Our 10 Must-Read Stories — the OZY Highlight Reel
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
From toy sharing to lifesaving, here is the best of OZY this week.
By OZY Editors
This week treated us to two big finds — one on the ground and one deep in space. In a game-changing discovery, a previously unknown species of ancient human, Homo luzonensis, was unearthed in a cave in the Philippines. And in the sky, thrilled astronomers were able to capture the world’s first-ever photo of a black hole.
We have more delights for you to discover on OZY — 10 fantastic stories about people taking a stand and making the world a better place, new ways to share (rides and toys), a crowdfunded library, a CEO who saved a million lives and a true story that will break your heart. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Unconventional CEOs: Can This Siberian Entrepreneur Make You Haggle for Your Ride?
Why You Should Care: Arsen Tomsky believes he’s created a ride-hailing app for freedom-loving folks.
No. 2: Rising Star: How a ‘Secular’ President Is Wooing Conservative Muslims
Why You Should Care: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo is losing secular voters and picking up conservative ones instead, which could influence how he governs if he wins again.
No. 3: True Story: Attacked by Pirates and Jailed: How I Saved My Husband … But Lost Our Son
Why You Should Care: Because even in the darkest situations, you can help the people you love the most.
No. 4: It Takes a Village: The City That Crowdfunded Its Only Library From a Facebook Post
Why You Should Care: Because a love of books and reading can go a long way.
No. 5: Taking a Stand: Rising Above the Stigma of ‘Sheedi’
Why You Should Care: Because Pakistan’s minorities are finding a foothold in local politics for the first time.
No. 6: Play Nice: A Lesson for the Toy Industry’s Future: Sharing
Why You Should Care: Because millennial parents care about the environment and their hard-earned money.
No. 7: Smart With Your Money: Get Your Data Back Without Paying Ransom
Why You Should Care: Because ransomware is becoming more and more sophisticated.
No. 8: Need to Know: Bombs at Home, Backlash Outside: Kashmir’s New Education Crisis
Why You Should Care: Growing attacks on Kashmiri youth in other Indian states are making families sever a rare bridge with India — seeking education outside the state.
No. 9: Buckle Up: How Volvo’s Chief Saved a Million Lives
Why You Should Care: Gunnar Engellau passed his company’s “safest” secret — the seat belt — on to others for free.
No. 10: The Huddle: How One Player Helped Angelenos and the Dodgers Bridge Their Divide
Why You Should Care: The Dodgers owe their hometown cred to this guy.
- OZY Editors, OZY AuthorContact OZY Editors