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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #266

May 1 · Issue #266 · 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 sixth year!

my story 🚀
fun facts 🙌
What’s a chuck? Wikipedia: “A chuck is a specialized type of clamp used to hold an object with radial symmetry, especially a cylinder.” | learn more
Rapping Rabbi. An excellent musical treat for those who like Jewish things. “LChaim by Ari Lesser - Zoltronic” | learn more
What artists notice. “Painters at work notice details we’d ignore. From those details they develop delightful insights into reality.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Zero marginal cost content and the metaverse, powered by DALL-E. “Machine learning generated content is just the next step beyond TikTok: instead of pulling content from anywhere on the network, GPT and DALL-E and other similar models generate new content from content, at zero marginal cost. This is how the economics of the metaverse will ultimately make sense: virtual worlds needs virtual content created at virtually zero cost, fully customizable to the individual.” | learn more
The three eras of startup valuations. How do you value a company? “Reflecting on this question a founder posed this week, I remembered how we came to be here, the three eras of startup pricing: cash-flow, multiples, and discount-to-future-value.” | learn more
1% of Salesforce’s revenue makes a unicorn. “We have reached a point in SaaS where a small fraction of an incumbent is a billion-dollar company. If you start a business tomorrow that is able to cleave 1% of revenue from Salesforce, you will have built a billion-dollar business.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
Marketing directory. “A curated directory of top marketing, branding, and PR resources.” From Jack Randall, former head of communications at Robinhood. | learn more
to your health ⚕
Is my drug copay coupon a form of charity or a bribe? “Before my insurer had even preapproved coverage of the new injectable medicine my doctor had prescribed, I got a voicemail from its manufacturer informing me that I might qualify for its copay assistance program. That meant the company would cover at least the lion’s share of my copay, leaving me with a minimal, if any, out-of-pocket contribution.” | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Retail success depends on warehouses. So, Amazon’s launched a new $1 billion fund to invest in warehouse tech. “The Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund will focus on new technologies that will “increase delivery speed and further improve the experience” of warehouse and logistics employees, Alex Ceballos Encarnacion, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide corporate development, wrote in a blog post.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Can certain foods really stave off dementia? “Experts say that while nutrition studies are notoriously challenging to carry out, there is a compelling and ever-growing body of research that does suggest that some foods and diets may offer real benefits to an aging brain. So we spoke with two dozen researchers and pored over the research to better understand the links between diet and dementia.” | learn more
Physically less attractive job applicants are discriminated against in hiring decisions. “In a US context, the authors tested whether appearance-altering photo-filters can exploit this bias, focusing on the moderating role of job type, gender and race as well the mediating role of two major dimensions of person perception (warmth and competence).” | learn more
The missing link from sea to land. “A meme about the transitional fossil Tiktaalik argues that although we did come out of the sea, we aren’t doing just fine.” | learn more
teaching the kids 👩‍🏫
Embedded education. “Learning no longer lives on an individual platform. Rather, learning happens everywhere. We’re entering a new age of “Embedded Education.” | learn more
big ideas 📚
3 mind-blowing space facts with Neil deGrasse Tyson. “Dr. Tyson explains where we might find aliens, why "dark matter” is a misleading term, and why you can blame physics for your favorite team’s loss.“ | learn more
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