This week’s highlights: The Death of NYC, Brooks Brothers, and Business Cards
by David Wells – Nashville TN
Happy Friday –
It’s the end of the first full week of virtual school in our household, and it’s nice to see the kids tired from working hard this week. Considering that this was their first full week of instruction since February 24! For the non-Nashvillians on the list, the deadly tornados hit here the first week of March.
Original Content –
- Family Offices Have Generations Too Family offices, just like the families they serve, have ‘generations’ that raise both new opportunities and challenges to address.
Food for Thought
- Weekly Dish – The Roots of Wokeness This is important analysis in my view – ” It’s time we looked more closely at the philosophy behind the movement.” Pair with David Brooks – This is Where I Stand The power of conservative radicalism in an age of upheaval.
- Altucher – NYC is Dead Forever – Here’s Why
- WashPo – No handshakes. A bad economy. These car salesmen shifted tactics — and succeeded. Great story about hustle and being adaptible
- Forbes – 20% Of Harvard’s First-Year Class Has Deferred
- VanityFair – “Ghislaine, Is That You?”: Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s Life on the Lam For a year leading up to her arrest, the vanishing act of Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime friend, lover, and alleged accomplice vexed the authorities, the press, and the women who accuse her of luring them into a web of sexual abuse.
- Die, Workwear – Lamb Chopped: The Story Behind Brooks Brothers’ Bankruptcy
- NYT – Proposed Merger Blurs the Line Between For-Profit Colleges and Public Universities Unpacking a complicated deal between the University of Arizona and a scandal-plagued online education company.
- Sparkline Capital – Value Investing Is Short Tech Disruption
- WSJ – REI Built an Elaborate HQ. Because of Covid-19, the Outdoor Retailer Wants to Sell It Surprised by how productive remote work has been, companies are reconsidering the need for central offices
- Invest Like the Best – Lessons from Investing in 483 Companies Fantastic interview with the former head of strategy at Microsoft.
Culture / Tech / Science
- WSJ – The Treatment That Could Crush Covid This is super cool science – Early trials show signaling cells eliminate the virus, calm the immune response and repair tissue damage.
- HuddleUp – How One NBA Player Turned A $350,000 Salary Into $600M – Credit MB
- NYT – Concrete, a Centuries-Old Material, Gets a New Recipe A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix.
- OneZero – The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy. Unemployed teachers, cooks, dancers are turning to Patreon, Twitch, and OnlyFans
- II – This Is a Mostly True Story About…Business Cards Think Covid kills the centuries-old practice of sharing cards? Think again.