This week’s highlights: The Economy Since WWII, Workers Becoming Entrepreneurs, and How Netflix’s Network Works
Hope you have had a great week!
- The Primary Risk for G1 Wealth Creators Starting a Family Office. For the G1 wealth creator starting a family office – it is the family office that will become the first true ‘family’ business.
Food for Thought
- MH – How This All Happened – Credit GR – This is a short story about what happened to the U.S. economy since the end of World War II.
- OHE – On Turning Fifty. – A thoughtful reflection
- LA Times – They set out to hike three of America’s longest trails in less than a year. What could go wrong?
- WSM – I Wanted to Raise My Kids Middle Class. The Problem Was We Weren’t Middle Class Anymore. Like many high-achieving immigrants, the writer Shoba Narayan wrestled with a thorny question after she struck it big in North America: Can you pass on your middle-class values to your children even if they’re not, well, middle class?
- PP – Why Writing Letters to Your Kids Is the Best Gift You Can Give Them as Adults
- SRVH – Lessons from a Pedal Tavern: Why You Need a Good Operating Agreement – only in Nashville…
- WSJ – Workers Quit Jobs in Droves to Become Their Own Bosses. Seeking flexibility or escape from corporate bureaucracy, employees discover their inner entrepreneur
- Mercer – Family Business Dividend Survey Results. This is one of the most important data sets for the family business community to focus on b/c it highlights how much families reinvest into their businesses.
- Worth – How Serena Williams Is Making Massive Social Impact Through Venture Capital. With over 50 portfolio companies with a $33 billion market cap and 60 percent diverse founder investments, Serena Ventures is making waves in the venture capital world by investing in mission-driven companies.
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- TheVerge – A Look Under the Hood of the Most Successful Streaming Service on the Planet. Netflix’s secret sauce is something none of us ever see
- Wired – The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist. The cold war between a startup and a soft-serve machine manufacturer is heating up, thanks to a newly released trove of internal emails.
- AG – How a Formula 1 Race Car Works
- NSN – Study Finds Brain Lesions on MRI Linked to Years of Playing Football – In case you are looking for yet another reason to not let your children play tackle football.
- Aeon – Inside your dreamscape Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation
Last Week’s Most Popular
- 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.” –
- 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
- FCS – 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.
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
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