This week’s highlights: Chronic Pain, Local Papers, and No Bones Days
Original Content this week:
- Linearity and Liminality Families of wealth are full of liminal spaces – family/business, current gen/rising gen, client/advisor, liquidity events, etc. As such, we must be on guard to manage the appeal of bringing straight forward linear thinking into circumstances that are anything but that.
Food for Thought
- WashPo – Chronic pain is surprisingly treatable — when patients focus on the brain. This is fascinating
- Today – Meet Noodle, the pug who predicts what kind of day you will have – Credit MW – A 13-year-old pug named Noodle has gone viral predicting what kind of day is ahead by whether he flops over when he wakes up in the morning: Is it a “bones” or “no bones” day?
- Esquire – The Idris Elba Effect. The coolest man on the planet won’t be shaken from his master plan. But after a bruising 18 months, the multitalented Englishman, who acts, deejays, and podcasts, and this month stars in the all-Black Western, The Harder They Fall, wants to clear up a few things.
- DallasMag – My Father, the Hitman. Doc Dolan was connected to the JFK assassination and some of Benny Binion’s bloodier work. When I was a kid, he pulled a con on me that I’m still struggling to understand.
- Vox – The problem with America’s semi-rich. America’s upper-middle class works more, optimizes their kids, and is miserable.
- WSJ – Some Investors Find Stability in SPACs. Mania for blank-check companies and subsequent selloff has created what some see as an alternative to short-term bonds
- Forbes – Meet Ramzi Musallam, Wall Street’s Top-Secret Billionaire Investor. For most financiers, “government” is a four-letter word. But private equity billionaire Ramzi Musallam has turned tragedy into a Forbes 400 fortune by distilling the motivations of the largest player in the global economy.
- TheAtlantic – What We Lost When Gannett Came to Town We don’t often talk about how a paper’s collapse makes people feel: less connected, more alone.
- Politico – World’s largest companies to pay more under global tax overhaul
- PC – Why I Prefer to Think of Stocks as Bonds
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- NYP – Couple shocked to find Chihuahua hiding in luggage before flight to Las Vegas
- WashPo – How South Carolina’s Kiawah Island strikes a balance between tourism and conservation
- Telegraph – Jeremy Clarkson ‘did more for farmers in one TV series than Countryfile managed in 30 years’
- RH – The Dog Will See You Know. What if a trained dog was as good or better than a PCR test for COVID?
- FR – Why Microsoft’s $21 Billion IVAS XR Contract With The U.S. Army Is A Much Bigger Deal Than Meets The Eye
Last Week’s Most Popular
- CG – The Good Life, According to Data
- Eater – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: The Full List of Winners
- WashPo – Here are 9 home maintenance tasks for your October to-do list
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