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13 Posts


Marketing and the Tension Between Contrarianism and Traditionalism
December 17, 2018
Exploring the tension between marketing contrarianism and traditionalism, and the impact of buzzwords on meaningful information.
Remainders: From Systems Thinking to Stephen A. Smith
August 09, 2018
A collection of books, links, and podcasts that Noah has recently consumed.
Athletes: They're Just Like Us
July 23, 2018
Athletes deserve empathy despite their wealth and fame.
Remainders: From Maslow to Marshmallows
June 03, 2018
A roundup of internet ephemera and interesting tidbits including the truth about Maslow's pyramid, a fascinating interview with Malcolm Gladwell, and a Tesla software update that improved stopping significantly.
Remainders: From Fortnite to the Fermi Paradox
May 25, 2018
A collection of interesting reads and links from around the web.
Remainders: From Rubber Rooms to Reply All
May 17, 2018
A collection of interesting links and reads from the week.
Remainders: From Kanye to El Paquete
May 11, 2018
A collection of various interesting reads and updates from the author's recent activities.
Remainders: From the aesthetic of Kubrick to the advocacy of Heston
April 27, 2018
A collection of interesting links and stories including a New York Times Magazine piece on America's black mothers and babies, a critique of AI, and a story on a bot Instagram influencer.
The Sports Disaster Plan
December 17, 2012
The NBA's contingency plan in case of a team losing all its players to a horrific accident.
The Value of Shots
November 26, 2012
The NBA's exploration of the value of shots and advanced metrics.
How hard is it to be in the NBA if you're 7 feet tall?
November 19, 2012
The rarity of seven-foot-tall NBA players.
Clutch Free Throws
June 19, 2012
Debunking the myth of 'clutch' free throw shooting in the NBA finals.
Baby Platypus
May 16, 2012
NBA player JaVale McGee's prank involving a pet platypus and the media's response.
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