Food for Thought:
- New Yorker – The Really Big One. An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
- Wired – Boy, Interrupted. This is Sam. He’s my son. His epilepsy caused him to have up to 100 seizures a day. After seven years we were out of options. Our last hope: an untested, unproven treatment. The only problem? It was illegal.
- Politico – ‘You’re Not Going to Give Up’ In Washington, D.C., charter schools offer an unorthodox education in grit and perseverance.
- NYTimes – You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What? Carlos and Roby are two ex-convicts with a simple mission: picking up inmates on the day they’re released from prison and guiding them through a changed world.
- NYTimes – Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?. ISIS and other extremist movements across the region are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians, with no aid in sight
- NYTimes – The Singular Mind of Terry Tao. A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.
- WSJ – Do You Know What Your Time Is Really Worth? New online tools help people value an hour; the time vs. money trade-off.
- NYTimes – How Hip-Hop Is Becoming the Oldies. Why classic mid-90s rap is the fast growing type of radio stations.
- Slate – This Video Analysis of Looney Tunes Characters Will Make You Think About Them Differently
- JN – John Malone and His Cable/Media Empire. If you have never studied Malone, whose record easily rivals Buffett’s, start here.
- WSJ – At 78, Scientist Is Starting a Hedge Fund. ‘Quant’ hedge fund would be launched later this year.
- WSJ – Giant Hedge Fund Bridgewater Flips View on China: ‘No Safe Places to Invest’ Investment firm warns that recent stock gyrations will have broad, negative repercussions.
- Reuters – Blackstone champions hedge funds for the little guy
- NC – Cleveland Wants to Make Sure the Next Wright Brothers Come From the Rust Belt. Midwestern cities are connecting their manufacturing past with tomorrow’s next big tech invention.
- Barrons – Overpaying for Financial Advice. A study reveals that 13% of decamillionaires pay over 1% for their financial advisor. That’s too much.
- Wired – After 98 years, Chuck Taylors finally get some cushioning.
- Rolling Stone – The Rise of Deadmau5. This is a little dated, but an interesting look at the rise of EDM.
- WSJ – The Buzz About Motors in Cycling. In professional road racing, illegal ‘moto-doping’ has been a gossipy topic inside the elite peloton for several seasons.
- Guardian – Fabio: confessions of the original male supermodel. Before Zoolander, David Gandy and Insta-fame, there was only one male model worth knowing: Fabio Lanzoni, a man with flowing blond locks and a jaw as square as a packet of ham. Now 56, he talks about setting a new industry standard and shares his life lessons.
- MW – How the money from the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ is actually being spent
- WSJ – The Magic of Tidying Up—Digitally. Applying Marie Kondo’s organizing philosophy to the smartphone
- WSJ – The Smartest Way to Take a Vacation. Scientists study how to get the most benefits in health and well-being from a getaway.
- Popular Mechanics – If You Think Landing Is the Hardest Part of Learning to Fly, You’re Right