This week’s highlights: The Lion King, Mastercard, and Swans
by David Wells – Nashville TN
Fifteen on Friday is a bit sparse this week – my bad – I’ve spent way too much time following this election.
Original Content This Week –
- Adjusting to Life After The Liquidity Event – Requires passing through three phases – loss, arrival and orientation.
Food for Thought
- VanityFair – How The Lion King Became a $9 Billion Broadway Smash The Great White Way’s most unexpected blockbuster almost didn’t get made. This is the little-known origin story of how the Magic Kingdom came to 42nd Street.
- NYT – Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter
- BBC – The Tricks to Make Yourself Effortlessly Charming From the first moment you walk into a room, people are making judgments about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances.
- GuardianUK – The man who wants to help you out of debt – at any cost Millions turn to financial guru and radio host Dave Ramsey for his ‘tough love’. Many say he saved their lives. Critics say he ignores the structural reasons so many are in debt and poverty
- VanityFair – How Erewhon Became Everyone’s Favorite Grocery Store Hot Spot
- NYT – The C.E.O. Who Promised There Would Be No Layoffs In 10 years running Mastercard, Ajay Banga has favored a forward-looking approach. See also his interview at Stanford GSB
- GMO – Tonight, We Leave the Party Like It’s 1999
Culture / Tech / Science
- NYT – Florida City’s Beloved Swans Find New Homes Lakeland, FL held a lottery to sell some of its 86 swans, which have thrived since Queen Elizabeth donated a pair in 1957.
- TheRace – 10 Toughest challenges going from Sim to Real racing One Year ago Jame Baldwin won ‘The World’s Fastest Gamer’ competition and a contract to race for Jenson Button’s Race Team, Jenson Team Rocket RJN in the British GT Championship. He goes into the final race at Silverstone with a chance to win the championship. Here he tells us the 10 toughest aspects of real racing he’s faced since moving from the virtual tracks to reality.
My Forthcoming Book:
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living, on January 12, 2021.
However wealth arrives – whether made or inherited, it can be a disorienting and worrying experience. When Anything is Possible is meant to be a guidebook about how to engage thoughtfully and strategically with wealth. Doing so requires a person to articulate 3 key items – Wealth Structure, Wealth Identity and ultimately a Wealth Strategy. The book walks through each of these items in great depth, and guides the reader through a process to develop each.
If you are interested in learning more, visit here and download a free chapter.