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The retail apocalypse or retailpocalypse is the closing of a large number of North American brick-and-mortar retail stores, especially those of large chains, starting in 2010 and continuing onward.[1][2] Over 12,000 physical stores have been closed, due to factors such as over-expansion of malls, rising rents, bankruptcies of leveraged buyouts (LBO), low quarterly profits outside holiday binge spending, delayed effects of the Great Recession,[2] and changes in spending habits. North American consumers have shifted their purchasing habits due to various factors, including experience-spending versus material goods and homes, casual fashion in relaxed dress codes, as well as the rise of e-commerce,[3] mostly in the form of competition from juggernaut companies such as and Walmart.

Hot desking (sometimes called "non-reservation-based hoteling") is an office organization system which involves multiple workers using a single physical work station or surface during different time periods. See also TempOffice, CoWorking

WeWork (officially "The We Company") is an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups, and services for other enterprises. Founded in 2010, it is headquartered in New York City.[2] As of 2018, WeWork manages 46.63 million square feet. (CoWorking)

Intensive program of training and evaluation (Certification) - see esp Coding Bootcamp (more)

Andy Matuschak: Why books don't work. (Printed Book) The powerful ideas are often invisible: it’s not like we generally think about cognition when we sprinkle a blog post with links. But the people who created the Web were thinking about cognition. (more)

software engineer, designer, and researcher. I work on technologies that expand what people can think and do. (ThinkingTools) Was at Khan Academy, Apple. (more)

Michael Nielsen: Thought as a Technology. Have you ever felt awe and delight upon first experiencing a computer interface? An interface that surprised you with its strangeness, with a sense of entering an alien world? (ThinkingTools) (more)

Michael Nielsen: Augmenting Long-term Memory. Alexander Luria went on to study Shereshevsky's memory for the next 30 years. In a book summing up his research Alexander Luria, “The Mind of a Mnemonist”, Harvard University Press (1968)., Luria reported that: [I]t appeared that there was no limit either to the capacity of S.'s memory or to the durability of the traces he retained.* (more)

Parallels (and Differences) Between the Book "Traction" and Kaizen. Marisa Smith, an entrepreneur and business owner in Ann Arbor, saw the connections between my Kaizen work and a book that she uses within her company and with her clients: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business. (EOS) (more)


What is EOS? An Intro to the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Traction touts the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), and outlines six key business components: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction®. To be successful, Gino Wickman contends, companies need to define and align these core components. (more)

Joel Hooks: I ❤️ Really Good Notes. At egghead our workshops are accompanied by Really Good Notes. (more)

This Is Why WeWork is Buying Meetup. As a company, Meetup has long embraced its position as a small, mission-driven operation (more)

WeWork-owned Meetup brings on David Siegel as CEO. Late this past summer, Meetup founder and CEO Scott Heiferman announced his intention to move into the chairman position. Today, Meetup has announced that David Siegel will be taking the helm at the 16-year-old company.

Inside Co—Star, the smartest (and meanest) astrology app out there. The app asks users for detailed biographical information to develop an accurate natal chart, which is an “astronomical snapshot of the sky based on the exact day, time, and place you were born,” according to the copy on the app’s website. Co—Star sets itself apart from its competitors by using “data from NASA” and a proprietary algorithm that spits out unique, slightly robotic horoscopes for users each day, delivered in the form of push notifications. (more)

Opinion | The Surprising Benefits of Relentlessly Auditing Your Life. The method, as my husband would be shouting right now, is of course more than just a spreadsheet. It’s based on the Japanese notion of “kaizen,” or continuous improvement, made famous in 2001 when Toyota singled it out as one of the pillars of the company’s success. You pick a goal, figure out the main components behind it, collect data on those components and work out what you can do to move closer to the goal (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space (est 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!