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About Amazon - 2016 Letter to Shareholders
I'd pay money to read a book about Amazon's customer obsession as described here. Quote: "Staying in Day 1 requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight. A customer-obsessed culture best creates the conditions where all of that can happen."
amazon  business  culture  process  customerfocus  day1 
yesterday by ajohnson1200
Black American Princess in Training - Guernica
How a work of satire helped me embrace the stereotype.
articles  race  culture 
yesterday by gmisra
A simple theory of gene-culture coevolution, with reference to immigration - Marginal REVOLUTION
Genetic vulnerability differs substantially from country to country. East Asian contexts, for example, show a high prevalence of genes associated with depression. Yet, despite these vulnerabilities, they develop fewer cases of the disorder. One hypothesis is that genetic vulnerabilities have co-evolved with culture, creating extra protective factors (in this case, extra interdependence). However, when these people leave their cultural contexts, they have a higher risk of developing depression.
genetics  culture  Asia  Cowen 
yesterday by HispanicPundit
The Sterile Society - The New York Times
The cascade of revelations about powerful men is a continuation of this mitigation and correction process. But so far the process has not substituted successful marriages for failing ones, healthy relationships for exploitative ones, new courtship scripts for the ones torn up 50 years ago. Instead as Weinsteinian or Polanskian excesses have been corrected, we’ve increased singlehood, sterility and loneliness. We’ve achieved the goal of fewer divorces by having many fewer marriages. We’ve reduced promiscuity by substituting smartphones and pornography. We’ve leveled off out-of-wedlock births by entering into a major baby bust.
culture  Sex  feminists  douthat 
yesterday by HispanicPundit

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