This week’s highlights: James Cameron, Avoiding Conflict, and Commercial Real Estate
Happy Friday everyone –
9 days to go…hope you aren’t facing the malls this weekend!
- 3 Thought Provoking Charts – If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are three that will get you thinking.
- A Lack Boundary Lines Make Family Offices Complicated. Often we describe something best by describing what it is not…But what are we to do with organizations that don’t have those helpful boundary lines?
Topic of the Week
- WSJ – The ‘Suicide’ of the Liberal Arts. Relativism gets a bum rap, this veteran academic says. The pursuit of credentials and specialization was a lot more harmful.
- GQ – The Return of James Cameron, Box Office King. It’s been 13 years since James Cameron released Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now, the director is back with a deeply personal sequel—and the reasonable expectation that it could be the biggest thing he’s done yet.
- WSJ – The Five-Year Engineering Feat Germany Pulled Off in Months. Europe is racing to build natural-gas facilities to keep its economy afloat; ‘It’s a battle’
- HBR – Avoiding Conflict Will Only Hurt Your Family Business – Not just for families with businesses…
- CNN – Secrets of ‘SuperAgers’ who possess brains as sharp as people 20 to 30 years younger
Other Great Reads
- WSJ – Couples Who Combine Finances Are Happier. So Why Don’t More Do It? Joint bank accounts have risks that hold many partners back
- Invest Like the Best – Bill Lenehan – Investing in Commercial Real Estate. Bill Lenehan is the CEO of Four Corners Property Trust. We cover the impact of trends such as COVID and climate change on commercial real estate, how rising rates are influencing its return profile, and how retailers are adapting to rising costs in today’s economy.
- TheAtlantic – Crypto Was Always Smoke and Mirrors. The fall of FTX shocked everyone. Except this guy.
- AyoPhillips – So you really want to own a business? What happens after the deal is closed…
- Slate – I Knew You Were Trouble When I Logged In. Taylor Swift fans are convinced a ticket sale screwed them over. Our data analysis suggests they’re right.
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