“It’s also long been known that people veer from what’s expected after they’ve built up enough trust within a group. But, she says, acting differently risks losing the benefits that come with conforming, such as shared group identity and automatic group trust.”
— What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public?
2:54 pm • 22 March 2014
“Yet for all the glitz and the glory and the newfound glamour, there is a surprising amount of angst in Silicon Valley. Which is probably inevitable when you put thousands of ambitious, talented young people together and tell them they’re god’s gift to technology. It’s the angst of an early hire at a start-up that only he realizes is failing; the angst of a founder who raises $5 million for his company and then finds out an acquaintance from college raised $10 million; the angst of someone who makes $100,000 at 22 but is still afraid that he may not be able to afford a house like the one he grew up in.”
— Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem
11:09 am • 21 March 2014 • 3 notes
“Ross, whose private plane was grounded by mechanical trouble, participated by videoconference.”
— Wall Street Plays 2016 Dating Game as Christie Stumbles
8:59 am • 19 March 2014
“I never felt safe as a teenager, ever, not one day in my development years in New York City, because anything could have happened, at any time—it didn’t make a difference where you were—in New York City. You could be mugged; you could be shot; you could be stabbed; you could be arrested…. You could get your shoes taken; you could get embarrassed or humiliated, at any time, at any time.”
— From Brooklyn to Bo-Kaap - Rolling Stone South Africa
8:59 am • 19 March 2014
“”Lou, have you been reading Women’s Wear Daily while you’ve been on vacation?” Si asked. Gropp said he hadn’t.
”There have been a lot of stories in WWD [saying] that Anna Wintour is going to become the editor of House & Garden,” Si said.
”Well, is that true?” Gropp asked.
”Yes,” replied Newhouse.
In 1988, Grace Mirabella learned she was being replaced at Vogue by Anna Wintour when her husband heard the news on TV.”
— 12/28/98 SI NEWHOUSE: HE’S SHY, RUDE, AWKWARD—AND BRILLIANT
8:59 am • 19 March 2014 • 2 notes
“‘But I can’t do the anti-Semitism.’
‘Not even a little?’
‘And I’ve never seen Cats.’”
— LRB · Christian Lorentzen · Short Cuts
11:13 am • 17 March 2014