Weekend Reading: The First Corporation, Palantir, and Designing APIs
💼 Birth of the Business Corporation
Anton Howes looks back to the 1500s and connects Sebastian Cabot’s planned search for a Northeast Passage to China to the birth of the first joint-stock corporation.
🔮 Palantir: On Business, Cults, and Politics
Sharp analysis of Palantir from Byrne Hobart as it seeks a public offering. What an odd company.
🔌 Eagerly Discerning, Discerningly Eager
Comparing what “eager” and “discerning” developers are looking for in an API.