Recommended reading July 2-9 2021

Dropbox is reopening its offices — but they’re not offices anymore – What Dropbox is worried about: If important work only happens in the office, what about all the people working from home?

Queer readings of The Lord of the Rings are not accidents – Are Sam and Frodo gay? Yes.

How To Be Successful – An oldie that got tipped on Podcast over Media. @ejpfauth reads it every month, apparently.

Mise-en-Place for Knowledge Workers: 6 Practices for Working Clean – So much creative productivity porn these days.

Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It. – Steven Sinofsky tweeted it really well: ‘Walk-by conversations and open space are perfect example of boss think. ‘

The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine? – Michael Pollan, everybody’s favorite food writer, turns his attention to coffee.