This week’s highlights: Monster Trucks, Soap, and Sea Planes
Back to school and back in action here at Fifteen on Friday
One thing to highlight is tomorrow’s Leagues Cup match between Nashville SC and and Inter Miami. Here’s the rundown:
- What? Leagues Cup is a international competition between professional soccer teams in the MLS (US & Canada) and Liga MX (Mexico)
- Who? Nashville SC vs. Miami – the new home of the soccer GOAT Lionel Messi. Messi has almost single handedly reversed the fortunes of the Miami team…
- When? Saturday at 8PM CT
- Why? For the Nashvillian’s on the distribution list – No Nashville professional sports team has ever won a championship. This is a big deal for the city – and for Nashville SC which only joined the MLS in 2020.
- The Free Press – Home Is Where the Revolution Is. A growing number of Americans are rejecting processed foods and living off the land. Olivia Reingold meets the homesteaders who say ‘things mean more when you have less.’
- NewYorker – When Trucks Fly – Credit MA – Monster-truck tires are at least sixty-six inches high—the height of the average American. When the trucks leap fifty feet in the air, a crowd’s reaction is almost religious.
- WSJ – Colleges Spend Like There’s No Tomorrow. ‘These Places Are Just Devouring Money.’ Students foot the bill for flagship state universities that pour money into new buildings and programs with little pushback
- Bustle – Here’s What It’s Like To Not Have An Internal Monologue
- Insider – University of Chicago agrees to pay $13.5 million to students after being accused of participating in a ‘price-fixing cartel’ with other prestigious schools to limit financial aid
Business & Markets
- WSJ – A Soap Maker Cracks the Code to ‘Made in America’ Bath & Body Works persuaded companies throughout its supply chain to move to an Ohio city near its headquarters
- Reuters – Tesla created secret team to suppress thousands of driving range complaints
- NYMag – Is David Solomon Too Big a Jerk to Run Goldman Sachs? Inside a banking mutiny
- Invest Like the Best – Chris Paik – Venture Investing Frameworks. Chris Paik is a General Partner at Pace Capital. We cover his frameworks for investing in technological change, the state of consumer investing and social content platforms today, and how to think about value creation and capture in businesses.
- Horizon Research – Art Dealers: The Other Vincent van Gogh. A fascinating deep dive into the impact of holding an asset and its long-term return through the eyes of the art world.
- InsideHook – How Rancourt Built America’s Next Great Heritage Brand. Inside the family business that saved itself from offshoring, weathered a pandemic and continues to make moccasins the old-fashioned Maine way
- TheGuardian – 12,795 possessions! Meet the woman who photographed every single thing she owns
- RollingStone – ‘I Didn’t Kill My Wife!’ — An Oral History of ‘The Fugitive’. There was no finished script or even an ending and a key cast member became fatally ill during the production. Three decades after the release of the landmark Hollywood thriller, the cast and crew look back at the film’s chaotic creation and reflect on the legacy of the instant classic that almost fell apart
- WSJ – There’s a Faster Boston-NYC Trip. You Just Have to Land on Water. Old-fashioned seaplane service offers fliers the chance to reach city centers—and with a memorable landing alongside the skyline—for those willing to spend
- CNBC – At 101 years old, I’m the ‘world’s oldest practicing doctor’: My No. 1 rule for keeping your brain sharp
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