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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #284

September 4 · Issue #284 · 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 🚀
Pavel Sokolovsky - Redefining Work | The Girl Dad Show (#54)
  1. I was on a podcast. Fellow girl dad, entrepreneur and Austin newcomer Young Han invited me onto his podcast to talk about work and parenting. I’d be honored if you wanted to listen!
fun facts 🙌
The very pointless battle of Karánsebes. The Ottomans showed up 2 days late to fight the Habsburgs, only to learn that they had already won. | learn more
Pot smokers not more likely to be apathetic or lazy. “We’re so used to seeing ‘lazy stoners’ on our screens that we don’t stop to ask whether they’re an accurate representation of cannabis users. Our work implies that this is in itself a lazy stereotype.” | learn more and more
Making a working concrete bicycle…
Epic Cycling | 134.5 kg Concrete Bike
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Atoms are more important than bits when killing people. This post talks about 21st century defense contracting, and what it takes to succeed in this business. “Startups and venture capitalists want to win lucrative government contracts…. But success is limited for software-only companies.” | learn more
Mammoth Holdings will wash your car. This LinkedIn post showcases the strategy behind this $100 million car was business. It starts with buying the biggest car was in a small market. | learn more
Reasons to be cautious about early momentum in B2B. “There are two sides to every coin. Front-office startups are quick out of the gate. But, the back-office tends to have more efficient growth over the long term.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
The race to sail solo around the world. “But it was two participants who never completed the race that generated the most news. One ended up dead, the other found himself happier than ever. Both outcomes came from decisions made at sea, but neither had anything to do with sailing.” | learn more
to your health ⚕
Our ancient ancestors were energy savers. “For our ancestors, finding food could be incredibly difficult, so they didn’t waste energy. Today, even though have energy sources ready at our fingertips, we still naturally protect how we spend that energy.” | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Don’t you push that button! “Shopify has told merchants they’ll be in breach of its terms of service (ToS) if they use Amazon’s Buy with Prime feature.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Synthetic cartilage is now stronger than the real stuff. “Researchers hope to use a new synthetic cartilage, tougher than the real thing, to prevent further degradation of the knee joint and the need for total knee replacement surgery.” | learn more
teaching the kids 👩‍🏫
Grades and test scores, still. “Grades are, by far, the criteria the public says should most factor into admissions decisions. This is followed by standardized test scores (39% major factor, 46% minor factor)…” | learn more
profiles of people 🚶
The family that mined the Pentagon’s data for profit. This was such an interesting story about the power of FOIA! “The Freedom of Information Act helps Americans learn what the government is up to. The Poseys exploited it—and became unlikely defenders of transparency.” | learn more
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