Food for Thought:
- NYTimes – Managed by Q’s ‘Good Jobs’ Gamble. Forgoing the gig-economy model, a start-up bets on a strategy that puts cleaning-service workers on a professional path.
- WSJ – The Power of Unsolvable Problems. University course requires all new engineering majors to tackle tough tasks, building resilience and humility.
- Medium – An Open Letter to Millennials Like Talia… In case you missed this week’s back and forth about a disgruntled employee from Yelp who complained about her job and wages – this response is fantastic.
- Forbes – Jay Leno And The Secrets Of A Turbocharged ‘Retirement’
- The Atlantic – How a Group of MIT Students Gamed the Massachusetts State Lottery
- New Yorker – The Scold. Mr. Money Mustache’s retirement (sort of) plan.
- Fortune – Why race and culture matter in the c-suite.
- WSJ – For Silicon Valley, the Hangover Begins. With venture-capital investors increasingly nervous, once-hot tech startups are retrenching.
- ZH – Equity NAVs Of 348 CLOs Slide Below Zero; “Market Changed Dramatically In 6 Weeks”
- WSJ – Why Fintech Firms Aren’t So Different From Banks. Stock-market selloff shows that online lenders can suffer just like big banks.
- WSJ – Corporate Directors’ Pay Ratchets Higher as Risks Grow. Pay for nonexecutive directors of S&P 500 companies rose nearly 50% between 2006 and 2014.
- GQ – Project Upgrade: Better Suit, Better Body. We’re always hearing from guys who want THE GQ LOOK but worry they can’t pull it off because they’re not fashion models. Friends, who is a fashion model? We’ve all got oversize thighs or craft-beer guts or height issues. Fortunately, a well-tailored suit can celebrate your strong parts and disguise your soft zones. To prove it, we got six real guys into the best shape of their lives through nothing but the magic of tailoring
- WSJ – The Best Temperature for a Good Night’s Sleep. Light and time aren’t as important as temperature, new research shows.
- WSJ – How Economists Would Wage the War on Drugs. The monstrous cartels that run the narcotics business face the same dilemmas as ordinary firms—and have the same weaknesses.
- DM – Evolution of the Porsche 911