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👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7
 
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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 fourth year!

my story 🚀
💭 The first month of 2020 is over! That was quick. Welcome to week 6 of the year. Here are some things on my mind this week that I’d love to chat about if you have thoughts or experiences:
-Do you use a pen & paper note-taking method that you’d recommend?
-Is there a better tool than Mint.com for tracking expenses and accounts?
-How do you think about long-term family budgeting and financial planning?
-Have you ever taken an online class focused on drawing or another offline skill?
-Do you have a default meeting length that isn’t an hour?
🏈 In honor of Super Bowl LIV, I’d like to share this clip from Coming to America.
Coming to America (7/10) Movie CLIP - Akeem Talks Football (1988) HD
someone else's words 💬
fun facts 🙌
Watch the United States expand.
Watch the United States expand.
The sudden rise and modern irrelevance of the resume. Tedium always does a nice job of digging up the fun details about topics they cover. “Before the world of employment became obsessed with the résumé, we called them application letters.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
Illinois marijuana retailers are short on employees. “Everyone who works in a newly legalized pot store must undergo a state background check. And that’s putting a pinch on hiring.” I wouldn’t be too hard on IDFPR, the department responsible for licensing, since I bet they’re not getting a lot of extra help to deal with the sudden onrush of applicants. | learn more
An honest & drunk review of the new KAMS. Down in Champaign, IL there was once a bar called KAMS. It was well known for the best of parties and the worst of odors. Last year, it was finally closed and the building demolished. This year, it reopened in a new campus location. | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Reasons why video gaming will take over. This post, written by Matthew Bell the former head of strategy for Amazon Studios, offers an interesting way to think about video gaming. “It’s replicating the most lucrative entertainment businesses on earth… and then adding a lot more.” | learn more
The only article I read about CES this year. Steven Sinofsky, who used to run the Microsoft’s Windows division, has been a long-time attendee of the humongous consumer electronics trade show. He not only covers the tech trends that are likely to matter most, he also explains the context they fit into. This is very long and worth it. | learn more
The fat startup is born. In 2018, Steve Blank asked if the lean startup was dead. It was a commentary on Jeff Katzenberg’s media startup raising almost $2B before launch. Well, fast forward to today, and that startup has a name (Quibi) and a teaser video in addition to a pile of cash. | learn more
better doing 🎯
How to take more effective notes. “Studies have found the most effective note-taking techniques are active, whereas re-reading, highlighting, and underlining are passive techniques. We need to interact heavily with our notes and the material we’re trying to learn if we’re to remember it.” | learn more
10 life lessons to excel in your 30s. I probably read this a few years late. Author Mark Manson asked a bunch of people over 40 what they should have known at 30, then compiled the answers of over 600 responses. | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Startups raising a bunch of money to take on packing waste. It’s hard not to pay attention to, and feel a bit bad about, product packing these days. “There are at least seven recently-funded startups in the eco-packing space that have individually raised $20 million or more, per Crunchbase data. We chart out the top funding recipients below.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Time for the human screenome project. “To understand how people use digital media, researchers need to move beyond screen time and capture everything we do and see on our screens.” Probably true, but yikes! Also, fun play on the name of the Human Genome Project. | learn more
Newly discovered immune cell points to universal cancer treatment. “Researchers have discovered an immune T-cell with the ability to target a variety of different cancer cells while avoiding healthy cells.” | learn more
thoughts of food 🍔
Junk food with awesome plating. “Instagram chef Jacques La Merede is poking a little fun at Haute cuisine, skilfully plating junk food to look like fancy, high end cuisine.” | learn more
staying thirsty 🚰
The merchants of thirst. A sad, eye-opening and powerful story about the many cities that can’t supply running water to their people, creating an opening for oft-unscrupulous private tanker operators. | learn more
calls to action 👇
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