It seems like everyone is writing up a storm after the holiday break, as there were a lot of good reads that I saved to my Pocket this week. Here are five things that rose to the top.

6 Ways Our Founders are Finding Balance and Avoiding Burnout in the New Year by Female Founders Fund. Yours truly is mentioned in this article by one of our cherished investors.

Up and Then Down by Nick Paumgarten, New Yorker. This is from 2008. It's a fascinating read about Otis elevators.

105-Year-Old Frenchman Sets Cycling Record by Samuel Petrequin, Washington Post. Just adorable and so inspiring.

France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out and Live Life by Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times. Viva La France.

Deep Learning at GILT by Pau Carré Cardona, Gilt, Inc. There's a lot of buzz about deep learning. It's nice to read that GILT is pushing the envelope here and open sourcing their code.


Header photo from Sanwal Deen. Thanks!