This week’s highlights: The Mid-South, Independent Directors, and Abercrombie Cologne
Back in the saddle here post Spring Break. If my own travels are any indication, the flood gates of pent-up travel demand have opened. Not an open seat to be found, crowded airports, limited rental cars and full hotels.
Original Content this week:
- FCS – Rising Generations Need to Understand These 5 Dimensions of Life. 5 critical dimensions to consider as rising generations emerge.
Food for Tood for Thought
- WSJ – The Rise and Fall of the Management Visionary Behind Zappos. Tony Hsieh wanted to make the world a happier place. In the end he couldn’t find a sense of peace himself.
- TG – End of the Avocado: Why Chefs Are Ditching the Unsustainable Fruit. Give peas a chance—as well as pistachios, fava beans, and pumpkin seed paste. These are just some of the ingredients being used to replace one of the world’s most popular fruits.
- Governing – Breaking Out the New Mid-South as a Place and Culture of Its Own. It’s not a household name, but it’s a place with a distinct culture and a raft of economic opportunities.
- TheAtlantic – Absolute Power. Asked about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed bin Salman said, “If that’s the way we did things, Khashoggi would not even be among the top 1,000 people on the list.”
- Twitter – The HOA Nuclear Option… One way to be left alone in a home owners’ association
Business and Markets
- FBCG – Why Would a Family Business Create a Board with Independent Directors?
- WSJ – Older Americans, Flush With Housing and Stock Portfolio Wealth, Poised to Revive Spending This Year. Consumers age 65 and older are boosting their spending as Omicron fades
- Bloomberg – Blackstone Plans Fund for People With Millions Not Billions
- NK – Update on Inflation and Monetary Policy
- DD – Building your pre-seed pitch deck? Here’s what goes inside. Pre-seed founders have to show a competitive edge. We dismantle the science behind building a successful pre-seed pitch deck and the make-or-break sections that go inside.
Science, Technology, and Culture
- Wired – Why You (and the Planet) Really Need a Heat Pump. Using a furnace is so 1922. In 2022, humanity has to massively ramp up adoption of clean ways to heat buildings.
- Mel – The Perfumer Who Created The Scent You Love to Hate – Abercrombie’s Fierce. It might be a punchline to some — a smell synonymous with food courts and malls across the country. But it’s also one of the most successful fragrances in cologne history
- WSJ – Florida Helps Families See Behind the College Curtain. A new database makes it easier to compare majors, job outcomes, loan burdens and future earnings.
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
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