Back again for Six Links Every Saturday. If you missed my "Seven on Sunday" from last week, click through and take a look.
I Hate Motivational Anythings - My friend Ed Aten, Founder of CopThis, on motivation. Reading this is like drinking a cup of coffee. You are going to be fired up.
Give Them an Inch and They Take $773M - Little optimizations matter in high volume businesses.
Japan is Getting the Wrong Type of Inflation - We're in a weird place right now with the financial markets and interest rates. The Japanese Central Bank and the Fed are pursuing wildly irresponsible interest rate policies. The stock markets are going crazy and everyone keeps on taking more and more risk in the debt markets as they reach for yield. It's so weird and speculative but the Central Banks think they have it all under control. The author of this article makes some great points about how you can't really control which kind of inflation you get (asset prices (they want) vs. industrial materials & goods (don't want)) and predicts an unhappy ending in Japan.
Mariano Rivera Breaking Bats - For 15+ years Mariano Rivera has been the closer for the New York Yankees and the best in baseball. The crazy thing is that all his success is built on one pitch - the cut fastball - which swerves onto the hands of left handed hitters at the last second. Here are some great visuals on how much his ball moves.
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - It's been a while since I read such a well written column on sports heartbreak. Reminded me of some of Bill Simmons best columns back in the day. Btw, if you like music documentaries, then you should check out the fantastic Wilco documentary with the same title.
A Large Ambulance Bill... - Great little story from the Ben's Friends Support Network. It will put a smile on your face.