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WeWork IPO lols

It’s hard to get your head around the We Company train wreck that is heading this way.

Elizabeth Lopatto’s post on The Verge is a masterpiece in shining the light on impending chaos. Kinsey Grant at Morning Brew is a little more restrained, but equally dubious.

Who on earth will be buying shares?

Conspiracy theories

No matter what side you are on (if any) over the Jeffrey Epstein suicide, chances are you didn’t need much convincing – as noted by the New York Times.

An opinion, based on nothing but a headline, is all you need these days. As I lamented recently.

Reusable shopping bags

An observation. When the whole ‘ban the bag’ campaign came into effect in NSW last July I didn’t really give it much thought. A minor nuisance if anything – since we re-used the plastic bags from supermarkets as garbage bags and would no longer have that easy option – but overall not something I really cared about. I was probably cynical if anything – it seemed...

Mad Magazine

A wonderful ‘tribute’ to Mad Magazine in The New Yorker. Mad magazine is sadly coming to an end. After 67 years (it started in 1952). The June, 1954, cover was styled like a literary journal, so that readers “ashamed to read this comic-book in subways and like that” could make “people think you are reading high-class intellectual stuff instead of miserable junk.”The New Yorker As part...

Twitter wins

Twitter can be a dumpster fire at times (and not just due to the rush to judgement temptations). So it’s refreshing to see a thread like this one from James Clear: What is one article you’ve read that is so good it’s worth reading again?James Clear I started going through some of the articles mentioned in replies. They are all (so far) high quality, helpful, illuminating...

You guys

Interesting thread from Pete Caputa about use of ‘you guys’ when referring to both men and women.

Does it bother you when someone addresses a group of people (of different genders) as “you guys?”@pc4media

Perhaps even more interesting, as Peter notes, most of the responses are from guys.

The world is complex

It always strikes me as strange on Twitter, when I see people jumping in to comment on a current news story, especially if it’s a criminal investigation going through the courts. What surprises me (and you I’m sure) is they feel that within a minute or two of reading the article, they’re informed enough to comment on the merits of the case and what the actual verdict should be...

Morpheus Meditation

I’ve been using the Calm meditation app for a few years now – I find it helpful.

One of the things I like is that in each session Tamara ends with a simple, relevant quote.

Usually these are quotes from wise teachers, leaders and guides.

This morning she ended with a quote from Morpheus and I wasn’t quite sure what to think.

Wisdom can be found everywhere.

The Power of Pushups

Motivating article on The Atlantic about the benefits of pushups. But before we get to pushups… The speed at which you walk, for example, can be eerily predictive of health status. In a study of nearly 35,000 people aged 65 years or older in the Journal of the American Medical Association, those who walked at about 2.6 feet per second over a short distance—which would amount to a mile in...

So it goes

I love Stratechery for a whole bunch of reasons related to tech, insight and the larger picture. And also for the occasional tidbits like last Tuesday’s note that alerted me to the origins of the phrase ‘so it goes’. It’s from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 book Slaughterhouse-Five. From the New Yorker earlier this year: “I had not remembered, until I reread...

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I'm the co-host of HubShots and the CEO of XEN - helping mid-large B2B companies with their digital marketing and lead generation.

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