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Issue 364 – 02/14/2020

Feb 14, 2020 | Fifteen on Friday

The Nuclear Family, Board Membership, and Fake Photos

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Issue 364

by David Wells – Nashville TN

From the Editor
Happy Friday,

This week got ahead of me and I didn’t get much writing done, so nothing original to share.

If you can only read one piece this week – read David Brooks’ piece below about the nuclear family.  Well worth your time

All the best,


Food for Thought

  • TheAtlantic – The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake  The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together.
  • Wired – Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Lost Notebook  In the early days of Facebook, Zuck kept his plans for world domination in handwritten journals. He destroyed them. But a few revealing pages survived.
  • GatesFoundation – Why we swing for the fences  Twenty years after starting our foundation, we’re just as optimistic about the power of innovation to drive progress.
  • DallasMoms – Most of Your Stuff Is Worthless :: 3 Things You Should Be Doing NOW to Reduce What You Own Most of the stuff in your house is worthless. From china, china cabinets, crystal goblets, silver tea sets, pianos, and collectible figurines like Hummels, to grandfather clocks and real pieces of craftsmanship furniture. Why? Baby boomers have glutted the market with their castoffs, and millennials, the next generation of buyers, don’t want it.


  • TechCrunch – The Art of Board Membership  The nature of the startup and stage of the company define ‘value-added’ as a director
  • II – Asset Manager BS – Decoded – A handy translation guide to sales jargon – some favorites – We have a bottom-up approach = We have no idea what markets are going to do…We have a top-down process = We think we know what markets will do but really who does?
  • HBR – The Era of Antisocial Social Media  Specifically, when you look at who is — and more importantly, who is not — driving the growth and popularity of social platforms, a key demographic appears to be somewhat in retreat: young people.



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