This week’s highlights: The Long Game, TransDigm, and Hibernation
Happy Friday everyone – hope you have had a nice week. Fifteen on Friday is back in action this week after a 2 week hiatus.
Food for Thought
- Galloway – Prime Health – Amazon makes a bigger move into healthcare with its acquisition of One Medical.
- WSJ – The Lonely Office Is Bad for America. Employees may like remote work, but it tends to break down both organizational and national culture.
- AP – Study: Millennials didn’t stray far from where they grew up. The study found that by age 26 more than two-thirds of young adults in the U.S. lived in the same area where they grew up, 80% had moved less than 100 miles .
- GQ – Brad Pitt Opens Up His Dream World. We know him as a legendary leading man, a Hollywood power broker, maybe the greatest heartthrob of all time. But Brad Pitt isn’t attached to any of those old conceptions. And, as Ottessa Moshfegh discovers, his ambitions for the rest of his life are more mystical than we ever could have imagined.
- TO – 10 Year Thinking: The Next Decade Will Change Your Life — Learn to Play The Long Gamepoker for seventy years—long enough to become an icon and watch an outlaw’s game become an industry.
Business and Markets
- Bloomberg – What the Pret Index Told Us About the Economic Recovery. Bloomberg set out to track the economy’s return to normality using transactions at Pret A Manger Ltd.
- 50X – TransDigm Foundations. – This was awesome! – Today’s episode is the first in a series of four on TransDigm, an aerospace components manufacturer that has appreciated over 1,750X since its inception nearly three decades earlier.
- McKinsey – The Great Attrition is making hiring harder. Are you searching the right talent pools?
- Bloomberg – Commodities Never Belonged in Your Portfolio. Grasping at straws in a challenging economy, many investors and strategists turned to oil, metals and grain. Now that’s blowing up in their faces.
- KauffmanFoundation – Who is the Entrepreneur? The Changing Diversity of New Entrepreneurs in the United States
Science, Technology, and Culture
- Verge – The future of cars is a subscription nightmare. Heated seats, remote start key fobs, and other creature comforts are likely to be subject to monthly or annual fees
- OM – Instagram is Dead
- CulturalTutor – Why Older Places Look More Interesting. Fascinating Twitter thread
- NYP – Tiger Woods becoming team player is transformation no one saw coming
- CNET – Chasing Ghosts: Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Hibernation. A multiyear search attempts to explain one of the most extreme, and baffling, cases of human survival.
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
- Does how you handle your wealth actually align with what you care most about in the world?
- Do you feel like you are pro-active and intentional with your financial affairs or entirely reactive to a busy world?
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