Outside the Cave – The Blog:
A friendly FYI – In addition to the weekly email, we also publish a blog at www.outsidethecave.com. You can also find each week’s list of top articles there. This week, we published two original pieces:
- Your Best 2016 Starts in 2015 – Thoughts on Annual Planning – What if there were a better way to achieve your goals than making New Year’s Resolutions?
- Go, No-Go – Making the Decision – The Investment Process – Part 3 – Analysis. Part 3 of our deep dive analysis into the process of making investment decisions.
Also for you non-philosophy majors, click on the ‘About’ tab to understand the back story behind the name Outside the Cave.
Food for Thought:
- Medium – Stop Asking Me About Your Personal Brand, and Start Doing Some Work.
- NYTimes – Alabama Is Rolling in Cash, With Tide Lifting All Boats – Credit SF – Over the past decade, the success of Alabama’s football program has become a powerful engine for the university’s economic and academic growth.
- FastCo – Life with My Robot Secretary. I lived with an AI assistant for a month and never before have I felt like such a boss.
- Wired – The Tech Elite’s Quest to Reinvent School in Its Own Image
- MMM – Three Investments with an Instant Guaranteed Return. How can fanciness and frugality both exist at the same time?
- LATimes – Bad Boy For Life: A look back at the rap empire Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs built
- WSJ – Boy Scouts Search for a New Path. Now is not the time for the Boy Scouts of America to recede from its long-standing national role.
- WSJ – Carolina Herrera on Selfie Etiquette and Airport Style. We should all aspire to age with half the grace and wit of the famed designer.
- FastCo – Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan for the Future. Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.
- McKinsey – The power of pricing. An older piece by the storied consultancy about why it is so dangerous to play games with pricing.
- Marketwatch – Help! My short position got crushed, and now I owe E-Trade $106,445.56
- NYTimes – Saks Is Shaking Off Retail Gloom With a Fifth Avenue Face-Lift
- WSJ – The Netflix Problem: Which Media Company Will Solve It?. Industry finally is facing up to the fact that Netflix has hurt business, but the companies now have to do something about it.
- NatGeo – The New New York Skyline – Credit DH – Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.
- Wired – How Instagram Solved its Justin Bieber Problem
- BI – These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet
- WSJ – In L.A., One Way to Beat Traffic Runs Into Backlash. Popular Waze app sends drivers to side street, riling residents.
- GQ – Why I Cut My Man Bun. Hopefully this silly craze is over.