“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:
- Medium – Why can’t we read anymore? Or, can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
- The Atlantic – Ask a Hostage Negotiator: What’s the Best Way to Get a Raise?. It’s possible to get a higher salary without taking anyone captive.
- Bloomberg – Rich Parents Agree: $63 Million Is Too Much Inheritance. Results of a survey of high net-worth individuals.
- NJ – Why Can’t America Have Great Trains? A Washington mystery.
- WSJ – Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future. Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids.
- WSJ – How to Save American Colleges. The Purdue president on freezing tuition, how to reduce student debt, and busting the accreditation cartel.
- WSJ – In Praise of the Teen Summer Job. From hauling bricks to delivering newspapers, traditional summer work taught generations of teens about life, labor and their place in the universe
- PI – An Interview with Brunello Cucinelli – Dubbed the “king of cashmere” by *The New Yorker*, Brunello Cucinelli is the founder of the eponymously named fashion house that is well-known for making luxury cashmere sweaters (and more than $450 million a year in revenues).
- Economist – Margrethe and the Bear. The European Union’s trustbuster turns her fire on Gazprom—marking a big change in European policy and the gas business.
- Economist – Super-connecting the world. The advance of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, latterly joined by Turkish Airlines, looks set to continue.
- WSJ – How Stores Know What You Want When You Shop. Apparel retailers collect and analyze customer behavior to decide on discounts, product placement and styles.
- NYTimes – Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft) Has a Far-Out Vision
- BI – 13 famous logos with hidden messages. Things aren’t always what they seem at first glance, and these logos prove it. Check out these 13 famous logos that you may not have realized actually have a hidden double meaning.
- Medium – Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars, Open Acres Of Public Space
- LA Mag – Behind the scenes with Pacquiao’s trainer
- The Atlantic – Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently. Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.
- NYP – Chinese builders erect 57-story skyscraper in 19 days. I can’t decide if this is scary or incredible.
- WSJ – This Desk Makes You Stand Up for Your Health. The Stir Kinetic M1 connected standing desk nudges you when it’s time to stretch your legs.
- WSJ – Which Pillow Helps Me Sleep Better? One sleep expert explains how to pick the right pillow for you