I'm currently on vacation in Telluride, CO, and I'm catching up on my backlog of saved articles and podcasts. It's been a while since I've done a "5 Things" post, so I thought I'd share a few of the articles that grabbed my attention.

The Math Behind Successful Relationships, by Jo Craven McGinty, The Wall Street Journal. Super interesting read about using math and psychology to explore one of life’s enduring mysteries: What makes some marriages happy and some miserable?

The Netflix Decision Making Model Is Why They're So Successful, by Dan Pontefract, Forbes."Make wise decisions despite ambiguity." Interesting read about empowering employees to make sound decisions on behalf of the company’s long-term goals and how that creates highly-engaged employees.

State of the Cloud 2019, by Bessemer Venture Partners. A few bits in here about the rise of open source business models.

Hiring Best Practices and Diversity and Inclusion with Rachael Stedman, Simple Leadership. We are looking hard at our recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding processes at Reaction. This podcast has some helpful insights.

Stacey Abrams’s new essay on identity politics reveals why she’s a rising star, by By Zack Beauchamp, Vox. I'm a Stacey Abrams's fan and happy to read anything I can find about her.