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Robert Reich β€’ 33589 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. Airbus has taken the lead over Boeing in manufacturing and sales of commercial aircraft
  2. Boeing's commitment to safety has been doubted by the public and airlines, affecting its reputation
  3. Airbus and Boeing differ in ownership and worker power, which impacts their approach to manufacturing and safety
Culture Study β€’ 3103 implied HN points β€’ 03 Mar 24
  1. Dahlias have a rich history and diverse range of varieties, making them popular among collectors for their beauty and unique characteristics.
  2. The dahlia community faces challenges like disease control, competition for rare varieties, and shifting norms around pricing and ownership.
  3. There is a growing trend among millennials to turn hobbies, like dahlia growing, into side hustles, reflecting a desire for productive and monetized leisure activities.
Grace on Football β€’ 1159 implied HN points β€’ 06 Feb 24
  1. The Glazers' ownership of Manchester United has led to mismanagement on and off the pitch, creating a downward trajectory for the club.
  2. The concept of 'enshittification' can be seen in how tech platforms first cater to users, then prioritize business customers over users, and eventually focus on extracting maximum value for themselves before declining.
  3. Manchester United's shift towards prioritizing commercial success over sporting success has negatively affected the club's growth and standing, leading to concerns about the future of the team.
Bad Software Advice β€’ 247 implied HN points β€’ 11 Mar 24
  1. Transition from offense to defense in a company means focusing on predictability and consistency rather than rapid growth.
  2. Operate within constraints by aligning your project with the company's current theme to open doors and ease scrutiny.
  3. Find ways to expedite approvals, deflect ownership, and handle criticism strategically to navigate a defensive organizational culture.
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The Swiss Ramble β€’ 648 implied HN points β€’ 12 Apr 23
  1. Chelsea's 2021/22 season saw highs and lows, including finishing 3rd in the Premier League and winning UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
  2. New ownership led by Todd Boehly saw a record Β£481m revenue for Chelsea, with a reduced pre-tax loss of Β£122m.
  3. Revenue increase was boosted by fans returning to the stadium, resulting in higher match day and commercial revenues, although broadcasting revenue fell due to specific reasons.
New_ Public β€’ 589 implied HN points β€’ 19 Feb 23
  1. Social networks can be classified based on governance models and ownership structures.
  2. Different governance models include big room networks, group-hosting networks, the Fediverse, and very small online platforms.
  3. Advocating for a pluriverse, where diverse social network models coexist, allowing users to choose based on community needs.
Grace on Football β€’ 589 implied HN points β€’ 14 Feb 23
  1. Boehly is not afraid of the limelight and loves attention, unlike most American owners of Premier League clubs
  2. Boehly's plan for Chelsea involves signing the best young players and having Graham Potter coach them into senior professionals in a coherent system
  3. Chelsea's long-term success hinges on Vivell's talent scouting and Potter's coaching, with the focus on younger players and a shift towards longer-term thinking
Second Rough Draft β€’ 373 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jun 23
  1. When billionaires buy failing newspapers, they may not invest enough for long-term success.
  2. Newspapers like Washington Post and LA Times are facing issues due to underspending by their billionaire owners.
  3. Innovation and genuine investment are essential for newspapers to thrive under billionaire ownership.
Become a Senior Engineer β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 28 Mar 24
  1. Focus on learning about the organization and its dynamics during the initial weeks instead of showcasing your skills right away.
  2. Build strong relationships early on by meeting teammates, getting into details, asking questions, and offering help to increase your influence.
  3. Set clear goals with your manager for the first 90 days to balance networking, learning, and making tangible contributions.
Huddle Up β€’ 20 implied HN points β€’ 13 Mar 24
  1. Deion Sanders' coaching at Colorado led to a significant increase in applicants, showcasing the Flutie Effect where athletic success boosts academic interest.
  2. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan's lack of communication and handling of the LIV Golf-PGA Tour merger raised concerns among players and media.
  3. NFL free agency deals often involve intricate negotiations, with insiders getting details from agents and shaping the narrative of the contracts.
Europe in Space β€’ 196 implied HN points β€’ 20 Mar 23
  1. Avio received a significant funding from European Union for space programs, raising questions on allocation of funds.
  2. Avio faced quality control issues in rocket launches, leading to failures and significant financial losses.
  3. Avio's financial activities, CEO remuneration, and conflicts of interest are under scrutiny amidst stock buybacks and public funding support.
weird medieval guys β€’ 105 HN points β€’ 17 Apr 23
  1. The British Crown does not own all the swans in the country, despite the myth.
  2. In the Middle Ages, only nobles of high status were granted the privilege to own and eat swans in England and Wales.
  3. Swans in England and Wales are still strictly protected and owned by the Crown, with specific groups also retaining privileges to own swans.
Erdmann Housing Tracker β€’ 84 implied HN points β€’ 29 Apr 23
  1. Housing expenditures have not been stable over time, with renters seeing a 25% rise in relative spending over 40 years.
  2. Owner expenses in data are overstated, and assessing true housing costs involves factors like inflation, real returns, and leverage.
  3. Americans are spending more on housing, leading to real compromises and budget constraints, with a net increase in spending despite attempts to cut back on real consumption.
Fight to Repair β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 26 May 23
  1. Powerful forces are challenging the traditional concept of ownership, making people 'buy' and 'rent' simultaneously, like throttled iPhones and gated features on cars.
  2. Digitization, with software and Internet connectivity, has enhanced products but also limits consumer control, leading to issues like prohibitive repair costs and locked features.
  3. The erosion of ownership rights extends beyond repair laws, touching on political influence, outdated copyright laws, and enforcement challenges, highlighting the need for broader reforms.
On Looking β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jun 22
  1. The concept of owning colors through NFTs has sparked controversy and raised questions about the value and ownership of colors in art and society.
  2. Colors are a complex interplay of history, scarcity, and cultural significance, dating back to the Middle Ages and continuing through to modern controversies like Vantablack and International Klein Blue.
  3. The discussion extends to the philosophical and cognitive realms, where the idea of selling colors as NFTs challenges the immaterial nature of colors and the relationships between types and tokens.
escape the algorithm β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 18 Mar 22
  1. Google Street View is made up of images from various sources, including everyday people, blended together to create a seamless representation of the world.
  2. Watermarks added to Google Street View images are intentional, potentially highlighting the hidden labor behind the scans or symbolizing colonialism by claiming ownership of public spaces.
  3. Question arises: Is the act of watermarking in Google Street View a way to show presence or a form of staking a claim on territory?
The Opus Letter β€’ 1 implied HN point β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. Georgia's economy has shown impressive GDP growth rates, averaging 4.5% over the last decade and reaching 7-10% in recent years
  2. Georgia's banking sector, dominated by Bank of Georgia and TBC Bank, is well-run with healthy credit utilization and manageable non-performing loans
  3. Georgia's capital market faces challenges with low liquidity and complexities in ownership, reflecting broader issues with public company transparency in the country
readfromdisk β€’ 1 HN point β€’ 26 Feb 24
  1. Sometimes in organizations, teams might prefer to own something symbolically rather than dealing with its responsibilities and maintenance.
  2. It can be more appealing to showcase a shiny solution without actually fixing deep-rooted problems in the organization.
  3. Working on real solutions and solving actual problems might be less glamorous but more impactful than just claiming ownership for the surface.
Unboxing Politics β€’ 1 HN point β€’ 25 Feb 24
  1. Plagiarism is wrong because it harms the original author by denying them credit for their work and the opportunity to build their reputation.
  2. Plagiarism is wrong as it hinders the ability of readers to assess the accuracy of academic work, impacting the integrity of scholarly scrutiny.
  3. Plagiarism is wrong because it deceives others about the competencies of the author or misleads about the originality of the work presented.
The Unabashed Observer β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 24
  1. American capitalism creates immense wealth, leading to ongoing conversations about wealth distribution and creation.
  2. Large companies exhibit organizational similarities despite diverse industries, driven by the alignment of incentives for owners, managers, and workers.
  3. Understanding the structure of large corporations can help individuals navigate their own career growth within such systems.
Brick by Brick β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 04 Mar 24
  1. Potential issues with traditional startup stock option programs include tax liabilities, limited exercise windows upon leaving the company, and company restrictions on selling shares.
  2. Considerations for improvement include early exercise options to benefit from a lower strike price, longer exercise windows beyond the default 90 days, and facilitating share transactions for employees on secondary markets.
  3. Encouraging long-term ownership of company shares aligns with investor and founder interests, while acknowledging the flexibility needed by employees for major life events or financial needs.
Fight to Repair β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 05 Sep 22
  1. EU regulators propose extending smartphone lifespans by offering spare parts for up to 5 years to reduce environmental impact.
  2. Right to Repair has become a prominent issue in Quebec's election, with a focus on independent repair shops gaining access to vehicle data.
  3. When purchasing tech products, you may own the physical components but not the software, allowing companies to control repair options and enforce restrictions.