Minimalism Grows…

Me speaking about Digital Minimalism at Company HQ in New York City on Monday Night. I only rarely write administrative posts, but because this is the launch week for my new book, I figured I’m due a break on this rule. With this in mind, I want to share a few more interesting pieces of news coverage on Digital Minimalism. Before I do, two quick notes: First, if you live in the Washington, DC area, come see me at Politics & Prose at 3:30 on Saturday. I’ll be taking questions and sig...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, College, New York City, Time, Uncategorized, Washington Dc, Npr, Usa Today, Brian Johnson, Mark Hyman, Digital Minimalism at Company HQ, Tech News Weekly Written

How Big Companies Can Out Run Disruption

Large companies can be easy targets for disruption, but Gary Pisano says there are steps that can keep them ahead of the innovation curve. Rule 1: Don't emulate startup cultures. [Author: by Martha Lagace]
Tags: College, Don, by Martha Lagace, Martha Lagace, Gary Pisano

Immigrant Networking and Collaboration: Survey Evidence from CIC

This study compares U.S.-born and immigrant entrepreneurs’ use of networking opportunities provided by CIC, the former Cambridge Innovation Center. Research by Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr. [Author: by Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr]
Tags: College, Cic, by Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr, Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R Kerr, Cambridge Innovation Center Research

The Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious Sings Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”: Is Nothing Sacred?

In the great garden of forking paths and alternative timelines there are two other versions of The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle that Julian Temple never directed. One would have been directed by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, but “he behaved gloriously badly to Malcolm (McLaren)” according to John Lydon many years later. The other was to be written by film critic Roger Ebert and directed by buxom beauty lover Russ Meyer (who Lydon called "shabby” and “a senile old git.”) But you do h...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, UK, College, West, Roger Ebert, Paris, Monty Python, Mclaren, Frank Sinatra, Nancy, Martin Scorsese, Julien Temple, Facebook Twitter, Rolling Stones

Hired buys Y Combinator grad Py, launches assessment tool

To better measure aptitude of applicants, online career marketplace Hired has acquired Py, which helps companies like Opendoor and Niantic identify talent with app-based interactive courses on Python, iOS development and more. As part of the deal, Hired will launch a new feature called Hired Assessments, leveraging tools from the Py platform, as well as a tiered subscription model. The base-level package, called Hired Essential, will provide enhanced search functionality, tools to help ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Education, San Francisco, Tech, Yale, Grant, Hiring, Dorm Room Fund, Hired, Comcast Ventures, Lo, Niantic, Allan Grant

In the 1920s America, Jazz Music Was Considered Harmful to Human Health, the Cause of “Neurasthenia,” “Perpetually Jerking Jaws” & More

These are some interesting stories about the Nazis and jazz, including one about a very bad jazz propaganda band created by Goebbels himself. But we need not mention these at all, or even leave the shores of jazz’s birthplace to find examples of extreme reactions to jazz by authoritarian figures who hated and feared it for exactly the same reasons as the Nazis. Chief among such American enemies of jazz was raging anti-Semite Henry Ford, who feared that jazz was, you guessed it, a Jewish ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Germany, Nazis, America, History, Ford, Nazi, Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Henry Ford, Cincinnati, Goebbels, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones

The East German Secret Police’s Illustrated Guide for Identifying Youth Subcultures: Punks, Goths, Teds & More (1985)

Ask Germans who lived under the German Democratic Republic what they feared most in those days, and they'll likely say the agents of the Ministry for State Security, best known as the Stasi. Ask those same Germans what they laughed at most in those days, and they may well give the same answer. As one of the most thoroughly repressive secret police forces in human history, the Stasi kept a close eye and a tight grip on East German society: as one oft-told joke goes, "Why do Stasi officers make s...
Tags: Google, Fashion, College, Germany, Nazis, History, Stasi, Seoul, Leipzig, East Germany, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Secret Police, Ministry for State Security, German Democratic Republic

The class pay gap: why it pays to be privileged

Within Britain’s elite occupations, the advantages of class are still mistaken for talent. By Sam Friedman and Daniel LaurisonMark has one of the most coveted jobs in television. As a senior commissioner at one of Britain’s biggest broadcasters, he controls a budget extending to the millions. And every day, a steady stream of independent television producers arrive at his desk desperate to land a pitch. At just 39, Mark is young to wield such power. After making his name as a programmemaker, he ...
Tags: London, Money, Media, Students, Education, Careers, Society, Work & careers, Britain, Higher Education, Schools, Social Mobility, University of Oxford, Oxbridge and elitism, Access to university, University of Cambridge

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