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Netflix decided to finally release some interesting data about films and TV shows offered on its platform. Doing so when films like Red Notice get consumers’ attention can’t be a coincidence, can it? (Image: Netflix)

The company behind the most popular digital entertainment service in the world, Netflix, made a lot of headlines by doing something that was both unexpected and long overdue: it revealed a website, available to everyone, that lists its currently most popular films and TV shows based on hard data (which…

The Auteuil end of the Parc des Princes, seen from the Boulogne end (CC BY-SA 3.0)

In 1994, I lived in Paris, on a small side street with an Afghan café on the corner, near Denfert-Rochereau. On August 10, PSG played a match against a Hungarian team from Vác in the qualifying round of the Champions League. The cheapest tickets were in the two ends (virages)

No Mercy No Malice

In 1980 a gallon of gasoline cost $1.19. Today it’s $3.41, a 2.7% annual increase. But undergraduate tuition has risen nearly three times as fast: 6.7% a year at public colleges, for an increase of nearly 1,400%. The greatest assault on middle-class America’s prosperity may be the relentless, four-decade-long inflation…

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Breaking up is hard to do — and sometimes takes a while. In the last few weeks, there have been a flurry of announcements from iconic firms, all founded well over a century ago, regarding their pending breakup into two or three public companies: General Electric (ticker GE), Johnson &…

Group Projects Continue

I hated group projects in school. My teammates and I could never agree on scope, nothing had a clear owner, and mature conflict resolution was off the table (I guess I’ll just do the WHOLE THING MYSELF). Little did I know at the time that I would spend my entire…

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Casper — the original DTC darling and self-proclaimed “Nike of sleep” — is now proof that there’s no such thing as a $1 billion mattress company.

In a whirlwind two years, the mattress-in-a-box company has gone from being the lead disrupter in the ‘sleep economy’ with a value of $1.1…

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Shopping. It’s even fun just to say it out loud, isn’t it? Of course, it’s much nicer to actually do it, and there’s no better time to shop than right now, November. The holidays are looming, stores are trying to ready themselves for next year’s lineup, so “SALES! SALES! SALES!”…


Beethoven’s Vision (1882) by Rudolf Hausleithner (Austrian, 1840–1918)/Artvee

The best “content marketing” — if you can call it that — looks like Yeezy, Pokémon, and Goop. In other words, it’s a core part of the business and product, and it’s not at all what most conventional content marketing looks like today.

For example, Yeezy might not have a…


Little Island on New York’s Hudson River overlooking the Meatpacking District,

All bad cities are alike; Each great city is great in its own way. Or something like that. All else equal, the more good things a city has, whether that be buildings, institutions, universities, restaurants, parks, bars, novel attractions or any of a thousand other categories, the better that place…


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