The Zappos Experiment

Interesting, but long article about Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh attempting to revolutionize corporate structure and operations. I especially like the part about Lou Taylor Pucci filming a movie in his shanty town, er “Airstream Park”. I think he’s onto something with the idea of eliminating people managers, but I know it won’t work for everyone.

Read the Article Here

2014 Top Albums

2014 was an OK year for music. Seeing Sondre Lerche in Chicago was fun. I was left craving more catchy, sing-along pop music for some reason at the end of the year. There was lots of focus on textures and qualities of the music more so than its actual content. Looking forward to what 2015 has to offer.

  1. Sondre Lerche – Please
  2. Kevin Drew – Darlings
  3. Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield
  4. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Sea When Absent
  5. Purfume Genius – Too Bright
  6. Chad Vangaalen – Shrink Dust
  7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon
  8. Slow Magic – How to Run Away
  9. Real Estate – Atlas
  10. D’angelo – Black Messiah

Runner Ups:
skaters – manhattan
vacationer – relief
blonde summer – high times
tycho – awake
warpaint – warpaint
the fresh and onlys – house of spirits
patrick park – love like swords
echo & the bunnymen – meteorites
lana del ray – ultraviolence
braid – no coast
kishi bishi – lighght
odesza – in return
hooray for earth – racy
bahamas – bahamas is afie
weezer – everything will be alright in the end
the jazz june – after the earthquake
gemma hayes – bones + longing
damien jurado – brothers and sisters of the eternal son
angel olsen – burn your fire for no witness


This new Christopher Nolan movie looks like it might be pretty great.

Black Magic 4K Camera

Interesting design on this new Blackmagic camera. Is equipped with interchangeable sensors so you can upgrade as newer and better ones are released, making it a little more future proof. Wish I had the time/interest to go out and shoot video these days with all of the great new stuff out there.



What piece of art completely mesmerizes you?

Nice Reddit thread where people discuss their favorite pieces of art.

Fanny Freezer 5K

Video from last weekends race courtesy of FWTC. I’m the 5th one through after the start of the video. My arms went numb.



Molly loves her new duck.

Molly loves her new duck.

Marcus Malone

Great story about the reuniting of Carlos Santana and his former, now homeless drummer.

Get Commission Free Stock Trades with Robinhood

This is huge for those looking to get into trading with a smaller account. Normally–if you are trading with less than $2k–commissions will eat up your account and make it almost impossible to do anything except for buy-and-hold (that and the PDT rules). Without a desktop app, I don’t see it being a viable option for real day-trading, but could be a great tool for beginners looking to get their feet wet with doing a few trades a week.


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