This week’s highlights: Solitude, Remote Work, and Gen-Z’s Approach to File Storage
Greetings from quarantine! An asymptomatic kiddo, but a positive test, brought the inevitable to our house. Hopefully you all are staying healthy.
Original Content this week:
- My New Rule – No Networking Before Lunch – Knowing how to coordinate one’s work is important, but optimizing your time to deliver the highest possible output is completely different.
Just for fun (though sure to aggravate someone)
- JohnCrist – Guy Who Prefers Pepsi Over Coke. “I’ve experienced excellence, I just prefer my products one level below.”
Food for Thought
- I&M – On Solitude Over 15 years ago, I took my first device-free, silent, solitude experience. 15 years and 100s of “solos” later, I can say the following with confidence: If I could give any bit of advice to my younger self, it would be to spend one or two Saturdays a month in device-free solitude
- JP – On Ian Fleming As Craftsman – The new Bond movie finally premiered in London this week…
- CF – Dangerous Feelings – “Success has a nasty tendency to increase confidence more than ability. The longer it lasts, and the more it was tied to some degree of serendipity, the truer that becomes.”
- WSJ – Facebook’s Effort to Attract Preteens Goes Beyond Instagram Kids, Documents Show. *paywall* It has investigated how to engage young users in response to competition from Snapchat, TikTok; ‘Exploring playdates as a growth lever’
- NYT – The Cost of Insuring Expensive Waterfront Homes Is About to Skyrocket – Market based pricing of flood risk is beginning to creep into the long-subsided federal flood insurance program. If you own a beach house, buckle up, prices are going up, way up.
- Reuters – PwC offers U.S. employees full-time remote work
- WSJ – Burned Out and Restless From the Pandemic, Women Redefine Their Career Ambitions *paywall* A comprehensive new study by McKinsey and Lean In shows how stressed and exhausted many professional women are. And many of them are rethinking what they want from their work lives.
- Greycourt – The Current Case for Equity Long-Short Hedge Funds
- Verdad – The Efficacy and Cost of Hedging With Options
- WashPo – Workers are putting on pants to return to the office only to be on Zoom all day
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- Verge – File Not Found Gradually, Garland came to the same realization that many of her fellow educators have reached in the past four years: the concept of file folders and directories, essential to previous generations’ understanding of computers, is gibberish to many modern students.
- SR – A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea Some insane archeology to uncover this
- WashPo – Here are 9 home maintenance tasks for your October to-do list
- TM – How Can I Avoid Buying Excess for My Children? A more sensible and intentional approach to providing playthings for our children
- Jalopnik – RV Dealerships Think New Campers Are Pieces of Junk, Too – The ‘other housing boom’ hasn’t been good for quality…
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