Longreads is teaming up with The Stranger to cover the inauguration and protests. Great first dispatch from Sydney Brownstone…
Thank you, John Oliver.
In the 1980s, Sports Illustrated landed on a surefire way to drive subscriptions to its magazine. A high-quality print product? Top-notch journalism? Yeah, yeah, sure — probably all of the above. But as a child sitting in front of my television every afternoon, what really sold me — and then by my constant pleading, sold […]
There are pros and cons to any work situation. How a company performs depends a lot on who it hires, how those people get along, how they communicate, and how teams are structured to make it as easy as possible to be productive.
We can’t control for those factors, but the simple fact about distributed work is that people can be more productive when they don’t have to commute anywhere. Cutting commute times is better for employees, it’s better for companies to cultivate talent around the world, it’s better for families, and it’s better for our cities to reduce gridlock. I would love to see local governments — and the next president — embrace more policies that encourage companies to “go distributed.”
I spoke with Jason Fagone and Ted Genoways about the art of pitching in public.
Looking forward to this, from Randa Jarrar:
Heather Matarazzo is writing some very honest, wonderful personal essays. I had a brief chat with her about it.
Here’s my latest: A chat with author Jennifer Armstrong (we’re not related!) about the business of freelancing and book publishing.
Meaghan O’Connell’s birth story is wonderful and highly quotable.