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The Link #239: [Data and distractions]
March 15, 2020

For a weekly newsletter, it’s tricky when the only story anyone cares about is evolving every day. It’s also tricky when everyone is weighing in, from random tech guys analyzing the data to Harvard-affiliated public health experts to every company you’ve ever given your email address. So, I’ll focus on a few of the stories that will still be true (if not necessarily important) all week: Look back at the first articles about COVID19 in January, how the NBA shut down, and rugged American individualism. Stay safe, everyone.

With all the turmoil comes the end of the most unloved bull market.

Aon is buying Willis Towers Watson for $30B. Plus, Magic Leap is reportedly exploring a sale.

Ty Haney is out from Outdoor Voices, after executive infighting and valuation falling off a cliff. Plus, how SoftBank became persona non grata in Silicon Valley.

Dating at business school.

Hitchhiker’s Guide is 42 years old.

The internet’s museum of cigarette packs (a beautiful collection of packaging). 

A doggo at the dog show, just having a great time.

2 minutes of a delightful German commercial.

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