This week’s highlights: Aging – Anything But Graceful?
Happy Friday everyone –
For those of you looking for a book to read, here is my quarterly run down – What I Read in Q3’22.
Topic of the Week: Aging
Last edition, we went down the age curve, this time, we had to the other end.
- WSJ – Meet the 100-Year-Old Swimmer Breaking World Records. Charlotte Sanddal didn’t start swimming seriously until she retired at 72; now she has an intense training regimen for her Masters events
- Time – Eric Idle: I Survived Pancreatic Cancer. It’s a Funny Story. A founding member of Monty Python reflects…”We immediately decide that pancreatic cancer is such a scary term and freaks people out so much that we will call my diagnosis Kenny. Kenny is far less threatening.”
- Art of Manliness – Are You Suffering From Soft Suburban Dad Syndrome? 50 Questions for Self-Examination
- GQ – Does Arthur Brooks Have the Secret to Happiness? The bestselling author and advice columnist believes that happiness is a discipline to be studied and mastered. GQ spent a weekend with him to learn how that actually works.
- Book Recommendation – Live Long, Die Short. “70% of physical difference and 50% of intellectual difference between typical aging and successful aging is due to lifestyle”
Other Great Reads
- Oaktree Capital – The Signal and The Noise – Performing Credit Quarterly – In case you haven’t been paying attention, interest rates have been moving a bit.
- NewYorker – Toto Wolff, the Compulsive Perfectionist Behind Mercedes’s Formula 1 Team. Mercedes drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, dominated the world’s fastest motorsport for a decade. Now they can’t win a race.
- MIT – Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors. Human hair is 50 times softer than steel, yet it can chip away a razor’s edge, a new study shows.
- Fortune – 35-year-old Canva founder Melanie Perkins got rejected by 100 VCs. Now her $26 billion design startup is ready to take on Microsoft and Google
- Ringer – The Anti-Hero We Deserve: Taylor Swift and Her Polarizing ‘Midnights’. Did her new album amuse you? Delight you? Exasperate you? Infuriate you? Well, you’re not alone.
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