This week’s highlights: Make Your iPhone Work For You, Google’s Best Developers, and Sustainable Growth
Fifteen on Friday – Issue 312
Food for Thought:
- BetterHumans – How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You The Very, Very Complete Guide to Productivity, Focus, and Your Own Longevity
- NYT – What Straight-A Students Get Wrong If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life.
- TheAtlantic – Does It Matter Where You Go to College? Research suggests that elite colleges don’t really help rich white guys. But they can have a big effect if you’re not rich, not white, or not a guy.
- RH – How To Digest Books Above Your “Level” And Increase Your Intelligence – To do great things, you have to read to lead.
- NYMag – 23andMe Informed Me My Husband and I Are Related
- NewYorker – The Friendship That Made Google Huge Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.
- NYT – Why the Ivy League Clings to a Strategy of Diminishing Returns
- TBP – Supply of New U.S. Housing Consider this: from 1968 to 2008, a span of 40 years, there was only one year in which fewer new housing units were built than in 2017
- Bloomberg – Madoff’s Victims Are Close to Getting Their $19 Billion Back
- Bloomberg – Yep, Bitcoin Was a Bubble. And It Popped. Millennials, like generations before them, just got a painful lesson about speculation.
- JC – Do Things You Can Sustain Southwest turned down over 95% of the offers and began serving just 4 new locations in 1996. They left significant growth on the table. Why would a business turn down so much opportunity?
- Fluxx – 52 things I learned in 2018 – Credit RK
- Engadget – Intel unveils a groundbreaking way to make 3D chips “Foveros” will let Intel stack logic chips on top of each other.
- Economist – Gut bacteria may offer a treatment for autism. A common probiotic holds the key
- NYT – Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret