Almond milk and bees, peer-to-peer car rental, and the brain’s superiority to AI
by David Wells – Nashville TN
Original content this week:
- 3 Circles, 4 Rooms and 5 Capitals – How to Make Your Family Business Comprehensible Because of all the constituents in a family business system, there are often times so many dimensions at play in any matter that dissecting what is actually occurring is incredibly challenging. Models like the Three Circles, Four Rooms and Five Capitals arm us with a set of lens by which one can interpret the circumstances presented.
All the best,
Food for Thought
- NYT – Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems It’s usually because we’re not giving them what they’re really looking for.
- Vanity Fair – Ari Emanuel, WME, and the Great Hollywood IPO That Wasn’t The entertainment industry’s reigning super-agent planned to put his firm—and the very power structure of Hollywood—on the line with an audacious, now scuttled public offering.
- BBC – How to Learn 30 Languages Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it and what can we learn from them?
- Guardian – ‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession Bees are essential to the functioning of America’s titanic almond industry – and billions are dying in the process
- NBC – Wrecked cars, homicide and bags of meth: Inside the wild ride of peer-to-peer car rentals Reading about how tech companies fundamentally don’t understand human nature never ceases to be entertaining. Stories like this are the best reason I can think of for why it is vitally important that we don’t lose liberal arts education.
- NYT – Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop Microphones and cameras lurk everywhere. You may want to slip on some privacy armor.
- CapitalAllocators – Private Equity Risk Great Podcast episode about risk in the private equity and private credit in this market cycle
- NYT – Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine.
- Nautilus – Why Is the Human Brain so Efficient? How massive parallelism lifts the brain’s performance above that of AI.
- Esquire – Macaulay Culkin Is Not Like You The 39-year-old—call him ‘Mack’—has been liberated longer than you realize.
- BecomingMinimalist – The Problem with Turning Your House into a Toy Store “Maybe if he was required to find happiness in the toys he already has, he just might find it. But for now, he is able to live under the impression that the next toy is going to bring it.”
- LiteraryHub – When a Man Took a Joke in a Pepsi Ad Seriously, Chaos Ensued Matt Parker on the Time Someone Tried to Buy a Jet Plane Using Pepsi Points