Weekly readings – 14th March 2020

How I Survived Being A $220k/year Intern

Your Fancy Honey Might Not Actually Be Honey

Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic

How a small candy company became Warren Buffett’s ‘dream’ investment

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE. A very helpful and cool interactive map to keep track of the global cases around the world

The man behind Trump’s Facebook operations (and success?)

Building the City: Snapshots of Saigon in the Late 1960s

Seattle’s Patient Zero Spread Coronavirus Despite Ebola-Style Lockdown

Amazon is selling the technology behind its cashier-less stores to other retailers. Some of their tactics and actions may warrant criticisms, but their drive for innovation really makes their success well-deserved

A Berlin Biotech Company Got a Head Start on Coronavirus Tests

Weekly readings – 8th February 2020

Spotify: The Ambient Media Company

Behind Amazon’s HQ2 Fiasco: Jeff Bezos Was Jealous of Elon Musk

Macro trends in tech by Ben Evans

The everything town in the middle of nowhere. An interesting piece on how Amazon changed an obscure town

The year startups took over the Super Bowl

Eating honey is more complicated than you might think

Can Lemon-Scented Stations and Billions of Dollars Get Americans Into Trains?

Eating honey is more complicated than you might think

How Andre Iguodala handled his rare NBA sabbatical

A French Photographer’s Portrait of Saigon in 1866

Germany’s overdose of renewable energy. Part 2 of a two-part series on the role of nuclear power in the age of climate change and the case study of Germany.

On Resigning from Google

A great story with rich visual effects on how climate change has affected Norway.