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Best of Twitter - week of May 13, 2019

Storm has been raging in the Bay Area this week and all VCs are staying inside, unable to go on their
Best of Twitter - week of May 13, 2019
By Alexey Guzey • Issue #15 • View online
Storm has been raging in the Bay Area this week and all VCs are staying inside, unable to go on their daily 4:30am fortune cookie-producing walks, which means that my digest is experiencing a severe shortage of content and will have to be cut in half this week!

Vincent Bevins
One way to do a career in media is to suck up to all the people above you and hope they give you a job but god tier networking is to be nice to the smartest people five years younger than you, just do whatever you want for a decade then ask them for jobs now that they're editors
11:55 PM - 12 May 2019
(^ protip: not just in media)
Alex Imas
Super insightful interview by @tylercowen with Danny Kahneman. On why he has abandoned happiness research: people don't seem to maximize happiness, maximize satisfaction w/ themselves, meaning of life. 1/2
7:30 PM - 11 May 2019
Alex Imas
On importance of memory: "Happiness feels good in moment. What you're left with are memories. That's the striking thing. Memories stay with you, and the reality of life is gone in instant. Memory has disproportionate weight because it stays with us, only thing we get to keep."2/2
7:33 PM - 11 May 2019
Jon Stewart Mill 🏛
"If we take the total amount spent on poverty programs, and divide it by the number of people in poverty, the income per capita is above the poverty line. Problem solved."

(Actually, *well* above the poverty line -- $61,830 for a family of three!)
11:57 PM - 15 May 2019
Kelsey Piper
I cover a lot of ground in this piece about microfinance in the U.S. but there's one detail I am amazed more people aren't discussing - 33% of recipients are spending their loans on multilevel marketing schemes:
9:18 PM - 15 Mar 2019
Russ at [FOIA / anti-secrecy]
CBS News buys 4 used photocopiers at random.

Like every digital copier since 2002, they have hard drives that store images of every copy, every scan, every fax.

They pull the images from the hard drives....
9:12 PM - 10 May 2018
Ben Kuhn
I started doing weekly "1:1s" with my partner (a philosophy grad student) 2y ago because it was so obviously helpful to routinely talk + plan w/ ANYONE who actually cared. (I know nothing about academic philosophy.) She's convinced it sped up her dissertation by at least a year.
9:51 PM - 18 May 2019
Michael Story  🔱 🇬🇧
If you grew up surrounded by smart and prosperous people you can become aware that you live in an IQ and wealth bubble, but the emotionally stability bubble is a big deal too and barely acknowledged.
12:48 PM - 14 May 2019
Michael Story  🔱 🇬🇧
If you've never seen it, it's hard to understand there are whole networks of people who react with extreme emotions to any stimulus, amplifying every problem and bouncing it along to the next person until the whole group lives in a constant state of chaotic conflict
12:50 PM - 14 May 2019
Kevin Kwok
Caro on the importance of running the last mile hard
11:27 PM - 12 Apr 2019
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