Scott’s Newsletter #40

I want to wish you the happiest of holidays, no matter which one you celebrate. Congrats to my brother, Brian, on the new addition to the family. Also, congratulations to my e-commerce marketing students at NYU, who finished another semester – one closer to their graduate degree. It was another amazing semester, and as I told them on Thursday, I learn as much from them as I hope they do from me.

Invest in your people. Give them more — time, knowledge, freedom, etc. — and they’ll produce greater results.

Speaking of management, here’s how the Top 250 companies are managed (paywall).

Most people like to think they work hard. The Golden State Warriors’ operations lead might just work the hardest.

Winnie – a popular parenting blog – shared some insightful tips on getting your first 100k active users.

I’ve been trying to learn as much as possible about cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin). The Information (paywall) had a great overview of where the unregulated currency is headed.

YouTube owns video. But video is two dimensional. TechCrunch explores whether they can find success in other content mediums, namely augmented reality.

Ever wonder how Netflix figures out what content to recommend? This Medium post does a good job – although this is only one way to look at it.

Finally, a nod to my former employer, The New York Times. Amazing paid post in partnership with Spotify.

Rock and Roll.

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