Always a good list, here is this year’s edition, and an excerpt:
- Beauty livestreamer Li Jiaqi sold $1.9 billion worth of products in one twelve hour show on Taobao. That’s slightly less than the total sales from all four Selfridges stores during 2019. [Jinshan Hong]
- 10% of US electricity is generated from old Russian nuclear warheads. [Geoff Brumfiel]
- Some South African students sell school Wi-Fi passwords for lunch money. Residents walk up to 6km to connect to schools because 4G data is so expensive. [Kimberly Mutandiro]
- Productivity dysmorphia is the inability to see one’s own success, to acknowledge the volume of your own output. [Anna Codrea-Rado]
For the pointer I thank Nabeel. And here is Whitwell on Get Back and the principles of creativity.