This week’s highlights: The Eras Tour, Property Investing, and Electric Vehicles
Have a great holiday weekend!
Original Content this week:
- Placing The Family and Its Governance on the Same Plane. It is possible for the governance structure of the family to far surpass the maturity curve of the family.
Topic of the Week
- NewYorker – The Far-Seeing Faith of Tim Keller. It is hard for me to identify a single person who’s thinking/speaking/writing has had a greater impact on my life than that of Tim Keller. From my own personal faith to even my career, Keller brought voice that won’t be quickly replaced.
If you are not religious or don’t know of Keller, you may be quick to think his passing has little impact on your life. However, the intersection of public life with religious practice as seen in the broader church’s engagement around issues of culture, poverty relief, etc. is and will continue to be profoundly shaped by Keller’s thinking. “The pastor created a new blueprint for Christian thought, showing how traditional doctrine could address the crisis of modern life.”
- WSJ – Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour: A Father-Daughter Guide. In a fractured entertainment world, Taylormania feels like a throwback to another time—a blast of the old FM monoculture that a parent can feel
- TheAtlantic – The Billion Dollar Ponzi scheme that hooked Warren Buffett and the US Treasury. How a small-town auto mechanic peddling a green-energy breakthrough pulled off a massive scam
- TheFreePress – The Parents Saying No to Smartphones. ‘How you help them learn to be present, in a task or with a relationship, is one of the top challenges of our generation. Part of that is going to be saying no.’
Other Great Reads
- PaulGraham – VC Investment by Geography – Bay Area is 7x the #2 market of NYC. But interestingly, Nashville is the #5 VC market in the country
- II – GP Stakes Investing Remains Robust The number of minority investments in other asset managers is keeping pace with previous years.
- NapkinMath – You Probably Shouldn’t Work at a Startup. It’s overrated—both financially and emotionally
- WSJ – Top Property Owners Are Creditworthy—They Might Default Anyway. Powerful investors such as Brookfield are starting to cut losing real estate bets to protect returns
- Twitter – The Wild Story of Dippin Dots
- Jalopnik – This Is Why Toyota Isn’t Rushing to Sell You an Electric Vehicle
- LA Times – Yes, Nick Cannon has 11 kids with six women. He also makes $100 million a year
- BLR – The Founding of Hodinkee – Hodinkee is the definitive watch blog / retailer / taste-maker etc – here’s a great podcast interview with the founder.
- WSJ – She Ran 6,400 Miles Over 200 Days. Then She Cooled Off With a Marathon. Ultra marathoner Candice Burt’s Forrest Gump-style endurance feat is getting ready for the record books
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
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