I read a lot of books, and I get article reading done in between. Here are some good ones that you may be interested in…
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The head guy at The Athletic explains why they work the way that they and many other written-content platforms will in the very near future: Behind a paywall. The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post and many others already do this; creators like me have turned to Patreon and other methods as ad revenue alone isn’t enough. Freemium has had a great run, but it will soon end.
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Speaking of the Globe, their 6-part intensive on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is amazing. I read the entire thing this week. Hernandez was a star player with a $41 million contract who was arrested and charged with two separate murders — he was convicted for one — and hanged himself in his prison cell. But his story goes much deeper than this. If you pick only one thing to read, this is it.
My sister Latoya, who’s a UCLA professor and has been on my podcast, has Bipolar II disorder and wrote about it. I wish she would write more as it’s always deeply personal and very honest. I expect a book from Latoya sometime in the future.
Me on the potential shadiness of Overseas Basketball when it comes to collecting your money.