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The Best Articles of the Week – 04/15/16

Food for Thought:

  1. HBR – How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You
  2. JA – How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy.  I have one bag of clothes, one backpack with a computer, iPad, and phone. I have zero other possessions.
  3. NYTimes – The Moral Bucket List
  4. BC – Instagram Is Ruining Vacation.  Continuing the theme from last week – Eating, praying and loving may be a stated goal of travel. In reality, we seem more obsessed with nabbing the perfect photo.
  5. WashPo – Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean
Business/Economics:

  1. WSJ – Inside the Fall of SunEdison, Once a Darling of the Clean-Energy World.  Easy money from Wall Street fueled an ambitious expansion into solar and wind power, but rising interest rates cast a shadow.
  2. ZH – With Everyone Selling Stocks, Who Is Buying? Goldman Explains
  3. PG – The RegragmentationA longer thought piece about fragmentation in society and how the current structure of the economy will push further fragmentation vs. unification.
  4. WSJ – Negative Rates Around the World: How One Danish Couple Gets Paid Interest on Their Mortgage
  5. VF – Inside the Raging Legal Battle over Sumner Redstone’s Final Days
Culture/Tech/Science:

  1. BI – 25 things every man should take out of his closet and burn
  2. WSJ – For Generation Z, Email Has Become a Rite of Passage.  Those in their teens or early 20s prefer to communicate via text, but they may have to burnish their email skills to get ahead with older generations.
  3. CN – To Make Email Easier We Must Make it Harder
  4. NYTimes – Google’s Calendar Now Finds Spare Time and Fills It Up
  5. FB – The Real Reason Luxury Fashion is So Expensive.  Brands might claim you’re just paying for materials. But there’s a lot more inflating their price tags.

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