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Jan
15
Super Cities №262—What to Learn from Magic and Bird

Super Cities №262—What to Learn from Magic and Bird

I even hated him more because I knew he could beat me.
2 min read
Jun
04
Super Cities №211—Where the 21st Century is Happening

Super Cities №211—Where the 21st Century is Happening

Cities combine up-and-to-the-right growth, intractable day-to-day problems, and shifting lines of authority between the public and private sectors.
2 min read
Jun
03
Super Cities №210— The Man Behind American Productivity

Super Cities №210— The Man Behind American Productivity

Before there was Tim Ferriss, there was Frederick Winslow Taylor.
1 min read
May
21
Super Cities №207 — What We Can Learn from Railroads

Super Cities №207 — What We Can Learn from Railroads

In 1891, the Pennsylvania Railroad had more workers than the American Army, Navy, and Marines combined. Penn Railroad's 110,000
1 min read
May
09
Super Cities №203—Siemens $83 Billion Bet on Cities

Super Cities №203—Siemens $83 Billion Bet on Cities

Why, after so long and so much success, would Siemens transform its business? The answer is, in one word, cities.
1 min read
May
08
Super Cities №202—Cities Slow-Fast Future

Super Cities №202—Cities Slow-Fast Future

Cities are mostly incremental, but occasionally, there are dramatic changes to the places we live and work.
1 min read
Apr
26
Super Cities №199—The Two Forms of American Capitalism

Super Cities №199—The Two Forms of American Capitalism

Modern America has two forms of capitalism that unnaturally co-exist.
3 min read
Apr
17
Super Cities №193 — How To Scale A Giant

Super Cities №193 — How To Scale A Giant

You see, to Amazon HR, current and future employees are not teammates. They are customers.
1 min read
Apr
10
Super Cities №190 — Tough Love, Chicago-Style

Super Cities №190 — Tough Love, Chicago-Style

RXBAR had a mega-exit, but they didn’t rely on any silly startup gimmicks. No “lean” BS and no “hacking.”
1 min read
Mar
30
Super Cities №182 – Boring Business is Beautiful

Super Cities №182 – Boring Business is Beautiful

The startup world is extreme. Very few people are successful startup entrepreneurs, but an entire industry has cropped up with a distinctly obnoxious range of language, rituals, and social media-fueled nonsense.
1 min read