Here are the favorite things we shared in 2021 in The Volume, our monthly collection of things worth reading. Sign up today.
Mr. Goxx is a cryptocurrency-trading hamster was, at one point, doing better than Warren Buffett and the S&P 500.
Scientists infected five million mosquito eggs with a bacteria and released their eggs in a city in Indonesia. This led to a 77% reduction in cases of dengue fever.
Lettuce misters at the supermarket don’t just make salad look pretty, they’re costing you a pretty penny by increasing weight (and price)!
Type P-R-I-D-E (one letter per cell, horizontally) in a Google Sheet and see what magic happens.
Only one-third of Kenyan farmers increased their use of digital tools during COVID-19, while one-third reduced their use. Maybe ag tech isn’t a silver bullet—yet.
20 Underrated Qualities to look for in job applicants, and how to spot them (from First Round Review). Plus, Sasha’s take on what this means for building great teams.
The difference between problems and dilemmas, and why looking for ‘solutions’ only works for one of them.
Female economists are treated differently than their male colleagues when they present their research: on average, they receive 3.3 more questions than men.
60 Decibels Research Assistants make it possible for us to listen to end-customers anywhere. These individuals are at the heart of our methodology. To learn more about how you can benefit from this network, check out 60dB Research Services.
In This is Not an Impact Performance Report, we called for much higher standards for “impact performance” reports.
In Listening During COVID-19: A Year in Review, we shared insights about the lived experience of the pandemic from over 50,000 people across 32 countries.
In 8 Things We Learned From Kenyan Farmers During COVID-19, we heard from 500 Kenyan farmers each month over the course of 12 months, and we shared how supply chain disruptions and government lockdowns affected livelihoods.
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