Weekend reading list – week of July 24, 2017

July 28, 2017

Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of July 24th 2017.

Jay-Z in middle age
Jay-Z is old… Well, at least in the world of rap, he is. While some of his peers have filled their later careers by hosting the Grammys or a cooking show with Martha Stewart, Mr. Carter has just released his 13th solo album. What has this 47-year-old rapper done to stay relevant over the span of a 30-year career?
Read it on The New York Times Pocket

I buy, therefore I am self actualizing
People don’t buy Martha Stewart cookery because it’s the best way to sauté, fry and stew food. Rather, they buy it because it makes them feel as if they’ll be better chefs. Or more simply put, we don’t buy items for their function. What we’re actually buying is a better version of ourselves. How did we develop this behaviour?
Read it on Startup Grind Pocket

The real price of knockoffs
The black market for fake handbags and oriental carpets is very lucrative, but the market for fake designer chairs is also huge. Spending $750 instead of $5,000 for a cheap knockoff of an Eames or Aeron chair sounds (more than) reasonable, but a much higher price is being paid. An article that underlines the importance of protecting original designs.
Read it on Quartz Pocket

Yahoo makes a comeback!
Yes, Yahoo still exists. In, fact, last year, 2,000 people sent in a CV, hoping to work there. That number jumped to 17,000 this year. How does the company continue to attract so many candidates despite its recent difficulties? Is Yahoo making a comeback?
Read it on Les Affaires (In French) Pocket

You can’t escape Andy Warhol
Whether you appreciate his artwork or not, Andy Warhol’s legacy cannot be denied. Although he is largely known for his contribution to Pop Art, his rejection of artistic boundaries and habitual intertwining of politics and showbiz persist in modern culture—more so than you could ever imagine.
Read it on Tank Magazine Pocket

5 female stereotypes that are killing your career
Invited to present at “Rencontres L: le masculin au féminin”, a women-only conference organized by Espace L, our Content Strategist Stéphanie Alghabra-Lebon decided to share her best tips for battling female stereotypes in the workplace.
Read it on Aime ta marque (In French)

In your earbuds: C’est juste du web
C’est juste du web is a podcast series hosted by radio and TV personality Catherine Pogonat. Produced in association with the French TV show, C’est juste de la TV, each of the five episodes looks at how different media platforms have been transformed by the web.
Listen to it on ARTV (In French)

This week’s favourite thing
Feeling sad because you only get text messages from your mom? Don’t be! You could soon be adding San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) to your contact list. Text “send me” plus a random word or phrase (ex. Send me something dirty”) to the Museum and they’ll text back the image of an artwork. Besties!

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