16 Random Links

16 Random Links

Hey There,

Anytime I come across an interesting article, I save it in Evernote for future issues of Swipe File. Sometimes, that notebook is overflowing and needs to be cleaned out. So here are a bunch of things I've been meaning to share. Enjoy!


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  1. The internet is weird --> The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare
  2. Oh my god. How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
  3. Here's a great piece by my friend Ernie Smith: FeedBurner History: Why Google Can't Kill It
  4. And here's a casual 13,000-word article from CB Insights. From Alibaba to Zynga: 21 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time And What We Can Learn From Them
  5. Facebook and Google are bringing back the company town.
  6. Here's a great quote from Brad Stulberg: Faith: confidence born from realizing the fruits of practice.
  7. A useful post from Morgan Housel: 23 Books That Changed My Life
  8. Here's Berkshire Hathaway's owner's manual, originally penned by Warren Buffet in 1983.
  9. Smart stuff from James Clear: Identity-Based Habits: How to Actually Stick to Your Goals
  10. More smart stuff from Shane Parrish: The Difference Between Open-Minded and Closed-Minded People
  11. Love this idea: Do "Bad Work" When You're in a Productivity Slump
  12. On Writing Well is the most useful writing book I've ever come across.
  13. I've shared this before but it's a great idea: Disagree And Commit - A Management Principle For Highly Functioning Teams
  14. It's almost ski season here in Colorado, which reminds that it's a really good idea for adults to learn and play new sports.
  15. Intercom is hiring an editor. This job looks awesome.
  16. Here's why design can be a barrier to great marketing emails.

Have a great weekend!


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