An extended M-Shaped Strategy Weekly
Some of the other things we found interesting this week –
Detroit is enjoying great press these days. But while its spirit is good and its reputation is rising, it is still a "minimal city."
There was this very fascinating story about what it was like to be the art critic for Time magazine in the glory days of print. Interesting observation here, too, of the differences in approach to editing in print and digital publications.
Insects, Tiffany lamps, and the Centre Pompidou among the inspirations for Nike shoes – an extensive story on how Nike's CEO, Mark Parker, keeps the company on top.
And a white plate, a vintage drill, and an Inuit fish hook inspire the design of Facebook?
Who knew? A pencil achieves its ideal length when it has been sharpened three times. On the Ticonderoga, and others.
An appreciation of engineers, and how the tech industry has cheapened the profession's reputation.
Steve Martin on his beginnings in comedy and how he learned what was funny.
And because it now is – How Sunday night became the new Monday morning.