This week’s highlights: Covid Swabs, 10 Systems, and Printable Houses
Back in the swing of things after a week at the beach – hope your Spring is off to a nice beginning.
Original Content this Week
- What I Read in the First Quarter of 2021 – I do a quarterly recap of what I have been reading – here is the list for this year so far.
Food for Thought
- BusinessWeek – America’s Covid Swab Supply Depends on Two Cousins Who Hate Each Other The pandemic brought the business opportunity of a lifetime to Puritan Medical Products of Guilford, Maine. But even a $250 million infusion from the U.S. government has done little to quell an epic family feud.
- Wired – The Secret Auction That Set Off the Race for AI Supremacy
- How I Built This – Rick Steves’ Europe: Rick Steves This was a fantastic interview
- TheAtlantic – America Has Forgotten How to Forgive The revolt against Alexi McCammond shows that even Teen Vogue doesn’t think teens deserve a sin jubilee.
- Not Boring – Excel Never Dies I have often remarked that spreadsheets are my love language – I’m not alone.
- FRR – Focus on Your First 10 Systems, Not Just Your First 10 Hires — This Chief of Staff Shares His Playbook
- Stratechery – Intel Unleashed, Gelsinger on Intel
- Barrons – Watch Out, ETFs. Here Comes Custom Indexing
- LTT – I Was Right and I hate it Want to understand the shortage in chips – here’s the most comprehensive take on it I’ve seen
- Yale – A living artifact from the Dutch Golden Age: Yale’s 367-year-old water bond still pays interest
Culture / Tech / Science
- NYP – Homeless man becomes first person to live in 3D-printed house — see inside
- Hodinkee – We Sent a Complete Newbie Shopping for a Rolex. Here’s What Happened.
- F1 – F1 2021: Our writers’ predictions and hot takes ahead of the new season – Race 1 this Sunday!
- WSJ – The Crazy Baseball Team That Lets Fans Catch Foul Balls for Outs The Savannah Bananas are trying to play two-hour games with a menagerie of wild new rules. If you go: bring your glove.
- BusinessWeek – The Horse Meat Vigilante From his secret compound, Richard Couto stages undercover buys to bring down unlicensed slaughterhouses. Police say they’d be happy to work with him, if only he’d follow the rules.
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
Wealth is a common byproduct of the pursuit of dreams and success – either yours or a prior generation who shares their success via an inheritance. Yet far too often the first steps we take in managing it are focused on avoiding negative outcomes (unnecessary taxes, estate issues, losses in the stock market), rather than articulating a positive vision of what we actually want to do with our wealth.
The book is about how we shift from focusing on the things we want to avoid, to the things we want to accomplish with our 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.
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