This week’s highlights: Bobos in Paradise, DCF Models, and Rickrolling
Hope you have a great weekend
Food for Thought
- TheAtlantic – Reconsidering Bobos in Paradise. The creative class was supposed to foster progressive values and economic growth. Instead we got resentment, alienation, and endless political dysfunction.
- Veritasium – The Biggest Myth in Education. The idea of an individual learning style sounds appealing, the problem is proving that they actually exist.
- GMO – INFLATION – TALL TALES AND TRUE CAUSES. Inflation is affecting everyone these days, here is one view on the current climate
- PCD – Good Directors Should Ask a Lot of Questions
- Forbes – Inside The Coronavirus Haul Of A Wall Street Whiz Kid – I don’t always agree with Dan Rasmussen but I appreciate anyone who is willing to constantly push on whatever is accepted as conventional wisdom.
- MebFaver – Journey to 100x. Meb offers a deep-dive look at his experience in angel investing.
- II – Everyone Wants Access to a New Private Asset Class. Here’s How Apollo Helped Create One. Apollo has grown its hybrid value strategy, a cross between debt and equity, to $13 billion in three years. That’s because companies can get a lot of what private equity offers, without giving up control.
- MS – Everything is a DCF Model – Michael Mauboussin has contributed as much to investment thinking as Ben Graham did 90 years ago.
- JPM – Q2 – Guide to Alternatives. A ton of interesting data in this deck
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- NYP – Metabolism doesn’t slow down in middle age, shocking new study reveals
- MF – All Hail the Rickroll: Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” Music Video Hits 1 Billion YouTube Views
- Jalopnik – Why Did Americans Buy So Many Oldsmobile Cutlasses?
- Hodinkee – Five Minutes With … Jimmy Chin. There are few people as effortlessly cool as Jimmy Chin.
- GolfWRX – My LPGA Inspired Bag – What if the key to better golf performance lies in the bag make up of LPGA stars – less hard to hit long irons, more use of hybrids & 5/7/9 woods.
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