A list of ideas, in no particular order and from different fields, that help explain how the world works:
You make your way to the end of a line wrapped around two New York City blocks.
Nothing that’s happened had to happen, or must happen again. That’s why historians aren’t prophets.
Things tend to get better over time. Sometimes it’s slow, and the progress takes place amid constant setbacks. But progress is the path of history.
For the past few years I’ve had a side gig I rarely talk about. Not because it’s a secret or because I don’t want to talk about it; but because it is, without question, unsexy.
What was the last thing you waited in line for?
The most important ideas are those that apply to multiple fields.
If you’re inundated with cold calls or cold emails (or cold tweets, cold inMail, cold snail mail, cold DMs, cold texts, cold smoke signals…) then you’re probably feeling pretty frigid towards direct outreach.
Jeff Immelt left General Electric in worse shape than he found it.
Calls for a new type of capitalism are coming from its leaders.