This week’s highlights: Great Work, Temperature Taking, and the Steve Jobs’ Loophole
Hope you have a wonderful summer’s weekend!
For this week’s original content, I am continuing my series on governance. Since joining student government in 9th grade, I have seemingly been doing governance work for my entire adult life. Over the course of time, I have been fortunate to serve in a governance role for a wide variety of organizational types – non-profits, professional peer groups, and even several private companies.
I’ve read many of the books on good governance, completed training classes, and even attended governance focused conferences. Across all that, what I’ve learned is that talking about governance is hard.
This week, I explore the different roles of the Board and Management in Great Benefits Arise When Management and Board Know Their Role
- Paul Graham – How to do Great Work – This is an excellent piece and worth spending some time chewing on it – If you collected lists of techniques for doing great work in a lot of different fields, what would the intersection look like?
- Nautilus – The Kekulé Problem. In the sole nonfiction essay that the late Cormac McCarthy ever wrote, he explores the question of Where did language come from?
- RH – It Always Takes Longer Than You Expect (Even When You Take This Into Account)
- WSJ – Oppenheimer Exploded the Bomb. Cillian Murphy Cracked Open His Mind. How the star of Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster made the interior life of a tortured scientist work on an IMAX screen
Business & Markets
- Oaktree – Taking the Temperature – Howard Marks reflects on the preconditions required for making successful market calls
- TP – Why is LinkedIN so cringe?
- PY – Why Shopify Elevated the Non-Manager Career Path and Ditched Meetings – and is now showing the estimated cost of having people attend a meeting.
- Invest Like – Building Thrive Capital. Josh Kushner is the founder and managing partner of venture firm, Thrive Capital. We cover Thrive’s origin story and early investments, why investing in raw potential is important, and what it’s like to wear the hats of both founder and builder at the same time.
- Stratechery – Threads and the Social/Communications Map. Have you heard – Facebook is putting the screws to Elon by launching their own Twitter. Will it work?
- Jalopnik – Dealers Now Have Nearly Two Million New Cars Sitting On Their Lots
- WSJ – Tom Cruise’s Running Form Is Famous. But Is It Good? Coaches say the movie star’s idiosyncratic stride is characteristic of an elite sprinter and that his estimated times rival those of high-school track stars
- Art of Non-Conformity – Feeling Embarrassed Is Part of Traveling
- Autoweek – California Closes ’Steve Jobs Loophole’ For License Plates; Temp Plates Required Beginning January 2019. The law came to be associated with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who realized that if you wanted to do without the clutter of license plates — and isn’t a plate-free bumper the automotive equivalent of a clean black turtleneck? — all you had to do was get a new car every six months.
- WSJ – Everything Is Bigger in Texas. Except This Buc-ee’s. Locals hope the remote spot will gain a cult following worthy of its name
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- Do you feel like you are pro-active and intentional with your financial affairs or entirely reactive to a busy world?
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