This week’s highlights: The Perils of Free Speech, private aircraft, and what makes Britain British.
Fifteen on Friday – 09/15/17 – Issue 253
Food for Thought:
- BI – A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education
- Vulture – In Conversation: John Cleese. The comedy legend on Monty Python’s legacy, political correctness, and the funniest joke he ever told.
- AP – Attacked in bed, safe a few feet away: Cuba mystery deepens – Credit JC – AP has learned that so-called health attacks in Havana indicate some of the incidents were confined to specific rooms or even parts of rooms with laser-like specificity, baffling U.S. officials who say the facts and the physics don’t add up.
- Economist – Arguments over free speech on campus are not left v right. As Reed College in Oregon shows, left v left clashes can be equally vitriolic
- BecMin – “Does It Spark Joy?” Is the Wrong Decluttering Question
- NYT – As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
- ChemarkCap – Airkrafts. It’s not about cutting all costs in business, it’s about dramatically reducing the non-strategic costs, so you can powerfully invest in the strategic ones.
- Kitces – Predicting Wealth Building Behavior
- FastCo – This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry. In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year–and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world
- GI – Avoiding the Family Business Wealth Evaporation Trap
- TechCrunch – Why the iPhone X is the new iPhone you’ll want now
- Economist – To understand Britain, read its spy novels. The nature of the establishment, the agonies of decline, the complicated tug of patriotism: spy novels explore what makes Britain British
- QZ – The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.
- USN – Ford Self-Driving Test Van ‘Talks’ to Pedestrians Via Light Signals
- AOM – A Man’s Guide to Dressing Sharp and Casual in His 50s