This week’s highlights: Art of Story, LouisVuitton, and Closet Sizes
Happy Friday! –
Hope you have a great weekend. Here’s one more for fun – what happens when you ask an AI art generator to create portraits of every American president ‘as cool and sporting a mullet.’
Topic of the Week
- Priya Parker – 5 Ways the First 5 Minutes Shape Guests
- Chicago – The Violin Doctor. He’s trusted to repair some of the world’s most fabled — and expensive — instruments. How does John Becker manage to unlock the sound of a Stradivarius?
- WSJ – When You Bare Your Soul in a Text and the Response Is a Thumbs-Up
- Twitter – TommyClark – the fascinating (and hilarious) story of how a random Fort Lauderdale auto shop blew up and went crazy viral on TikTok
- RichRoll – The Art of Story and Why Stories Matter. Whether it’s the stories we tell ourselves or the stories others tell us, stories are far more than sheer entertainment. Storytelling is an integral part of what it means to be human. This interview is with Robert McKee. His students have collectively won 70 Academy Awards, 250 Emmy Awards, and 100 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Awards.
Other Great Reads
- InstitutionalInvestor – The Inside Story of How Wellington and Vanguard Became Partners. In an excerpt from his most recent book, Charles Ellis writes about one of the founding tales of the asset management industry — and why it still matters.
- NYT – How Barnes and Noble Came Back From Near Death
- HBR – Why Success Doesn’t Lead to Satisfaction – It’s in the chemistry!
- NYMag – Get Me Risa Heller! If you’re Jeff Zucker or Mario Batali or Jared Kushner and you’re trying to survive a bout of very bad press, she’s who you call.
- Acquired – The Complete History & Strategy of LVMH – This was excellent
- InnerWorkings – If you were rich, would you fold laundry?
- Outside – I Cold Plunged Every Day For a Month—Here’s What I Learned
- Brighter – mRNA vaccine eradicates pancreatic cancer, study finds
- NYTimes – That’s Tory Burch? Over the last few seasons a new energy has emerged at the preppy American label. Fashion insiders are taking note.
- Hot or Cool – Unfit, Unfair, Unfashionable. This is an interesting look at the environmental and equitable impacts of the insane growth of Fast Fashion. Average wardrobe size in some countries has increased over 500% since the 1950s….This report considers a total of 74 garments (including shoes) in active use as the sufficiency level in a two-season country, and a total of 85 garments in a four-season country.
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