10 NEWS­LET­TERS TO MAKE YOU SMARTER

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Fast Company - - Innovation By Design - By David Lid­sky

1 Redef The meld­ing of me­dia, tech, and pop cul­ture 2 Nextdraft The 10 big­gest news sto­ries of the day 3 Data Is Plu­ral Fun with fig­ures 4 No Mercy/no Mal­ice The dig­i­tal econ­omy in the shadow of Big Tech 5 The An­kler Dis­rupt­ing Hol­ly­wood

Ja­son Hirschhorn, a former Vi­a­com and Sling­box ex­ec­u­tive, is your smart friend who shares must­see ar­ti­cles, videos, and pod­casts that il­lu­mi­nate the changes trans­form­ing fash­ion, me­dia, mu­sic, sports, and tech.

Bonus fea­tures: A web­site fea­tures a live feed of new posts if you can’t wait for the email; rants! Dave Pell, the self-pro­claimed man­ag­ing edi­tor of the in­ter­net, works as an in­vestor but is a new­shound at heart. He de­liv­ers the gist of what you missed while work­ing, along with a wry take.

Bonus fea­tures: Punny head­lines (e.g., “Gene Hack, Man”); oc­ca­sional longer per­spec­tives on news­mak­ers, no­tably Pres­i­dent Trump. Buz­zfeed News’s data edi­tor rounds up sev­eral in­ter­est­ing and timely new data sets each Wed­nes­day, such as NASA’S 5,000-year cache of so­lar-eclipse info and the sub­ject and lo­ca­tion of the tat­toos of Florida’s pris­on­ers.

Bonus fea­tures: Links to raw files wher­ever pos­si­ble so data sci­en­tists can go crazy. Brand­ing in the age of Ama­zon, Ap­ple, Face­book, and Google isn’t easy, but Scott Gal­loway, an NYU business school mar­ket­ing pro­fes­sor and con­sul­tant, shares un­var­nished opin­ions about how com­pa­nies can suc­ceed around them.

Bonus fea­tures: Clever weekly Win­ners & Losers video; daily in­sights from Gal­loway’s team. Vet­eran jour­nal­ist Richard Rush­field an­a­lyzes en­ter­tain­ment news with in­sider dis­patches, big­pic­ture con­text, and as­trin­gent wit for sub­scribers who pay $45 a year.

Bonus fea­tures: Cri­tiques of Hol­ly­wood mach­ers not used to crit­i­cism; pro-la­bor cov­er­age of union con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions.

6 Ex­po­nen­tial View Tech’s im­pact on the fu­ture of so­ci­ety 7 A Wo­man to Know Pi­o­neer women 8 Chefs+tech Dig­i­tal’s in­flu­ence on din­ing 9 Off­screen Dispatch A de­sign-cen­tric guide to a bet­ter life 10 Fast Com­pany In­side the in­no­va­tion econ­omy

Ev­ery Sun­day, Azeem Azhar, a se­rial en­tre­pre­neur, col­lates sto­ries and adds per­spec­tive on heady is­sues such as how to reg­u­late data mo­nop­o­lies and the full im­pli­ca­tions of elec­tric cars.

Bonus fea­tures: Emoji punc­tu­ate each shared story; Azhar pod­casts deep con­ver­sa­tions on such top­ics as hack­ing democ­racy. Ju­lia Car­pen­ter, a free­lance writer, pens a short but po­tent daily paean to a no­table wo­man in his­tory whose story res­onates to­day; re­cent pro­files in­clude trans­gen­der hero Oc­tavia St. Lau­rent and the first Na­tive Amer­i­can to earn a med­i­cal de­gree.

Bonus fea­tures: Well-re­searched links to books and ar­ti­cles about her sub­jects. What changes when fine restau­rants are com­pet­ing with pizza joints for de­liv­ery dol­lars? What’s the lat­est way food­ies are lever­ag­ing In­sta­gram? This twice-weekly news­let­ter digs into com­pelling ques­tions in food-business in­no­va­tion.

Bonus fea­tures: Daily quick takes on food news at travel-business site Skift.com. Aus­tralian user-in­ter­face de­signer Kai Brach sug­gests use­ful apps—such as Orai, which an­a­lyzes speech to im­prove your pub­lic speak­ing—and es­says to bring thought­ful­ness to your Tues­days.

Bonus fea­tures: Off­screen, the print jour­nal, ex­plores the hu­man side of tech, fea­tur­ing chats with folks like Airbnb co­founder Joe Geb­bia. You want news­let­ters? We got ’em! New Money (fintech), Mov­ing the Nee­dle (fash­ion and re­tail), and Af­ter These Mes­sages (ad­ver­tis­ing) bring read­ers weekly per­spec­tive on big sto­ries and what you may have missed on fast­com­pany.com.

Bonus fea­tures: Per­sonal re­flec­tions; fund­ing and hir­ing news; the top-five ads of the week.

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