big ideas

Higher education’s existential crisis

Axios sums up a bunch of data in their ‘deep dive’ on education. Almost 40% of students now are over 25 years old and nearly a quarter are parents. “The bottom line: Our idea of what college is and who […]

under the microscope

When more pain is preferred to less

I’ve been referencing this Kahneman study in many conversations over the past couple month, so I thought I’d link to it here. After exposing subjects to two versions of a painful stimulus and asking which they wanted to repeat, “A […]

retail therapy

Commerce cream

This site curates the best designed Shopify stores and highlights the agencies that created them. It’s a fun place to click around for a bit. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

Can innovation be sped up?

This author, Scott Sumner, is skeptical. “One would think that there are public policies that would substantially accelerate the pace of innovation. I’m not so sure.” | learn more

better doing

The evolutionary benefit of friendship

“Healthy friendships offer far more than a reliable person to share a beer with. Research shows they can make us healthier, wealthier, happier and overall more successful.” | learn more