Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Recs: March 3, 2015


Articles

  • Some thoughts on why major criminals get little or no punishment [Fortune]
  • "Writing is like suffering from a terrible disease for a certain period of time. Then when you finish you get well again." Along with other interesting quotes from writers on writing [Thought Catalog]
  • Nine poisonings or other murder mysteries that took more than a century to solve -- or are still actually unsolved [io9]
  • I know not every one of the million people who are convicted of a serious crime every year in the U.S. was guilty, but I hadn't thought as many as 50,000 of them might be innocent [The Crime Report]
  • On the lives and fortunes of Hollywood extras [LA Weekly] 
  • Vitamins: born of historical accidents and fear; still alive because they're big dollars; doing what exactly? [The Atlantic]
Books
  • I finally read Ben Horowitz's The Hard Thing About Hard Things. It's sold as a business book by an entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist, but it's much more a study of people and how to get creative when working with and managing people. Horowitz pulls ideas from rap, skilled mentors, high quality films like Freaky Friday, and every other place he looks. Highly recommended if you're interested in doing something hard with your life.

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