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“What matters for the long-term health of cities in general and New York City in particular, though, is what happens next. The great pandemic-induced experiment in working from home seems certain to result in lasting changes in how (and how often) knowledge workers use their offices, but they won’t completely go away. White-collar employers also won’t necessarily abandon cities, to which they had been returning from suburban office parks in recent decades in large part because cities were where educated young people wanted to be — and will likely want to be once again when indoor dining, nightlife and other attractions return.”

The Big-City Exodus Isn’t Very Big (Yet) — Bloomberg Opinion


“The tendrils of current polarization in the U.S. can be traced back to the 1990s or even before. In parallel tracks, an increasingly paranoid and rigid worldview developed across much of the far-right that was driven by radio. On the left, increasing radicalization was spurred through academic channels, i.e., mostly through books and academia.”

How The Social Dilemma Got Social Media Mostly Wrong by Christopher J. Ferguson


There are many interesting ideas and developments emerging about how to fund companies in more sustainable ways. Four recent posts from thinkers I follow (which highlight that there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution):

Reid Hoffman:

But an IPO isn’t the end of a company’s story. In many cases, it’s just the second inning. Yet once a company goes public, it’s typical for its VC board members to roll off, leaving the CEO without someone to play an analogous role as an experienced partner. …

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