1. The Elements of Value | “We have identified 30 ‘elements of value’—fundamental attributes in their most essential and discrete forms. These elements fall into four categories: functional, emotional, life changing, and social impact.”
  2. How to recruit great people | “A comprehensive slide deck from one of the early investors in BuzzFeed.”
  3. MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up | “No venture capital, no Bay Area presence, no crazy burn rate: MailChimp’s founders built the company slowly by anticipating customers’ needs and following their instincts.”
  4. The Dutch Reach: Clever Workaround to Keep Cyclists from Getting “Doored” | “For decades now in the Netherlands drivers have been trained (and tested for their licenses) on a behavior that dramatically reduces the risk of doorings. They do not even have a name for it because it is simply how one opens a car door. Basically, instead of using their door-side (left) arm, they reach over with their other (right) arm. This simple behavioral shift causes drivers to look back naturally and see whether or not there are oncoming bicyclists.”
  5. How to Use Distraction to Your Advantage | “Your scatterbrain is great when it is time to think of new ideas. But when it comes to executing those ideas? Not so much.”
  6. Confessions Of A Store Smell Designer | “If you’ve ever shopped at an Abercrombie & Fitch, Petco, Aveda, or hundreds of other stores, you’ve smelled Prolitec’s work.”
  7. The Binge Breaker | “”Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.”
  8. iPhone 7 vs Leica M9-P: A Side-by-Side Photo Comparison | “How does the camera quality of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone compare to Leica’s high-end digital rangefinders? Respected Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi decided to find out by shooting the same scenes and then comparing them side-by-side.”
  9. Ilford Opens Up a Photo Lab in California, Will Process Your Film by Mail | “Good news isn’t always easy to come by in the world of film; more often than not, the stories we run have to do with film being discontinued. But that’s not always the case, and the most recent news out of Ilford should give film lovers something to smile about.”
  10. How Iggy and the Stooges Invented Punk | “For the most part, though, [Jim] Jarmusch avoids stylistic flourishes. Minimizing his own directorial voice allows him to focus on Iggy’s eloquent insights into the construction of a band that only looked like it arrived fully formed in all its ramshackle glory. The building blocks the film identifies aren’t just fascinating footnotes to the career of what Jarmusch calls “the greatest rock‘n’roll band ever”—they’re also the foundation of punk.”