A Thawing Arctic

The year that Arctic Row rowed across the Arctic Ocean we witnessed the lowest ice cap in recent history. And the trend predicts more melt to come.

The Arctic, the roughly 8 percent of the earth above latitude 66º 33′ north, is warming faster than many climate scientists expected—at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the planet. The extent of Arctic sea ice, which melts to its nadir each September, has steadily declined over the past three decades. The years 2007–2013 saw the six lowest levels since satellite imaging began in 1979. Overall, the ice cap has retreated about 40 percent over this period. The trend is likely unmatched in recent human history, reported a UN panel on climate change in 2013.

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Why You Should Buy an iPhone 5S

You should buy an iPhone 5S because your iPhone passcode is easy to guess. The iPhone 5S has Touch ID, as an alternative to your (weak) passcode. Data from Daniel Amitay.

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Instant Gratification

Deliveries are moving from hours to minutes, at the cost of selection breadth. The latest incarnation of this trend is Spoonrocket, who delivers a constrained selection breadth of 1 of 2 meal options in just 10-minutes.

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You could prepare a similar graph for the time it used to book a taxi (e.g. days for Boston Livery vs. minutes for Uber). Maybe I’ll graph that next.

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Do You Want New Topics or New People Everyday?

There’s this tradeoff between interacting with lots of new people everyday and interacting with lots of new ideas everyday. Except operations people; they see the same problems, and same people. Every day.

Update: Added Operations, which adds humor and truth, thanks to my Wharton colleague Brandon Mah.

 

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Hat tip to Brandon Mah who clued me into the Operations function and their placement.

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32 Teeth is Normal but 32 Pets is Mental

It’s funny how if you have a lot of pets, you’re a little mental, but it’s the exact opposite with teeth. Sidenote: if you haven’t seen Demetri Martin’s visual comedy, you should avail yourself of it. This idea is taken from him.

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About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.

The Amount of Equity You Get Decreases, Unless It Goes Wrong

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About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.

About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.

Equity In A Startup

A factor of 10 is useful in predicting what percentage of a company you should allocate to new hires (if you’re the hiring manager), and what percentage you should receive in a fair negotiation (if you’re the recruit).

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The Commute Paradox

In a paper entitled Stress that Doesn’t Pay, Swiss economists Bruno Frey and Alois Stutzer wrote that a bad commute reduces happiness regardless of how long we’re exposed to it. Even the loss of a limb or winning the lottery doesn’t create a permanent and sizable shift in happiness, but a bad commute does. They call this the “commute paradox”.

 

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World’s Biggest Data Breaches

As some of you know I joined a web security company. Below are the largest data breaches in the recent past. [via InformationIsBeautiful.net]

World's Biggest Data Breaches

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