Best Articles This Week – 06/21/19 Edition

This week’s highlights:  1-Star Reviews, Jamie Dimon, and Quantum Computing

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Fifteen on Friday – Issue 336

Best,

David


Food for Thought:

Top Read(s) of the Week:  TheHustle – The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews

Why It Matters:  How one small business owner flipped the online review ecosystem on its head

Consider as well:

  1. ABC – Stay in the Game.  An inspiring story of how a troubled young man found his way.
  2. TheAtlantic – Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think  Here’s how to make the most of it.
  3. BusinessWeek – The Next Big Phones Could Bring a Billion People Online  About half of humanity don’t have internet access, and a lot of those people are in Africa. Enter a $20 device with smartphone brains and a five-day battery.
  4. TheAtlantic – Are McMansions Making People Any Happier?  Homes have gotten bigger, but Americans aren’t any more pleased with the extra space.

Business/Economics:

Top Read of the Week:  Euromoney – The bankers that define the decades: Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase

Why It Matters:   Fantastic profile of JP Morgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon.

Consider as well:

  1. Fortune – Making Billions at the Dollar Store  Dollar General has relied on a crafty mix of 7-Eleven-like convenience and Walmart-like low prices to become a retail giant. How much bigger can it get?
  2. BusinessWeek – When an Eight-Figure IPO Windfall Can Mean a Zero-Digit Tax Bill  Silicon Valley has won big with a tax break aimed at small businesses.
  3. QZ – Amazon is shutting down its food-delivery business – The Giant Blinks?
  4. Youtube – Stanley Druckenmiller Interview – The Economic Club of New York – Just as a general rule for life and markets, when Stan talks, you should listen.

Culture/Tech/Science:

Top Read of the Week:  Fortune – Business Bets on a Quantum Leap

Why It Matters:   Quantum computing could help companies address problems as huge as supply chains and climate change. Here’s how IBM, Google, Microsoft, and others are racing to bring the tech from theory to practice.

Consider as well:

  1. CityLab – How to Disappear  Is it possible to move through a smart city undetected?
  2. MotorTrend – New EV Recharging Tech Lets Electrons Flow Like Gasoline
  3. Wired – A Mythical Form of Space Propulsion Finally Gets a Real Test  Scientists have debated for decades whether the propulsion concept known as EmDrive is real or wishful thinking. A sensitive new tool may at last provide an answer.
  4. Inc – If You Can Do This Many Pushups in a Row, Harvard Scientists Say Your Risk of Heart Attack Is Over 30 Times Less

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