This week’s highlights: College Search, Inflation, and Wedding Overload
Hope your weekend is a pleasant one.
In case it’s helpful for your vacation travels, here are my top 5 favorite reads for this summer
Food for Thought
- Guardian – The man who built his own cathedral. For nearly 60 years, a former monk toiled almost single-handedly on an extraordinary building outside Madrid. Is it a folly or a masterpiece?
- Loper – College Search with the End in Mind – Credit SF – Brand name alone cannot predict long-term career confidence and is not a sole driver to career outcomes. Students need career competencies baked into their 4-year college experience if ROI is on their radar.
- Reuters – China bank protest stopped by health codes turning red, depositors say – scary stuff
- WSJ – J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lesson About Evil for Our Time. As Gildor the elf told the Shire in ‘The Lord of the Rings’: ‘The wide world is all about you . . . you cannot forever fence it out.’
- NYT – Sabrina’s Parents Love Her. But the Meltdowns Are Too Much. An interesting look at the mental health system – “Unpredictable violence, chaotic outbursts and countless trips to the emergency room. What happens when an autistic teenager becomes unmanageable at home?”
Business and Markets
- TKER – Awaiting the cure for high prices. A 16-chart tour of what’s going on right now
- BusinesWeek – Nextdoor’s Quest to Beat Toxic Content and Make Money. The social media site is trying to shed its reputation for dividing neighborhoods. But what is the platform without all the awkward comments and uncomfortable politics?
- FamBiz – How to determine whether your family office is successful
- MattLevine – Private Markets Will Pump the Oil
Science, Technology, and Culture
- WSJ – Wedding Guests Are Broke, Tired and Begging for Mercy. This year could approach a record for the number of marriages being celebrated; ‘Everyone and their mom in my life is getting married’
- Baffler – Palais Intrigue. Cannes is built on tuxedo people. The festival is not so much about the films as it is about glamour and, even more importantly, access to it.
- Curbed – Outsourcing Public Bathrooms to Starbucks Maybe Wasn’t the Best Idea
- CNN – DNA analysis reveals source of Black Death
- GQ – Daniel Ricciardo Is America’s First Formula 1 Superstar – After the Australian Drive to Survive star fell out of love with F1, he came back stronger—and more popular—than ever.
- Does how you handle your wealth actually align with what you care most about in the world?
- Do you feel like you are pro-active and intentional with your financial affairs or entirely reactive to a busy world?
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