This week’s highlights: College, Inflation, and Aerodynamics
Hope you have a great weekend – and a happy Spring Break to all the Nashville readers.
Food for Tood for Thought
- ScottGalloway – College Town. College is a lubricant of social mobility, a vaccine against a creeping caste system, and a key that unlocks the American dream. Yet over the past 40 years, it’s become more difficult to access and more expensive, staying more the “same” (i.e., stale) than nearly any offering.
- CNBC – It seems like a lot of you are cheating at Wordle: Study
- WSJ – All My Millennial Friends Are Rethinking Their Lives. Maybe I Should, Too
- TC – How to responsibly donate to Ukrainian causes – Credit DY –
- Tennessean – Meet Marcus Whitney, a healthcare disrupter who could make Nashville a truly international city – Great profile – A waiter who taught himself coding, the millionaire has launched tech companies, a pro soccer team and one scathing critique against the healthcare industry he’s helping grow
Business and Markets
- WSJ – Will Inflation Stay High for Decades? One Influential Economist Says Yes. – Credit ML – Charles Goodhart sees an era of inexpensive labor giving way to years of worker shortages—and higher prices. Central bankers around the world are listening.
- II – Can Goldman Sachs Straddle Wall Street and Main Street? David Solomon has spent the last three years building up Goldman’s consumer and wealth management businesses —but the bank still can’t shake its high-finance reputation.
- Bloomberg – The Bond King’s Genius Was No Match for His Ego. In an excerpt from her new book, Mary Childs, the co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, takes a close look at the rise and fall of billionaire investor Bill Gross.
Science, Technology, and Culture
- GolfDigest – Players 2022: If you think TPC Sawgrass is hard for pros, wait till you see the stats for average golfers
- GQ – The One-Legged Snowboarder Who Built an Ingenious Prosthetic for Himself—and His Opponents
- The rest of this section is a bit race-heavy this weekend. That said, the first F1 race for 2022 is basically a week out, and judging by conversations with a lot of folks, interest is only growing. Check out Season 4 of Drive to Survive which drops today on Netflix.Autosport – The university project that Newey’s F1 rivals should not forget. Red Bull’s chief designer’s college thesis 40 years ago may prove critical to understanding the aerodynamics for the design of the 2022 F1 cars.
- Formula 1 – What We Learned On Day 1 In Bahrain
- DHH – Back to Le Mans. “But then snap, the brain acclimates, and after four hours of pounding around the Portimão track in the Portuguese sun, the world had once again been completely isolated to outside the cockpit, the flow state was constant, and the smile couldn’t be wider.”
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
The book is about how we shift from focusing on the things we want to avoid, to the things we want to accomplish with our wealth. Doing so requires a person to articulate 3 key items – Wealth Structure, Wealth Identity and ultimately a Wealth Strategy. The book walks through each of these items in great depth, and guides the reader through a process to develop each.
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