This week’s highlights: The Good Life, Tether, and 007.
Hope you have had a great week!
Original Content this week:
- Performance Is Not The Point In An Advisor/Client Relationship. What is the “end” that is delivered in the advisor / client relationship?
- What I Read in Q3’21 – My quarterly run down of what I have been busy reading.
Food for Thought
- CG – The Good Life, According to Data
- BecMin – 10 Rules for Using Social Media Intentionally
- Gallup – The World Prefers a Calm Life to an Exciting Life
- The Conversation – Psychological ‘specialness spirals’ can make ordinary items feel like treasures – and may explain how clutter accumulates
- Eater – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: The Full List of Winners
- Businessweek – Anyone Seen Tether’s Billions? A wild search for the U.S. dollars supposedly backing the stablecoin at the center of the global cryptocurrency trade—and in the crosshairs of U.S. regulators and prosecutors.
- VDK – Playing Different Games. Or why Tiger [Global] is eating your lunch (& your deals)
- Cloudflare – How Facebook Disappeared From the Internet
- IRR – Let the Games Begin – The direct indexing space is off to the races
- WSJ – Jony Ive on What He Misses Most About Steve Jobs – *paywall* Ive rarely speaks to the press, so when he does, it is generally worth paying attention.
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- GQ – The Legacy of Daniel Craig’s James Bond. Fifteen years and five films later, Daniel Craig’s run ends with No Time to Die. How does his tenure stack up?
- NYTimes – Eleven Madison Park Explores the Plant Kingdom’s Uncanny Valley – A touch base on how the famed restaurant’s transition to vegan is going…
- MIT – DeepMind’s AI predicts almost exactly when and where it’s going to rain
- Mashable – Amazon is reportedly putting its cameras in smart fridges now
- WSJ – Science Closes In on Covid’s Origins * Paywall * An interesting op-ed in the WSJ yesterday – “Four studies—including two from WHO—provide powerful evidence favoring the lab-leak theory.”
Last Week’s Most Popular
- WashPo – Here are 9 home maintenance tasks for your October to-do list
- 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
- FCS – 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.
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
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