June 2022

https://fortune.com/2022/06/03/zillow-opendoor-compass-real-estate-fortune-500/?tpcc=nldatasheet by Jacob Carpenter Three companies operating at the nexus of technology and real estate cracked the Fortune 500 for the first time this year, each realizing huge revenue gains that signaled the sector’s arrival on the annual list. But there won’t be much celebrating at this housewarming party for Zillow (No. 424), OpenDoor (No. 425), and

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/How-the-World-Really-Works Because he has gone so deep into such specific topics, he is qualified to step back and write a broad overview for a general audience, which is what he has done with How the World Really Works. If you want a brief but thorough education in numeric thinking about many of the fundamental forces that […]

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/The-Ministry-for-the-Future The Ministry for the Future opens a few years from now during a historic heat wave in Uttar Pradesh, India—where Frank May, an American aid worker, is doing everything he can to save lives. But it’s not working. As day after day passes without a drop in temperature or humidity, the electric grid eventually gives […]

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Why-Were-Polarized In his terrific book Why We’re Polarized, Ezra Klein argues that identity is the answer to the question suggested by his title. The phrase “identity politics” has been thrown around a lot in recent years—usually in a negative context—but Klein explains that it’s human instinct to let our group identities guide our decision making. “A […]