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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #122

👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7
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P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its third year!

my story 🚀
When Petra climbs to dangerous new heights, Papa follows.
When Petra climbs to dangerous new heights, Papa follows.
🤝 I spent this week kicking off collaborations with a few sets of people. In no particular order, I’m now involved in projects in these areas: childcare, commercial insurance, legal cannabis, and ultra-niche content. All have a tech-enabled angle. I expect that some of these will fizzle out as we get further along, and I’ll add new ones as time permits. If you have a project (big or small, profit-driven or not) that you think I might be able to help on in some way, let me know!
🤵 I’m considering hiring a Virtual Assistant again. The last time I had one I ran out of work for her to do. The circumstance seems different this time. If you have a VA and are open to sharing what they do for you, please reach out!
someone else's words 💬
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fun facts 🙌
A guy paid $850k for a rare sneaker collection. “Sotheby’s first-ever sneaker auction isn’t scheduled to end until July 23, but it’s already a success. That’s because one man has bought 99 of the 100 exceedingly rare shoes that were up for bidding, for a grand total of $850,000.” | learn more
California police chief accused of coverup after losing her gun. “The search for the pistol that San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell lost in a bathroom stall resulted in an apparently illegal search of a home without a warrant and the arrest of a couple on charges of child neglect for having a messy house. And, new information points to Cantrell’s efforts to keep the news of her loss quiet despite her claim that she immediately reported the stolen gun.” | learn more
Cleveland Browns customer service circa 1974. I just rediscovered this from years back and it made me laugh all over again. Enjoy! “A classic exchange between a season ticket holder and the Cleveland Browns front office from 1974. It’s a shame that no one would have the balls to send a reply like this today. The customer is not always right.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
How Chicago reversed its river. This article comes with a short 5-minute video that’s quite good and explains why and how the river’s flow changed over 100 years ago. | learn more
Chicago refuses to upgrade water lines without tears up streets and trees. “Cities like Toronto and Evanston are using a cheaper and less invasive replacement technology, cured-in-place pipe, but the city water department rejected it after a ‘tainted’ pilot program.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
The periodic table of technology. This is fun! | learn more
The state of AI 2019. This deck from MMC Ventures provides interesting updates and data about global AI adoption across geographies and industries. | learn more
14 CEOs who got axed after failing to navigate disruption. “Businesses aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure from technological innovation — the CEOs are feeling it too. Here are 14 executives who paid the price for their innovation failures.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
The first SEC-qualified crypto token offering. The founder of Blockstack announced their token offering on Hacker News and answered a bunch of hostile questions. | learn more
Elk: the dev board for the decentralized world. This is Kickstarter project for a device that’s essentially an Arduino + Blockchain. It’s neat! “Build decentralized IoT that protects your privacy, accepts payments, interacts with smart contracts, and much more.” | learn more
to your health ⚕
Your go-to guide to decode medical bills. Curious how to understand those cryptic medical bills? And how to fight them if they seem wrong? Kaiser Health News has your back. | learn more
better doing 🎯
Knowledge, should you go wide or deep? An interview with author David Epstein about his findings from researching learning. Among other things, he blows up Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule. This is a podcast, though the page I’m linking to includes summary notes so you can get a gist of the content before committing. | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
I’m allergic to shrimp, but only when I dance. How fascinating! “Cofactors may explain a patient’s otherwise unexplained intermittent systemic allergic reaction to certain foods.” | learn more
Ancient anti-starvation mechanism may be driving modern obesity epidemic. “The focus of this new study is a protein discovered several decades ago called RAGE, or the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts. RAGE sits on the surface of fat cells, and this new research suggests it activates in response to several stress triggers and blocks the body from converting those fat cells into energy.” | learn more
the end ✅
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