This week’s highlights: Outdoor education, Venture Capital, and James Bond’s Fashion
by David Wells – Nashville TN
Happy Friday –
Well that was a week! Between Tuesday night’s “debate” to Thursday night’s “diagnosis,” 2020 feels like living in a Choose Your Own Adventure novel.
It has been a busy week on my end with a lot of improvements on the Fifteen on Friday technology infrastructure, website updates, etc. So no original content at the moment.
Today marks the start of Fall Break here in Nashville – so FoF will have a bye week next Friday. See you again on the 16th.
Food for Thought
- InStyle – Cazzie David Reveals Why She’ll Never Move Out of Her Dad Larry David’s House
- Outside – College Kids Are Flocking to Outdoor Education Programs Many students would rather be outside than stuck on Zoom all day—and most programs can’t keep up with the surge in demand
- WashPo – Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised
- Smithsonian Magazine – A Brief History of House Cats – For my cat-crazed daughter – It may be that “nobody owns a cat,” but scientists now say the popular pet has lived with people for 12,000 years.
- Bloomberg – Florida Braces for a Storm of Homeowners Insurance Rate Hikes
- II – The Pervasive, Head-Scratching, Risk-Exploding Problem With Venture Capital Three VC experts run the numbers and conclude: Everyone’s doing it wrong.
- WSJ – Is It Insane to Start a Business During Coronavirus? Millions of Americans Don’t Think So
- Bank of England – Proprietary Trading Review What is the state of prop desks these days?
- Kitces – Better Marketing without Relying on Rainmakers IMO, sales is the rarest commodity in the business world. This is a thoughtful consideration of the difference between a structured sales approach vs. a personality driven one.
- Fast Company – Scott Galloway Pivots to Stardom He’s become every business nerd’s must-follow for his provocative predictions and un-PC humor. Can a startup built on Galloway’s personal brand outlive its creator?
Culture / Tech / Science
- TheAtlantic – This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic It’s not R
- Variety – Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Is Looking to Sell Itself, Among Other Possible Options
- Stat – The Road Ahead: Charting the coronavirus pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond
- Primer – These are the Clothing Brands James Bond Wears: Levi’s!? Zara!? US-Made Boots!?
- Bloomberg – Magic Leap Tried to Create an Alternate Reality. Its Founder Was Already in One The augmented reality startup was undone by profligate spending and its own hype. Investors finally lost patience when the pandemic struck.