http://grahamduncan.blog/the-playing-field/
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Lessons of Greatness: You have to take the Initiative

I’m a big fan of audio essays, especially ones like this from Mike Maples of Floodgate where the emotion and passion shines through in the writer/readers voice. Makes it much more memorable (for me at least).

https://ift.tt/3cwEsoS ____ Lessons of Greatness: You have to take the Initiative

I’m a big fan of audio essays, especially ones like this from Mike Maples of Floodgate where the emotion and passion shines through in the writer/readers voice. Makes it much more memorable (for me at least).

https://greatness.floodgate.com/episodes/lessons-of-greatness-you-have-to-take-the-initiative
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The new economics of higher education

The decisions of American families also will choke off out-of-state tuition revenue. Note that about three-quarters of America’s higher education sector, by enrollment, is state schools. The out-of-state tuition rate is the real cash cow of American higher education, and sometimes it can approach three times the in-state rate. Schools’ reliance on out-of-state revenue is going to take a big hit, as it was premised on a degree of individual geographic mobility that simply does not exist right now and may not be restored anytime soon.

https://ift.tt/3fE4icB ____ The new economics of higher education

The decisions of American families also will choke off out-of-state tuition revenue. Note that about three-quarters of America’s higher education sector, by enrollment, is state schools. The out-of-state tuition rate is the real cash cow of American higher education, and sometimes it can approach three times the in-state rate. Schools’ reliance on out-of-state revenue is going to take a big hit, as it was premised on a degree of individual geographic mobility that simply does not exist right now and may not be restored anytime soon.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-11/what-colleges-must-do-to-survive-the-coronavirus-crisis?sref=htOHjx5Y
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Scale and Loyalty (Gavin Baker)

An alternate title for this could be The Grand Unified Theory of Internet Economics (Or, why the same laws govern “CAC is the new rent” and “all internet companies become fintech companies”).

https://ift.tt/3cxr5o8 ____ Scale and Loyalty (Gavin Baker)

An alternate title for this could be The Grand Unified Theory of Internet Economics (Or, why the same laws govern "CAC is the new rent" and "all internet companies become fintech companies").

https://medium.com/@gavin_baker/scale-and-loyalty-are-more-important-online-than-offline-which-drives-much-of-the-winner-take-992345be93a9
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