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Five articles to recommend: Diamonds, Surveilled cities, Zero to One, PG, and Kevin Kelly’s countdown clock

Have you ever tried to sell a diamond? [The Atlantic]
Since “young men buy over 90% of all engagement rings” it would be crucial to inculcate in them the idea that diamonds were a gift of love: the larger and finer the diamond, the greater the expression of love. Similarly, young women had to be encouraged to view diamonds as an integral part of any romantic courtship
The most surveilled cities in the world [Statista]
The Chinese city of Taiyuan, located in the Shanxi province roughly 300 miles Southwest of Beijing, tops the list with 120 public CCTV cameras per 1,000 inhabitants. The highest-ranked non-Chinese city is London, also notorious for its strict surveillance of public spaces, with 67 cameras per 1,000 people, with Los Angeles the highest-ranked U.S. city in the ranking with 6 cameras per 1,000 inhabitants
What makes Zero to One a masterpiece? [Ellen Fishbein]

Bolivia 2020. Market down over 40% as the country is heavily affected by the pandemic
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Bolivian vehicles market in 2020 plummeted while COVID-19 hit the country, and still haven’t recovered effectively yet. Indeed, 2.068 units have been sold in September (-17%), leading Year to Date sales at 11.626 units (-42.4%). The leader Suzuki holds 21.7% share. Economic Environment GDP shrank at a record annual pace of 21.7% in Q2 (Q1: […]

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A great company: a conspiracy to change the world.
(A company’s) secret: a specific reason for success that other people don’t see.

Slovakia Autos Market Report 2010-2025
Sunday October 11, 2020

Slovakia Autos Market Report 2010-2025 features historical data and insights plus professional forecast on new vehicles sales by type, manufacturer, brand and model providing an easy-to-use picture of current and future competitive landscape. Research Contents Focus2move Automotive Market Reports provide a comprehensive and extensive overview about this market including information on the cars and light commercial market size, […]

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Early Work [PG]
But even if Silicon Valley’s encouraging attitude is rooted in self-interest, it has over time actually grown into a sort of benevolence.
My Life Countdown [Kevin Kellyy]
My friend Stewart Brand, who is now 69, has been arranging his life in blocks of 5 years. Five years is what he says any project worth doing will take. From moment of inception to the last good-riddance, a book, a campaign, a new job, a start-up will take 5 years to play through. So, he asks himself, how many 5 years do I have left? He can count them on one hand even if he is lucky. So this clarifies his choices. If he has less than 5 big things he can do, what will they be?