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Introduction
This essay details Netflix’s progress from its launch in 1998 to the recent launch of its “I feel lucky” button — a merchandising tactic where Netflix members rely totally on Netflix’s personalization algorithms. It’s a messy journey, with an evolving personalization strategy propelled by Netflix’s ability to execute high-cadence experiments using its homegrown A/B test system.
In 20 years, Netflix has gone from members choosing 2% of the movies the merchandising system suggests to 80% today. In the early days, a member would explore hundreds of titles before finding something they liked. Today most members look at forty choices before…

How Brand Collabs Became a Fixture of the Marketing Playbook
From $90,000 Oreos to BTS McDonald’s meals, crossovers are more than just a hype-inducing stunt

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Would you pay over $91,000 for a three-pack of Oreos?
Before you rush to answer “no!,” note that these are no ordinary Oreos. These are bright red, have the Supreme logo imprinted on them, and are very limited in quantity.
When the Supreme x Oreo crossover released on February 18, 2020, fans quickly ate up the offering, though not in the literal sense. These buyers were grabbing the limited-run three-pack for $8 and immediately turning to resell in a bid to make a quick buck. Sales were seen as high as $91,000 before seller sites like eBay pulled them.
‘X’ marks the spot
This…

I READ IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO
I Read It So You Don’t Have To: ‘The Death of the Artist’
How Big Tech made it harder for working artists to make a living

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I Read It So You Don’t Have To is a series that gives you the TL;DR on a business book you want to read — but don’t have time to.
What did I read?
The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech by William Deresiewicz.
So who’s this William Deresiewicz?
Deresiewicz is an essayist and critic and a former professor of English at Yale. He’s also the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life and A Jane Austen Education.
Give me the 30-second sell.
Working artists are in trouble. Now, that’s not what…

The ‘MeWork Generation’ and the 2 Metrics That Define Them
Meet the executives who burn millions daily and enrich themselves while creating no real value

The Daily Benjamin Burn™ (DBB) is how much money an executive lit on fire per day during their tenure.
I’ve lost a lot of other people’s money. The most stressful times in my life have been when people believed in me and invested tens (if not hundreds) of millions in my company or idea, only to see their capital go up in smoke. I’ve also made a lot of people a lot of money — but only in America would someone with my (lack of) pedigree be given this many swings at the plate.
To be a truly great investor or operator or CEO, you need to be a bit of a sociopath: You have to be able to…

Trading Warfare: Why Trading Cards Have Disappeared From Retail Shelves
With values soaring to the moon, card collectors are starting to get violent

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In December 2020, a rare Charizard Pokémon card sold for $360,000. Early in 2021, a Michael Jordan rookie card sold for $215,000. Weeks later, the same card sold for $738,000.
During the pandemic last year, with people locked inside and looking for something to flip the mood, quarantiners turned to nostalgia and began collecting trading cards. Pokémon cards, basketball cards, baseball cards, and more.
Now the market is flaming hot.
Rare cards selling for a high price is not a phenomenon unique to 2020. In 2018, a rare Mike Trout baseball card sold for $400,000. Two years later, its market…

We Can End Homelessness Today. We Just Don’t Want To
How to solve America’s homelessness crisis

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Homelessness is an artificially created problem. Though it’s a dire reality faced by hundreds of thousands of people daily, it’s a reality that need not exist. This isn’t just idealistic posturing.
The primary challenge faced by any homeless person, definitionally, is that they do not have a permanent home to live in. If a homeless person is provided permanent housing, definitionally, they are no longer homeless. This is good news for any one concerned with the crisis that’s been plaguing cities and people around the country. There is a simple solution that can theoretically universally be implemented in relatively short…

A Casual Dress Code is a Lousy Substitute For Time Off
A blurred line between work and leisure hasn’t made made work any more fun — instead, it lets work eat into our free time.

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Employers from Goldman Sachs to the Golden Arches have relaxed or abandoned dress codes. Silicon Valley tech employees are famous for their hoodie sweatshirts and grey t-shirts. Sales of neckties and business suits are at all-time lows. Hourly wage jobs that used to enforce a bland, a clean cut middle-American uniformity, now allow staff to wear piercings, beards and tattoos.
Dress codes that allow casual and idiosyncratic clothing might seem to suggest a more relaxed and playful attitude toward work. But they really reflect the expectation that employees spend their nights and weekends working. …