Read : 2018-12-10
Today’s selection of articles:
- “‘I can’t breathe.’ Jamal Khashoggi’s last words disclosed in transcript, source says“, by Nic Robertson (CNN, 2018-12-10). This story must not go away.
- “Uber-Lyft showdown shifts to public markets“, by Maureen Farrell & Greg Bensinger (Wall Street Journal, 2018-12-09). Ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber confidentially file their respective IPO paperwork within one day of each other.
- “Why you need better headhpones — and which ones you should buy“, by David Pierce (Wall Street Journal, 2018-12-09).
- “Boasting about how many hours you work is a sign of failure“, by Olivia Goldhill (Quartz, 2018-12-08). The writer argues that one boasts about effort only when one cannot boast about results (because they don’t (yet) exist). For better or for worse, as a posterchild for this behavior she chooses to pick on Elon Musk, whom one could argue has been highly successful and revolutionary. The data cited focus on population averages, ignoring the reality that (perhaps sizable) intrapopulation variation exists; for example, some individuals may function well on significantly less than eight hours of sleep.