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Umbrex member Michael Pani led a successful effort to procure and deliver 31 pallets of supplies (shown above) to the Poland-Ukraine border, including: 20,000 portions of ready meals Baby milk powder for 14,000 bottles 4,000 diapers 1,000 portions of ready food for toddlers 900 gallons of UHT milk 200 sleeping bags 150 pacifiers 100 tourniquets 50 […]

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From where you are reading this right now, could you point towards north? Do you know how many days until the moon is full? From these 20 questions: “Where You At? A Bioregional Quiz.” Via The Art of Noticing. [I was off by 60 degrees and 14 days. Oof.] === 320 questions to ask a company, particularly […]

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How to Write Headlines in Twenty Seconds With This Simple System Banana art Surprise link of the week

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1. Excellent example of a concise, deeply informative industry overview: “Why is the Nuclear Power Stagnant” by Austin Vernon. 2. After I shared a link to VesselFinder last week, Jeff Christiansen pointed me to LeoLab’s low earth orbit space debris tracker. So cool. 3. Great list of free / low cost design resources. 4. Just […]

Three things worth reading: Josh Spector: 10 Fill-in-the-Blank Headlines You Can Use to Create Effective Content Dror Poleg argues that individual people are the next big asset class Maxims for Thinking Analytically: The wisdom of legendary Harvard Professor Richard Zechhauser, by Dan Levy

David A. Fields lays out the ten stages of consulting firm growth. Helpful to know what stage you are at and what’s the next inflection point. Josh Spector shares nine lines that will get people to commit. Concerning news about how global warming is causing mushrooms to evolve to survive in warmer climates, as in: the human body.

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1. Liz Specht on coronavirus math. 2. “What Time Do You Wake Up? Write It in the Comments and I Will Tell You Why You Are Bad and Lazy Compared with Me, a 3:15 a.m. Waker-er Upper Who Owns Not One but Two Vitamix Blenders” and more morning routines from The New Yorker Daily Shouts 3.  “Cultivate an […]

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1. Amazing photos of bookstores in China.  Never seen anything like these in my life. 2. Turns out Cuban infant mortality statistics not as good as reported. 3. Why slate operators matter. 4. My kids showed me this TED talk: What happens when you reply to spam email.   And we all laughed out loud. 5. Saw this film short at […]

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1. Why didn’t the ancient Romans play Dungeons and Dragons?  A thought piece on inventions that are “behind their time.” 2. The 52 most fascinating things Devin Sami learned in 2019 3. Favorite apps of 20 entrepreneurs 4. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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1. David Brooks argues that The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake 2. More Americans went to the library than to the movies in 2019 – CBS. I would not have guessed that.

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