This week’s highlights: GE, Board Assessments, The Coolest Concept Car
Hope you have had a great week!
- Wealth and The Irony of Ownership. The implied contradiction between a society that promotes ownership on the one hand, but has tax and other incentives that discourage ownership is worth considering more deeply.
Food for Thought
- WSJ – Larry Culp Rewired GE. Then He Unwound It. -Hat tip to SP for highlighting a better way to share WSJ articles – Before General Electric’s CEO could break up the conglomerate, he needed to make major repairs, from factory floor to ‘carpetland’
- WashPo – Fighting food waste, one apple at a time. Katherine Sizov is only two years out of college, but her high-tech sensors — which monitor ethylene, a gas key to the ripening of fruits and vegetables — are keeping watch over 15 percent of U.S. apples
- Guardian – What lies beneath: the secrets of France’s top serial killer expert. An intrepid expert with dozens of books to his name, Stéphane Bourgoin was a bestselling author, famous in France for having interviewed more than 70 notorious murderers. Then an anonymous collective began to investigate his past
- SNL – Man Park – As John Mulaney remarked, “I think that’s the greatest miracle of Jesus. He has 12 best friends in his thirties, and they weren’t his wife’s best friends’ husbands.” – hat tip for the quote to DR
- D&B – Board Assessments: Report Card or Board Team-Building Exercise?
- RM – Stop Letting OKRs Masquerade as Strategy –
- FRR – Finding Language/Market Fit: How to Make Customers Feel Like You’ve Read Their Minds – My experience in sales is that it takes 100 conversations to find this
- AVC – Seed Rounds At $100mm Post Moneyt You Can’t Invest My Money *paywall*
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- Ringer – “We’re Like the Anti-‘Billions’”: How ‘Succession’ Makes Wealth Look Miserable. Despite the enormous riches at the disposal of its characters, ‘Succession’ portrays cold, bland environments with little regard for personal taste or beauty. That comes down to a series of intentional decisions from the show’s designers and cinematographers.
- YouTube – World’s Coolest Concept Car – Mercedes AVTR
- Engadget – IBM says its new quantum chip can’t be simulated by classic supercomputers
Last Week’s Most Popular
- VisualCapitalist – How Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Income? – Credit SH
- WashPo – The story behind Taylor Swift’s 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well,’ the song making fans lose their minds
- TorontoLife – The Company Man – Tse Chi Lop, the suspected ringleader of a $21-billion crime syndicate, may be the world’s most innovative drug lord. And Toronto was his training ground
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
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