The Sunday Digest
Everything we published this week + a recommendation from Every
What We Published
by Sherrell Dorsey & Annaliese Griffin in Free Radicals (10-minute read)
As founder of the trailblazing beauty startup LAMIK, Kim Roxie knows about tapping into existing trends from a whole new angle—in this case, a community-based model that broke new ground in her Houston home. But she also knows about pivoting—from crash courses in tech accelerators to rethinking her entire endeavor for a mid-pandemic world. Speaking with Sherrell, Kim goes deep on building a brand ethically, becoming an entrepreneur at 21, and why her shift to being a CEO hasn't changed her as a person.
by Andre Plaut in The Prediction Game (3-minute read)
Friday the 13th is a semiannual occurrence—but why was the one two days ago particularly exciting for a particular sect of math head? As Andre explains, it has a lot to do with the distinct pleasure of recognizing math in real life.
by Evan Armstrong in Napkin Math (13-minute read)
Whether you've already devoured Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang's An Ugly Truth or you're holding out for the Sparknotes, check out Evan's "idea review" of the book. Moving from a summary of the book's argument to lay out the "Napkin Math of Content Moderation," Evan argues that Facebook's issues are not unique to the platform—they're more often a perfectly distilled look at the ugliness of human nature.
What's going down in our Discord this week.
Monday August 16th, 10am ET/7am PT: Focused Work Pomodoros with Dan Shipper
Thursday August 19th, 11am-1pm ET/8am – 10am PT: Community Working Session with Rachel Jepsen
In this weekly two-hour event, our cameras are on, our tunes are flowing, and we're getting things done together! Executive editor Rachel will open each session with a ten-minute writing exercise to get us all in a creative flow. Then, participants can share in the #fireside-chat channel what they're hoping to accomplish during the session. Finishing an essay? Getting started on a new project? Tell us what you're working on!
Want to be looped in on upcoming community events? Check out our Discord server!
A Recommendation from Every
Neeva—freshly launched on Product Hunt
What do you get when you take a handful of ex-Google execs from ad and monetization teams? An ad-free, private search engine. It's just launched to the public with a new model focused on your experience, not ad revenue.
What’s Going On
News you might have caught or missed.
- Bloomberg Media tops 325,000 paid subscribers
- Reddit is valued at more than $10 billion in latest funding round.
- Alibaba rape allegation reveals China tech's seamy side
What We’re Reading
Our favorite writing from beyond Every.
- How Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Built a Content and Commerce Powerhouse (Trapital)
- Speaking for the Past (Real Life)
- Frank Ocean Fans are Mad About a Million-Dollar Necklace (The Atlantic)
An Invitation to Every
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