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Articles

William Stolz, who has worked for two years at an Amazon warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, told me that he’s expected to grab an item every eight second

By Charles Duhigg

More product searches are conducted on Amazon than on Google, which has allowed Bezos to build an advertising business as valuable as the entirety of IBM.

By Franklin Foer

The streaming video era is already starting to resemble the old age of television that viewers were so excited to escape

By Matthew Ball

Inflation volatility has a painful effect on lower income households, those on fixed incomes, those with higher ratios of tuition, transportation, or medical costs

By Jill Mislinski

Convincing people that you can solve their problems is harder than it seems because people don’t want to be told that the way they’ve always done things is wrong.

By Morgan Housel

The paper’s logic might convince academics, but not many practitioners.

By John Rekenthaler 

The outlook for your future improves by being in the game rather than on the sidelines

By Blair duQuesnay

Logic always gets you to exactly the same place as your competitors

By Ben Carlson

This isn’t a picture of mass mania. It’s a picture of public sobriety

By Derek Thompson

Podcasts

It was a blue and yellow clone of Netflix dot com

By Business Wars

Our government has lost the ability to prevent a tragedy of the commons

With Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

I don’t think there’s any case for ETFs in 401(k)s

With Christine Benz, Jeffrey Ptak, and Ben Johnson

When was the last time Melo was Melo?

With Zach Lowe and Baxter Holmes

Books

There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.

By Bill Bryson


 

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