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Author: Chris Bond

Taking the Bull by the Horns

“I felt like I was part of a family,” writes Jamie Fiore Higgins in her brand-new memoir. And as you were undoubtedly reminded over Thanksgiving, that isn’t always such a great condition to find oneself in. The book’s called Bully Market and the abusive (her term) family in question is the New York office of Goldman Sachs, where the author…

Take the Road Less Troubling

Greg McKeown rocked a lot of worlds in 2014 when he coached readers of his smash hit Essentialism that if an opportunity’s not a hell yeah, it’s a hell no. (And if ever there was a clearer or better way to simplify one’s life, please do share it.) He’s back with Effortless, a wash-rinse-repeat model for continuing to do the…

Spend It If You Got It

I happened to read Uncharted by Margaret Heffernan and Die With Zero by Bill Perkins around the same time. While her book says it’s folly to act as if we can predict what’s to come in life, his says we don’t need to over prepare. Different messages on the face of it and yet I found there to be a…

Never Meta Worse Pair

“The harms were baked into the design.” That’s one of the more memorable lines from the brand new book An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang, their investigation of Facebook (now, um, Meta). What comes out of the oven is piping hot junk, a enormous sugar cookie comprised of nonsense, hate, and lies, and the executives running the…

Tourism Takedown

Picture yourself at a luxurious beach resort: toes buried in soft sand, frosty umbrella drink by your side, with visions of that evening’s limitless dinner dancing in your head. You’re there to get away from it all (and pig out because dammit it’s all-inclusive and you paid for that cheesecake) and surely don’t for a second consider how the $9…