Here are five things that made me stop and think, and in some cases get my wallet out, over the past week.

Teenagers Who Vandalized Historic Black Schoolhouse Are Ordered to Read Books by Christine Hauser, NY Times. There are some new books in this article to add to my reading list.

A Local’s Guide to the 100 Architectural Wonders of L.A. by Thomas Harlander, lamag.com. I love LA.

Microbes, a Love Story by Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times.

Greats I bought my first pair of Greats shoes this week. I love them so much that I then bought my second pair. It's interesting to me that direct-to-consumer shoe brands, like Greats and Allbirds, are capturing the attention of the tech world. I wonder how they will do in the long run as independent brands. I'm rooting for their success.

Nearly half of online retailers are looking for a new e-commerce platform by Stefany Zaroban, Internet Retailer. A powerful data point for Reaction Commerce.


Header photo by Visual Hunt. Thanks!