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When I'm Gone

Medium – Rafael Zoehler – Jul 29, 4:09 PM – Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only when this particular week is the next week. We are never ready. It is never the right time. By the…
Rick Marini Amazing, touching story: When I'm Gone - Medium t.co/d2ELyc1u1N
Michael Simmons 85-year-old w/ terminal cancer shares letters his 27-year-old father wrote him on his death bed 77 years prior. t.co/QGDlpKQClL
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Wasting Time With The Joneses

TechCrunch – Eric Paley – Jul 30 – Starting a company is like attempting to bend the world to your will. There are obstacles at every turn, and it's never easy. Fundraising is one of those huge obstructions. Not only is the process of finding the true believers akin to finding the…
Kate Kendall RT @pmarca: I'd like to have this printed, bronzed, and posted next to every startup founder's monitor: t.co/dVV5qRBKSY @epaley
!FALSE RT @pmarca: I'd like to have this printed, bronzed, and posted next to every startup founder's monitor: t.co/dVV5qRBKSY @epaley
Ben Chestnut "Money will solve surprisingly few of your problems." t.co/JbolImQ9i7
Eric Paley RT @fcollective: Monkey see, Monkey do is not a good fundraising strategy. @epaley's latest at @TechCrunch t.co/zaYu7wDJUJ t.co/DdgingLRBp
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How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune

nytimes.com – David Barboza – Jul 30 – Zhou Qunfei is the world's richest self-made woman. Ms. Zhou, the founder of Lens Technology, owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong. She jets off to Silicon Valley and Seoul to court executives at Apple and Samsung, her two biggest customers. She…
bradford cross RT @nytimesworld: Her company makes the glass on your iPhone. She is now the world's richest self-made woman. t.co/MH4ZYyJ1SS t.co/XjyCLPpMJD
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @nytimesworld: Her company makes the glass on your iPhone. She is now the world's richest self-made woman. t.co/MH4ZYyJ1SS t.co/XjyCLPpMJD
Bill Clerico RT @LeenaRao: Wow--> "No country has more self-made female billionaires than China." t.co/C515krhg5Z
Charles Arthur RT @nytimesbusiness: Her company makes the glass on your iPhone. She is now the world's richest self-made woman. t.co/edeydIqiiC t.co/q9AW2ewdHH
Dylan Tweney ◔̯◔ "No country has more self-made female billionaires than China." t.co/GURJjdWs97 Cool story on how one made her fortune in glass
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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

theguardian.com – Sarah Boseley – Jul 31, 5:00 AM – A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end, experts say. The results of the trials involving 4,000 people are remarkable…
Dave Kasper Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea t.co/G78VpL9Fjl
Ron Pragides RT @tedr: Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea. Likely to bring West African epidemic to an end, experts say t.co/DLmTNz3I38
Marc Andreessen RT @tedr: Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea. Likely to bring West African epidemic to an end, experts say t.co/DLmTNz3I38
Jay Tolentino Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea - t.co/u2CygGJ0zR t.co/k7HRtDQd5J via @nuzzel
Matt Mazzeo Because we live in the future: Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea - t.co/OUAMpcjw3T via @nuzzel
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A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared

nytimes.com Patricia Cohen (@PatcohenNYT) – Jul 31 – There are times when Dan Price feels as if he stumbled into the middle of the street with a flag and found himself at the head of a parade. Three months ago, Mr. Price, 31, announced he was setting a new minimum salary of $70,000 at his Seattle…
Mack Flavelle RT @smalter: "any plan that has the potential to 'set the world on fire' is bound to make some people squirm" t.co/ZMYfOXX7Ko
Jonathan Boutelle Backlash against higher baseline wages from employees. Incentivising people effectively is *hard*. t.co/Ldi02uHs6v
Chris Tolles That CEO who made $70k a floor for salaries seeing blowback. Some top folks resent bottom folks getting big raises t.co/YKC5hMtipx
Jeff Jarvis RT @palafo: Remember the guy who raised his company's salaries to a minimum $70,000 a year? He's faced a backlash. t.co/cF0Gt47Xqe
Austen Allred Apparently when a CEO of a profitable company decides to pay everyone more, it's 'unbridled Socialism' t.co/RD5gztTij2
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In praise of unfairness

ben-evans.com – Apr 19, 2014 – Back when I started out as an equity analyst, in the days when mobile operators were sexy disruptive growth companies, my boss was very fond of comparing the number of customers per employee at fixed and mobile networks. People from fixed networks…
Miki Yasuda Unfair is GOOD:) In praise of unfairness t.co/FO1hAFpC82 via @nuzzel
!FALSE "The comparison is unfair. But it's also relevant" t.co/6FPnHGb7YN
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Letter to the New York Times' Dean Baquet

hillaryclinton.com – Jul 30 – I am writing to officially register our campaign's grave concern with the Times' publication of an inaccurate report related to Hillary Clinton and her email use. I appreciate the fact that both you and the Public Editor have sought to publicly…
Thomas Baekdal RT @jeffjarvis: Hillary Clinton campaign gives The New York Times a badly needed lesson in journalism: t.co/TUQ9zcXnFk
Jeff Jarvis Hillary Clinton campaign gives The New York Times a badly needed lesson in journalism: t.co/TUQ9zcXnFk
Margaret Sullivan RT @felixsalmon: Clinton campaign letter to the NYT. Very strong stuff: t.co/s3b1WRqb7u
Fuego Letter to the New York Times' Dean Baquet t.co/kF3lvwtKaM via @blakehounshell
Jon Evans "I feel obliged to put into context just how egregious an error this story was ... inexplicable ... indefensible" t.co/4wo1bhlNDB
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Uber Valued at More Than $50 Billion

wsj.com – Douglas MacMillan – Jul 31, 11:30 AM – Uber Technologies Inc. has closed a new round of funding valuing the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, equaling Facebook Inc.'s record for a private venture-backed startup.
Lora Kolodny Uber crosses $50 billion valuation faster than Facebook did t.co/CzI8XYL42v via @WSJ
Robert Hof Uber crosses $50 billion valuation faster than Facebook did t.co/rQ2aTA5LVx Quinticorn, I guess.
Christopher Mims Take THAT, every state and city transportation regulator on the planet! How you like them apples??? t.co/J5i2Iq1tFr
Christopher Mims BOOM, Uber is now officially worth more than $50 billion t.co/J5i2Iq1tFr
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How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently

niemanlab.org – Laura Hazard Owen – Jul 30 – Slack is a strange beast. Simultaneously a virtual meeting room and water cooler, it somehow encourages members of a distributed work force to socialize and get to know each other while also getting work done. It's almost like a private social…
Jose Montes de Oca How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently t.co/NtQkL77aaZ via @nuzzel
Mallary Tenore How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently: t.co/S3XKywh2Ol
Dan Williamson ICYMI How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently t.co/T7Lc550qvu via @NiemanLab
NewsWhip How 7 news orgs are using Slack to improve their workflow: t.co/OB3vlmYQPz @NiemanLab
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What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

nytimes.com – Jul 31 – From Reef to Island in Less Than a Year Images by DigitalGlobe, via the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and CNES, via Airbus DS and IHS Jane's The speed and scale of China's island-building spree have alarmed other countries with…
Hacker News What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea t.co/LeSyysQHfE
Noah Veltman Stunning @dwtkns satellite imagery story on strategic island-building in the South China Sea: t.co/OR109kpGDX t.co/vkuiPGuWEq
neddesmond Fab example of image led story telling -/ this NYT piece tell me more about China in Spratlys than 10x words. t.co/S30wJjjeGS
Brian Boyer RT @nytgraphics: Satellite imagery and maps show detail on what China has been building in the South China Sea t.co/ObxdPDCCak t.co/4B6W7tWTHW
Hacker News 20 What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea t.co/oECQFaSNop (t.co/jH6kPjJl1T)
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