This week we explore my favorite author of the last 100 years, the path that led Airbnb to its iconic messaging, and the secret to Shopify’s productivi…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore freedom of speech, political change in the Arab Spring, and a magical basketball hoop you can’t miss. Is Facebook violating your f…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore a hidden Australian railway, a modern-day spy ring, and a $1M/year company that has taken no outside investment. Were these spies …
Nate Desmond
This week we explore COVID’s impact on the world around us: on park usage globally, on socio-economic financial security, and on the vibrations of our …
Nate Desmond
This week we explore the time Pepsi bought a navy, a semi-solved 2006 bank robbery, and IKEA’s answer to coffee. 6 robbers, 200 police, and $8-20 milli…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore a $909M patent award, an early clash between Gates and Jobs, and the most boring $31M profit you can imagine. When Kodak and Polar…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore Airbnb’s old investor emails, Bhutan’s household energy generators, and the life of one of our greatest contemporary war correspon…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore Softbank’s latest (crazy?) investment, a guide to finding fulfillment at work, and a supersonic baseball (or five). Softbank has b…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore a $20B insolvency, ISIS activity in Africa, and Fortnight’s latest battle royale against Apple. Wirecard: A $20B fraud? Despite so…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore Mike Rowe’s work habits, a structured approach to career design, and a 2001 interview with a luxury brand with $63B in 2019 sales.…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore behind the scenes of Instagram’s 2012 acquisition, inside the mind of a modern soldier, and around one of Elon Musk’s lesser-known…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore the truth behind TikTok, the art of learning, and a simple set of guidelines that would make social media healthier. Slow down, so…
Nate Desmond