“Discard the junk…you are far better off to read a much smaller amount of good material with care and thoughtfulness.”
– Barton Biggs
Food for Thought:
- WSJ – ‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip. The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world.
- Medium – How Twitter has stripped pop culture of its context and nuance
- NYMag – Age 12 Is Like a Second Toddlerhood
- NYMag – The Glorious Boondoggle. Santiago Calatrava was commissioned to design an architectural extravagance at ground zero. He succeeded, an accomplishment that threatens to destroy his reputation.
- WSJ – A Bad Report Card for This Teachers Union. The union tried to run a charter school—and failed. We saw it coming.
- Time – Teach for America Passes a Big Test. New teachers who sign up with Teach for America (TFA) for two-year classroom stints in some of the nation’s highest-poverty schools are just as effective as other teachers in those same schools, and sometimes more so, a new study finds.
- Medium – How I Achieved Peace by Crippling My Phone. Getting over the myth of productivity.
- VF – Michael Lewis Reflects on His Book Flash Boys, a Year After It Shook Wall Street to Its Core
- WSJ – As Bulls Romp, Advisers Aim to Manage Down Expectations. Some say they have to counter views by clients for returns that are well above long-term averages.
- BI – Here’s how much you should have saved up for retirement by now
- GP – The State of American Craft Beer. Increased competition within craft beer, attacks from Big Beer, “startup brewers” looking to cash in on the boom: these are the hurdles facing craft beer as the first and second waves of brewers phase out and new generations take over. How will craft beer respond, and where are we headed as a nation of drinkers?
- Racked – Vineyard Vines and the Enduring Power of Prep
- WSJ – Klinsmann Remains Critical of MLS. The U.S. men’s national soccer team coach says scheduling conflicts with MLS can hamper the development of America’s top young prospects.
- WSJ – Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic’s Power Moves. After winning, then losing, his world No. 1 rank, Novak Djokovic is back on top and as determined as ever. But now that he’s a father, there’s more to life than racking up trophies.
- Engadget – The new MacBook is impressive, but not for everyone
- BF – 25 Life-Changing Style Charts Every Guy Needs Right Now