This week’s highlights: Rick Rubin on Creativity, Disciplined Growth Investing, and Concrete
Happy Friday! –
Topic of the Week
- 60 Minutes – Interview with Rick Rubin. As an NYU college student, Rick Rubin launched Def Jam Recordings some 40 years ago and has been a hitmaker ever since. Anderson Cooper interviews the music producer about his unique approach.
- HuddleUp – The Hidden Details Behind David Beckham’s MLS Contract That Earned Him $500 Million
- GQ – The Dave Bautista Method. After hanging up his wrestling tights, Dave Bautista could’ve made an easy living cranking out one brainless, explosion-happy blockbuster after another. Instead, he’s improbably emerged as a serious thespian trapped in an action hero’s body, and the who’s-who of Hollywood auteurs—from Glass Onion’s Rian Johnson to Dune’s Denis Villeneuve—keep lining up to work with him.
- New Yorker – The Getty Family’s Trust Issues. Heirs to an iconic fortune sought out a wealth manager who would assuage their progressive consciences. Now their dispute is exposing dynastic secrets.
- ODAD – How Much Income Do You Need to Be Rich?
Other Great Reads
- Permanent Equity – 15 Years in the Trenches of Small-Medium Business Acquisitions and Operations
- HBR – 4 Strategies to Secure a Corporate Board Seat
- Richer, Wiser, Happier – The Disciplined Growth Investor w/ Fred Martin. William Green speaks with Fred Martin, the lead portfolio manager at Disciplined Growth Investors. He specializes in two niches: small & mid-sized growth stocks. Both strategies have crushed the market since he founded the firm in 1997.
- Insider – The most honest man in real estate thinks the housing market isn’t going to crash
- Train – Restore the Magic – An activist investor’s take on Disney
- II – Why Does Private Equity Get to Play Make-Believe With Prices?
Looking Toward the Future…
- MIT – Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable? An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.
- RichRoll – Seth Godin on Creativity, Embracing Failure and Spreading Big Ideas – Seth never disappoints
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