Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
– Benjamin Franklin


The Amazing Capital Cities Roll-Up
Some of you fellows may think I tie you to Capital Cities by corrupting you with compensation and stock options. … But I’ve decided the reason you’re scared to leave is because the system we have corrupts you with autonomy and authority. And I suspect that after you live that way, you’re very fearful that someplace else wouldn’t be the same

Colorado police track down a pair of fugitives using Spotify and Netflix
Weber was able to track the Spotify IP address associated with Nunn’s account to Mexico. He then pulled search accounts from other accounts, including Nunn’s Netflix account, and was eventually able to track the fugitives to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


Satellite Images Show Economies Growing and Shrinking in Real Time
Cheap orbiting cameras and big-data software reveal hidden secrets of life down below

The Smartest Man is Wild about Innovation
He knows things.


1974 and 1999: History Turned Upside Down
So far as I am concerned, history is a poor predictor of what will happen around us in the future. But it is a superb guide to figuring out how we need to test our own weaknesses.”

Long reads / chart of the day

The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts


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