1. Ever see what a drug addict is like when he’s used up his junk? He’ll do anything — walk 20 miles in the snow, rob a grandma — to get a fix. Wall Street was like that.

    — For the Love of Money - NYTimes.com

  2. If you are 20 years old, every dollar you save today will be worth $18.50 by the time you are 65 (and that’s adjusted for historical inflation). If you’re 30, each dollar saved today will be worth $9.6 by age 65.

    — An Open Letter to Everyone Under Age 30

  3. The Most Important Book of the Twenty-First Century →

    Never again will the idea fly that all we must do as a society is permit the flow of capital and leave entrepreneurs alone and everything else will take care of itself. Society requires collective decisions about how and why resources are produced and consumed.

  4. Considering that many of us may spend more time in traffic than we do eating meals with our family, going on vacation, or having sex, it seems worth probing a bit deeper into the experience.

    — Traffic » Excerpt

  5. Amazing list (via 60 Pictures That Perfectly Capture The 2000s)

    Amazing list (via 60 Pictures That Perfectly Capture The 2000s)

  6. (via Why Apple has stopped growing - Quartz)

    (via Why Apple has stopped growing - Quartz)

  7. It is, literally, the end of an era—financially, the biggest bull run of any technology company in history, from $13.931 billion in revenue in 2005 to $170.910 billion in 2013. Apple is still the most valuable public company in the world, a bet by investors that Apple will continue to grow—and it has, until now.

    — Why Apple has stopped growing - Quartz

  8. The Difference Between What You "Should" Do And What You "Must" Do | Fast Company | Business Innovation →

  9. Watch out (via How to Lie with Data Visualization | Heap Data Blog)

    Watch out (via How to Lie with Data Visualization | Heap Data Blog)

  10. How to Lie With Data Visualization →

    One of the easiest ways to misrepresent your data is by messing with the y-axis of a bar graph, line graph, or scatter plot. In most cases, the y-axis ranges from 0 to a maximum value that encompasses the range of the data. However, sometimes we change the range to better highlight the differences. Taken to an extreme, this technique can make differences in data seem much larger than they are.

  11. Good ol' Gary →

    Good to know that retirement and a Hall of Fame induction hasn’t humbled Payton. He’s still the same self-assured and candid sound bite he’s always been. And if past behavior is any indication, he’s never going to change.

  12. Joe Cocker is so BA. (by Richie Cange)

  13. The Difference Between What You "Should" Do And What You "Must" Do →

    And this is exactly what happens when our life, our essence, is one and the same with our work. It’s when job descriptions and titles no longer make sense because we don’t go to work—we are the work.

  14. Still, there were a few times when this correlation between office work and being middle class came to be questioned, and this was when the work itself began to seem less enjoyable, or its connection to steady upward mobility less apparent: in other words, when office workers began to see themselves less as “employees” or “junior businessmen,” and more as, well, workers.

    — Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life

  15. Led Zeppelin Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (by Rhidalgo789)