Scott’s Newsletter #42

It’s no secret Amazon is keen on streaming live sports. GeekWire explored the tech behind how they go from field to Fire TV.

Groupon once turned down $6 billion from Google. The Wall Street Journal’s (paywall) behind-the-scenes of it all was fascinating.

One year after announcing the Facebook Journalism Project, Digiday looks back at Facebook’s relationship with publishers.

The New York Times had a great read on how mobile payments dominate in China.

I started reading Tren Griffin’s blog in recent months. This recent post on innovation was one of the best I’ve seen.

Sixers head coach, Brett Brown, understands success leaves clues better than anyone else. His approach to coaching is more of a teacher than anything else.

I am a firm believer in investing in talent. The Harvard Business Review makes the case for why it’s so important.

Meanwhile, this Medium post explored why, even if you do invest in people, so many will remain mediocre.

I’m not a Patriots fan, but how could I not share this hot read from ESPN on the potential beginning of the end of the Brady/Belichick era.

Finally, next time you go to a major concert, there’s a good chance the stage was built in this Amish town.

Rock and Roll.

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