nerdology:

konception:

the evolution of the iphone.

Could watch this animation forever.

Beautiful

nerdology:

konception:

the evolution of the iphone.

Could watch this animation forever.

Beautiful

NFL Week 3 Picks

Vikings vs Saints (Saints -10.5)
Pick: Saints
The Saint’s offense will squash the Viking’s secondary.

Colts vs Jaguars (Colts -7)
Pick: Colts
Did you see what Kirk Cousins did to the Jaguars last week? The Colts are the best 0-2 team.

Chargers vs Bills (Bills -1)
Pick: Bills
Chargers had an emotional win last week against the Seahawks but EJ Manuel is underrated and the Bill’s defense is underrated.

Cowboys vs Rams (Cowboys -1)
Pick: Cowboys
Dallas need’s to drop the interception rating, and they can now that Austin Davis is finding his form.

Titans vs Bengals (Bengals -6.5)
Pick: Bengals
Bengals are one of the best home teams, and Jake Locker’s inconsistent play will stall the Titan’s office.

Washington vs Eagles (Eagles -6.5)
Pick: Eagles
Kirk Cousins was great against the Jaguars, but I can’t see Alfred Morris breaking down the Eagle’s defensive line.

Texans vs Giants (Texans -2.5)
Pick: Texans 
Texans have one of the best passing games in the NFL and the Giant’s can’t pass out of this nightmare.

Ravens vs Browns (Ravens -1.5)
Pick: Ravens
Ray who? Joe Flacco showed why he’s the best QB in the NFL. Brown’s are playing well because they’re offense doesn’t commit turnovers not because their defense gives them second chances.

Raiders vs Patriots (Patriots -14.5)
Pick: Patriots
The Raiders are the worst team in the NFL.

Packers vs Lions (Lions -1)
Pick: Packers
Aaron Rodger’s is on track to improving his 5.9 yards per attempt, and the Lion’s secondary is severly overrated.

49ers vs Cardinals (49ers -2.5)
Pick: Cardinals
Palmer is out but the Cardinal’s defense is in, plus Kaperknick has a back injury but will play. The Cardinal’s defense is underrated and they’ll be at home.

Broncos vs Seahawks (Seahawks -5)
Pick: Broncos
The Seahawks should win, but the line is too high. Seahawks win by a FG. Or Peyton Manning wins because it’s the regular season instead of the post season.

Chiefs vs Dolphins (Dolphins -4.5)
Pick: Dolphins
Dolphin’s can’t run the ball, but Tannehill is playing at home and he can move the ball. The Chiefs secondary is predictable.

Steelers vs Panthers (Panthers -3)
Pick: Steelers
The Steeler’s can move the ball and still have the seventh best secondary. The Panther’s are less of a run team than most anticipate.

Bears vs Jets (Jets -2.5)
Pick: Bears
Smith is inconsistent and their defense is overrated (ask Aaron Rodgers) while the Cutler-Marshall expressway is getting better each week.

parislemon:


mapsontheweb:

Game of Thrones Transit Map

Of course this exists.

parislemon:

mapsontheweb:

Game of Thrones Transit Map

Of course this exists.

(Source: tyznik.com)

The problem is not too much disruption. The problem is too little disruption: 
From Brookings: The Other Aging of America: The Increasing Dominance of Older Firms 

The problem is not too much disruption. The problem is too little disruption: 

From Brookings: The Other Aging of America: The Increasing Dominance of Older Firms 

The New Rules of Content

I was never a huge fan of Say Anything…but I think that was because of Lloyd Dobler’s hardware…this…I can get behind #beatsarmy #bass #sayanything

I was never a huge fan of Say Anything…but I think that was because of Lloyd Dobler’s hardware…this…I can get behind #beatsarmy #bass #sayanything

For all my Cleveland sports fans. 

Cost of Being Mayor? $650 Million, if He’s Rich

Want to Make the World a Better place? Then Cash is King

While many people have shared their dislike of the mayor and his wealth the facts are clear…he is the best Mayor ever.  Not because he revolutionized the role of the mayor in one of the most complex city dynamics in the world, but because he delivered results at a tremendous financial cost to himself.  He brought that championship DNA and passion for success and results with him into the Mayor’s office and changed the DNA of mayoring in NYC. 

We can praise all these other great civil mayors who have served as civil servants that were not billionaires, but the changes they enacted were always limited due to their inability to retain the mayorship while dealing with the financial muscle of interest groups.

Bloomberg showed everyone in the world that there is another and better way.  If you are lucky to be a billionaire and decide to be a mayor you can do an immense amount of good by rethinking convention and rapidly accelerate the growth trajectory of a city.  

And in many ways it begs the question…why don’t all great American cities convince innovative and social thinking wealthy individuals to come forth and lead them.  

While its probably unpopular…you can’t help but wonder…what changes would be made to LA, Chicago, Detroit if a Bloomberg type individual decided to step forward and take the reigns.  How much would Detroit improve is they had someone like Bill Gates be the acting mayor for 3 terms.  How would LA look if Jeff Bezos decided to have 3 terms as the mayor?  Or give it a few years, but imagine Mark Zuckerberg leading the charge to improve Chicago. 

As much as we hate to admit it….those cities would all change for the better.  Civil servants seem to have this innate displeasure of ultra wealthy individuals because those individuals often times contrast the city process.

Civil servants love all those social conversations that arrive from that process but Bloomberg showed that if you want to fix things and make them better…you don’t need as much discourse but you need cold hard cash

Everyone needs a playlist for new years.  Here’s mine!  Enjoy and happy new year!