How'd we get so frikken brilliant? We read a ton. Going forward, we'll be sharing recommendations that you can stash in your pocket for the 1-2 weeks a year you actually take vacation. Our first recommendation is Brad Stone's "The Upstarts" about the rise of Airbnb and Uber. We didn't appreciate their wild histories. Obama O's? A battle in China? Travis Kalanick (referring to autonomous cars): "[C]ars are coming off the road....Our cities are going to be given back to us. Our time is going to be given back to us. And there's going to be a very, very different world in terms of how we experience our cities. We are just getting started." Get the book here.