Recommended reading

I read too many blogs. I can hardly keep up. It’s probably time to drop some from my reader. Yet I resist, because I never know when one of them is going to be brilliant and I’ll want to include it in my weekly Saturday roundup.

In tech, the unicorn startup with its astonishing growth is everything. Writing for Signal v. Noise, David Heinemeier Hansson argues that this model of growth über alles is a poverty that corrupts. Read Exponential growth devours and corrupts

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The 1959 Cadillac was a study in ridiculous stylistic excess, yet it remains an icon of the fabulous 1950s. Paul Niedermeyer tells its story on Curbside Classic. Read Curbside Classic: 1959 Cadillac – False Prophet of a New Era

Speaking of cars and tech unicorns, there’s been quite an upheaval against Uber after a story of a woman who says she experienced heavy sexual harassment as an employee there. People are voting with their wallets by trying second-fiddle competitor Lyft. Venture capitalist Bryce Roberts tried Lyft recently, and he says that the experience is so like Uber that both companies should be worried. Read My First Lyft Ride

Nick Gerlich makes a good case that the new YouTube TV — essentially a basic-cable replacement service — is going to fail. Read All About You


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