This week’s highlights: Pie, Private Equity, and Browsing
Original Content this week:
- What I Read in Q2’21 – My quarterly update of books I have been reading – maybe you can find a beach read or two?
- Podcast Interview – Helping Families Capitalize on Wealth Strategy -The host and I also talked about the process of publishing a book.
Food for Thought
- WashPo – Video, images and interviews deepen questions about role of pool deck in condo collapse The tragedy in Florida is exacerbated further by the continued revelations of how people knew about the building’s problems.
- WashPo – Can America save its national dish? Americans invented the dessert we call pie. Why are we letting it die?
- CF – Here’s what I wish I knew when I started teaching – Charlie runs one of TN’s top performing schools and in full disclosure, where I serve on the Board. This is a poignant reflection about how hard it is to communicate well.
- NYMag – The New Thrill of Old Restaurants
- VF – How Rebekah Neuman Put the Woo-Woo in WeWork
- WSJ – Private Equity Gears Up for the Siege of Japan Inc. Private-equity firms are building up a large war chest to target Japanese companies. Toshiba could be on the menu soon.
- CNBC – Lumber prices dive more than 40% in June, biggest monthly drop on record A few people have heard me get on this soap box, yes new starts are elevated, but so much lumber demand has been for remodeling. Those are short-duration projects that are going to start to roll-off…
- Banyan – When an Iconic Founder Overshadows the Family Business
- Forbes – How The Chick-Fil-A Billionaire CEO Plays A Part In Your Favorite Marvel Movies
- NoMNoM – Robinhood and iAddiction “Robinhood, on the other hand, is the Sith Lord of finance — monetizing the addictive nature of day trading. Day trading is gambling.”
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- The Walrus – Life in the Stacks: A Love Letter to Browsing Algorithms are integral to how we find and consume art. But old-fashioned browsing still has its benefits
- ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50: The tender yet terrifying movie that never lost its flavor
- Forbes – High Hampton Resort’s Blackberry Farm-Inspired Refresh Is A Triumph – Amazing redevelopment – check it out and beat the heat!
- Guardian – I hate to admit it, but Jeremy Clarkson’s farming show is really good TV
- Smithsonian – Karate Finally Gets Its Due At the Olympics
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
I wrote the book because of a problem I saw and experienced personally. As we pursue our dreams and achieve success, financial wealth is often a natural result.
Yet, the first steps we take to manage this wealth are focused on avoiding negative outcomes (unnecessary taxes, estate issues, losses in the stock market), rather than articulating what we actually want to do with our wealth.
The book is about how we shift from focusing on the things we want to avoid, to the things we want to accomplish with our wealth. Doing so requires a person to articulate 3 key items – Wealth Structure, Wealth Identity and ultimately a Wealth Strategy. The book walks through each of these items in great depth, and guides the reader through a process to develop each.
If you are interested in learning more, visit here and download a free chapter.