Scott’s Newsletter #21

I haven’t written a new blog post in a few weeks. That’s a bad thing on my part. One thing I did start testing, however, is publishing all of my blog content in Apple News. If you’re interested, you can follow the channel here.


Apple is going all in on A/R as the technology that will overtake smartphones.

Snap wants to overtake television. Digiday says there are a number of challenges publishers face as they do that though.

The future of The New York Times is better personalization — and I’m thrilled.

MLB teams love number crunching. had a fascinating piece on where teams get their numbers from.

My wife and I have gotten into the show “This is Us.” It has tear-worthy moments each week. The Wall Street Journal explores why.

My thoughts are the Washington Post will eventually fund their journalism by selling technology, just like Amazon does with AWS.

Harvard Business Review explores the value of a social media “like.”

I love T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s attitude. Here’s a first-person piece on how that attitude came to be.

“Alexa, can you please order me more Cliff Bars.” That’s a phrase you can now speak into the Amazon app.

Thinking different can have huge competitive advantages. Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright knows all about that.

Finally, is orange juice healthy? It’s a debate I often have in my own head. The Times explored a plethora of foods that nutritionists and consumers conflict over whether they’re good for you or not.

Rock and Roll.

My last newsletter had an open rate of 32.6% (-5.1%).

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