January 7th, 2015

The Short:

'Do you have to love what you do?'

by Jason Fried

"There’s nothing wrong with loving what you do, of course — I just don’t think it’s a prerequisite for starting a business or building a fulfilling career, let alone doing great work. In fact, I think it’s disingenuous for really successful people to put so much of the focus on love, just as it’s disingenuous for really rich people to say money doesn’t matter."

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The Long:

'How the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers'

by Jay Caspian Kang

"The ads, I admit, are what got me. For the first 10 months of 2015, DraftKings and FanDuel spent more than a combined $200 million on advertising, a surge that peaked at the start of the football season, when a DraftKings ad ran seemingly every couple of minutes on television.”

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