View profile

P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #131

👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7
September 29 · Issue #131 · View online
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 🚀
Panel discussion on entrepreneurship @ JUF
Panel discussion on entrepreneurship @ JUF
🎓 Class is back in session! This week was the first day of class for New Venture Development at Kellogg. I quite enjoy spending time with entrepreneurial students at the earliest stages of business. It’s also one of the few times you’ll find me outside the city limits. If you’re in Evanston on Wednesdays this fall, let’s get together!
💲❔ Please help answer a question… does the old retail trick of $1.99 vs $2.00 still drive consumer behavior? This study from 1996 demonstrates the effect via a snail-mailed catalog, but I want to believe times have changed and consumers have adapted. Please email me any info or anecdotal experience you have!
📅 Save the date for our second annual P.S. You Should Donate fundraiser and meetup: Thursday, October 24 6:30 – 9:30pm.
someone else's words 💬
👉 Like this quote? Yes 👍 OR No 👎
fun facts 🙌
A horse named Potoooooooo. That’s pronounced Pot-8-Os. Yep. | learn more
A $9 Billion scam involving Nigeria. “A dying Irishman went for one last big score in Nigeria. The project failed, but a London tribunal says his company’s owed $9 billion and counting.” | learn more
An oral history of the AIM away message. The author found the original AIM creator and a handful of designers and developers to learn their stories. “It might have started out as something purely functional—a live out-of-office, if you will—but the away message was much more than that.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
Let’s get rid of all the townships. “Illinois has 1,428 of them — a big reason we lead the nation in number of taxing bodies.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Watch out for CircleUp. Neil Constable is the new Chief Investment Officer of a firm that’s pioneering quant investing in private markets. They started as a marketplace for venture fundraising, but eventually developed such a great dataset that they closed the marketplace and started writing checks themselves. | learn more
The elusive $1 Billion fund that rattled venture capital. Another case of fake it ‘till you make it going wrong. “[Ellie] Cachette had said publicly that her firm had already committed over $100 million to various funds, but so far hardly anyone had received any money.” | learn more
Can innovation be sped up? This author, Scott Sumner, is skeptical. “One would think that there are public policies that would substantially accelerate the pace of innovation. I’m not so sure.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
Flow, the secret to happiness. The speaker in this TED talk, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, doesn’t have the best stage presence but his content makes up for it. | learn more
The evolutionary benefit of friendship. “Healthy friendships offer far more than a reliable person to share a beer with. Research shows they can make us healthier, wealthier, happier and overall more successful.” | learn more
to your health ⚕
Tim Ferriss, the man who put his money behind psychedelic medicine. The NY Times covers the surge in research behind psychedelics and the role of author and podcaster Tim Ferriss. | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Commerce cream. This site curates the best designed Shopify stores and highlights the agencies that created them. It’s a fun place to click around for a bit. | learn more
Rent the Runway stops accepting subscribers following delivery disaster. The logistics of this business leave little room for error, and recently they’ve had some very big errors. To their credit, they’re not trying to sweep their failures under the rug. | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
When more pain is preferred to less. I’ve been referencing this Kahneman study in many conversations over the past couple month, so I thought I’d link to it here. After exposing subjects to two versions of a painful stimulus and asking which they wanted to repeat, “A significant majority chose to repeat the long trial, apparently preferring more pain over less.” | learn more
Diet and exercise have different effects on insulin sensitivity and secretion. “The effects of exercise on insulin secretion, the role of exercise-induced energy deficit, and possible dose–response relationships are not well understood. This study aimed to evaluate insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion after progressively greater negative energy balance induced by exercise or diet.” | learn more
big ideas 📚
Higher education’s existential crisis. Axios sums up a bunch of data in their ‘deep dive’ on education. Almost 40% of students now are over 25 years old and nearly a quarter are parents. “The bottom line: Our idea of what college is and who it should serve has changed, but the institution has not caught up.” | learn more
the end ✅
Click 👍 below if you liked this week’s newsletter. Or email me by pressing the reply button!
Did you enjoy this issue?
If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here.
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here.
Powered by Revue
Chicago, IL 60622