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Issue 348 – 09/27/19

Sep 27, 2019 | Fifteen on Friday

This week’s highlights: Insomnia, WeWork and Fire Lookouts

Issue 348

by David Wells – Nashville TN
Happy Friday Everyone,

I traveled most of the week for work.  As such, Fifteen on Friday this week is an abbreviated edition, with only five articles.  We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.



Food for Thought:

Top Read of the Week:  Guardian – How I Finally Learned to Sleep 

Why It Matters:  “For decades, Kate Edgley struggled with insomnia. She tried everything, but nothing seemed to work…Here, she reveals the terrible toll it took on her life – and how she eventually realized her dreams.”

Consider as well:

  1. NYT – The Slow-Burning Success of Disney’s Bob Iger – I had the chance to meet a Disney board member in June who said that Bob Iger was the single greatest leader he had ever encountered.
  2. Forbes – Billionaire Mohamed Mansour On How To Survive The Politics of Envy.  When his father’s wealth was “nationalized” billionaire Mohamed Mansour, tightened his belt and went to work serving slices in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  3. QZ – The fall of Adam Neumann is the logical endpoint of Silicon Valley’s unicorn bubble
  4. NPR – A Fire Lookout On What’s Lost In A Transition To Technology Can you see it? The fire in the photo above? A single tree burning doesn’t put up much smoke.


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