This week we explore deep work, surprising historical parallels, and the shared challenges of British tailors and Malaysian granite carvers. 620 miles …
Nate Desmond
This week we explore uncertainty, the scientific method, and how we can build better lives with these principles in mind. Predicting the unpredictable …
Nate Desmond
This week we explore the power of pair programming, planning for the future, and the brilliant branding behind Visa. Sanjay and Jeff: the pair programm…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore the future (as seen from 2015), the $10M lawsuit that saved privacy (or destroyed freedom of speech?), and why we need better busi…
Nate Desmond
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