Michael Gibson still remembers his first day working for Peter Thiel. Like many of Thiel’s hires, he’d met the contrarian investor through several of the PayPal founder’s variously eccentric political ventures. A onetime self-described “unemployed writer in L.A.,” who’d left a doctoral program in philosophy at Oxford, Gibson had met Thiel through his work at the Seasteading Institute, a Thiel-funded attempt to create a libertarian “floating city” in international waters. Then Thiel asked him to help teach a class at Stanford Law School on philosophy, technology, and politics. And then Thiel asked him to work for his hedge fund. Gibson had no intention of working in finance, or any experience in doing so, but he and Thiel had, he felt, “gelled philosophically,”
— Read on www.city-journal.org/peter-thiel
Events are a bundle of content, networking and meetings, and aggregate
people in one place at one time. When you try to take this online, half of
it breaks and most of it makes no sense bundled together. We need new tools
and new ways to think about networks, not ‘virtual conferences’.
— Read on www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2020/6/4/solving-online-events
The Pandemic Is Showing Just How Much Working Moms Have to Juggle
The greatest gift this Mother’s Day would be to eliminate the bias against working mothers.
— Read on www-adweek-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.adweek.com/agencies/the-pandemic-is-showing-just-how-much-working-moms-have-to-juggle/amp/
When Nicholas Yung wouldn’t sell his land to railroad baron Charles Crocker, Crocker built a 40-foot fence around his house and blotted out the sun.
— Read on getpocket.com/explore/item/the-man-who-built-a-40-foot-spite-fence-around-his-neighbor-s-home
Every minute you waste trying to convince a no 😬 into a yes in business, is a minute wasted when you could be collaborating with someone that is a yes 😊 already.
“Our entire understanding of commerce and capitalism seems to have fallen under the sway of short-term, finite-minded thinking.”
Need to get back to what capitalism was at the time of our founding fathers – putting people first, not short-term stock market gains.
This is your manager tool kit for 2020
— Read on www.inc.com/laura-garnett/want-your-employees-to-stick-around-make-a-point-to-ask-them-2-of-these-20-questions-every-month.html
With an incredibly limited run of McLaren F1s ever produced, a mere 106, it’s surprisingly easy to keep track of where the cars end up and the legends they accrue as time goes by. But somehow seven of those cars have gone missing.
— Read on jalopnik.com/here-s-why-there-are-seven-missing-mclaren-f1s-1840679264
When I found out the annual fee for Amazon Prime would increase from $99 to $119 last year, I started thinking about whether I could live without the service.
— Read on twocents.lifehacker.com/i-tried-to-quit-amazon-but-failed-miserably-1840517422
2014: Directed by Jon Favreau. With Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman.
A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
— Read on m.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/
Great movie playing right now on Amazon Prime.
BrownieBytes gives it 5 Brownies!