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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #273

June 19 · Issue #273 · 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 🚀
A hike with a view of Devil's Lake, WI.
A hike with a view of Devil's Lake, WI.
  1. Hard things can be fun. I took my daughter camping for the first time this week. Nearby we went on a hike. On our way up the steep trail to Balanced Rock, she observed that hard things can be fun things. Such wisdom from a 4-year-old!
  2. Do we sleep outdoors too rarely? I bought a new tent for the camping trip. I used my seasoned strategy of buying the most premium version in stock at my local Target. Through the tent’s mesh top, I could see the stars in the night sky. It was an excellent bedroom view.
fun facts 🙌
The British Queen can be funny.
Jake Kanter
On a weekend of Queen anecdotes, this won't be matched. Just lovely.
The California Missions. I imagine if you live in California this is common knowledge, but its new to me! “Over 54 years, four forts, or presidios, and twenty-one missions were founded along the California coast. Some of these sites eventually evolved into the state’s major cities, including San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Jose and San Francisco.” | learn more
Polish people are role playing as Americans celebrating the 4th of July. “A group in Poland called 4th of July LARP (LARP is short for live-action role-playing) dresses as Americans and acts out various scenarios that they imagine happening in the U.S. during the summer holiday.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
New Illinois law requires health plans to cover continuous glucose monitors. This is great news for people with diabetes who otherwise have struggled to access this incredible technology. | learn more
Caterpillar’s headquarters leaving Illinois for Texas. Just a few years ago they moved headquarters from Peoria to Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago. Now they’re leaving for Texas. “The move—expected to affect the roughly 230 corporate employees at Caterpillar’s headquarters—is the latest in a series of recent relocations that have drawn major manufacturers closer to corporate and government customers, and tech giants from Silicon Valley to Texas.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Three rides in an actual autonomous taxi. “Recently, just after 10:30pm on Thursday May 26th, I took my first rides, three of them over a 90 minute period, in Cruise vehicles, with no front seat occupants, summoning the cars on an Uber-like app, and going over a fairly wide ranging area of San Francisco.” | learn more
When Apple adds features, startups face risks. The actual title of this article is much better click-bait: “Apple Just Wrecked 15+ Startups In Less Than 1 Hour.” Apple is offering financing (Buy Now Pay Later) directly within Apple Pay. They’ve also turned every iPhone into a POS by eliminating the need for any hardware. | learn more
better doing 🎯
Friction: the hidden force holding you back. This Farnam Street post employs an example of two employees who do the same great work, yet one of them requires a bonk on the head to get him started. Because his boss (or the organization) needs to spend energy getting him going, he’s less valuable to the organization. The advice is to show up knowing what you’re supposed to do and doing it. | learn more
retail therapy 💸
The end of the millennial lifestyle subsidy. “It was as if Silicon Valley had made a secret pact to subsidize the lifestyles of urban Millennials. As I pointed out three years ago, if you woke up on a Casper mattress, worked out with a Peloton, Ubered to a WeWork, ordered on DoorDash for lunch, took a Lyft home, and ordered dinner through Postmates only to realize your partner had already started on a Blue Apron meal, your household had, in one day, interacted with eight unprofitable companies that collectively lost about $15 billion in one year.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
Celsius freezes all funds day after CEO writes this tweet.
Alex Mashinsky
@mdudas @cory_eth @CelsiusNetwork Mike do you know even one person who has a problem withdrawing from Celsius?,

why spread FUD and misinformation.

If you are paid for this then let everyone know you are picking sides otherwise our job is to fight Tradfi together...
I think it’s finally starting to be crypto winter. Almost everywhere I look the sentiment is thoroughly negative. It feels like CNBC had been lying in wait to call Michael Saylor a “dot-com era entrepreneur” in the same sentence as they write “Bitcoin’s plunge spells trouble.” | learn more
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