[Link] Quiet quitting is a trend taking over TikTok and possibly your workplace – “pro-boss propaganda”

The idea that you should only do the work you’re paid to do, and instead take all that extra work and time to focus on yourself and family. The argument against this (that you should still put in 110%, instead of just 100% or even 80%) is: “It’s part of an overwhelming trend of pro-boss …

[Link] Anthony Bourdain How to Travel – Anthony Bourdain on How to Fly

Much advice around, of course, food. Turning away the airplane food is a good idea. On longer flights, brining some of your own food is probably a good idea – one I haven’t really figured out too well. That said the food in business class is just fine. Getting sleeping pills would be great, but …

[Link] Gartner Blog Network

Big sales deals require aligning all the different people at the buyer. With IT stuff, there’s always conflicting priorities and desires across different groups. When they don’t align, it drives 6+ months of delay to the sale. Worse, post-sale you’ll have trouble showing value (leading to renewal, buying again, expansion) as those teams battle it …

[Link] Tech Workers Long Got What They Wanted. That’s Over.

One reason for this change in bargaining power at startups: Capital isn’t flowing as freely. As venture firms tighten up terms and investors offer survival advice to portfolio companies prepping for a downturn, startups are more focused on cutting costs than rapid growth. That means spending exorbitant amounts of money on salaries to attract new …

[Link] The Paris Review – E. E. Cummings and Krazy Kat – The Paris Review

I am always trying to crack the code of what’s the point of any creative endeavor, and how does it relate to nurturing an aesthetic for life, a sort of purpose, or even plot for life to be in. There is something going on in this essay that helps inform the quandary. Sort of: why …

[Link] Amazon to acquire One Medical’s subscription healthcare for $3.9 billion

“We think health care is high on the list of experiences that need reinvention,” senior vice president of Amazon Health Services Neil Lindsay said in a statement. “Booking an appointment, waiting weeks or even months to be seen, taking time off work, driving to a clinic, finding a parking spot, waiting in the waiting room …