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September 15 · Issue #129 · View online
P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its third year!

my story 🚀
We’re in Wisconsin this weekend celebrating the end of a great summer 2019. All these kids running around the big house make for an exciting and memorable experience.
someone else's words 💬
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fun facts 🙌
Love putting my Peloton bike in the most striking area of my ultra-modern $3 million house. This twitter thread is hilarious! | learn more
List of military tactics. I found this page on Wikipedia. It’s an interesting place to spend some time. | learn more
You’ve probably seen the Trailer Tail on trucks driving down the highway. They’re used to increase fuel efficiency, which is kind of a big deal for trucking. | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
The demographic statistical atlas of the United States. This is an interesting site that shows occupation prevalence by neighborhood. Interesting find: lawyers love living in my neighborhood, Wicker Park. | learn more
IL Supreme Court picks new chief justice Anne Burke. That last name sounds familiar, right? It’s because her husband Ed Burke is the Alderman facing federal corruption charges. | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
AI-generated Joe Rogan is here; beware. “The AI company Dessa has created a simulation of podcaster Joe Rogan’s voice that is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.” | learn more
Positional scarcity. “The concept of ‘pay to get a better place in line’ when it comes to advertising or product placement is hardly new. Walk into your local drugstore you can see it literally on display: CPG companies like P&G spend good money to make sure their products appear in good shelf position, like eye-height and in prominent display slots, rather than inferior ones…” | learn more
better doing 🎯
The 13 immutable reads on choosing what to work on. “When our startup failed, I didn’t know what to do next.” From Vasili Shynkarenka, an entrepreneur who’s YC-backed company failed. He then “devoured hundreds of books, articles, and videos on how to choose what to work on (or, more generally, what the fuck should I do with my life).” | learn more
to your health ⚕
The deep-pocket push to preserve surprise medical billing. “As lobbyists purporting to represent doctors fight attempts to control surprise medical bills, it’s clear that the force behind the effort is not just medical professionals.” | learn more
Groupons for medical treatment. Well, this is fun! Sometimes you just need that discount MRI, right? | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Bonobos founder Andy Dunn says DNVB is now overrated. “‘I don’t really like digitally native vertical brands,’ Dunn said. 'What gets me excited are brands that are really strong and direct-to-consumer, but also have got omni.’” | learn more
Ariana Grande sues Forever 21 for $10 million over look-alike ad campaign. They didn’t want to pay her fee, so they hired a lookalike instead and put her picture next to a Grande quote. | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed. “For one year, nine healthy volunteers took a cocktail of three common drugs — growth hormone and two diabetes medications — and on average shed 2.5 years of their biological ages, measured by analysing marks on a person’s genomes. The participants’ immune systems also showed signs of rejuvenation.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
Explaining limited liability autonomous organizations. Preston Byrne explains what OpenLaw is calling the LAO. He’s not the biggest fan. | learn more
the end ✅
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