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Issue 380 – 06/12/2020

Jun 12, 2020 | Fifteen on Friday

This week’s highlights: Brene Brown, Working in Japan, and a Peruvian Mystery

Issue 380

by David Wells – Nashville TN

Happy Friday –

It’s been a crazy week and day, so Fifteen on Friday is semi-abbreviated today.  My apologies. 

Content I wrote this week –

Food for Thought


  1. KLZ – Doing Business In Japan  A fascinating look at corporate cultural differences.
  2. Stratechery – Never-ending Niches
  3. Meb Faber – Danilo Santiago, Rational Investment Methodology, “The Market Will Tend To Overpay When Earnings Are Good And Underpay When The Company Gets In Some Kind Of Trouble” – I’ve been privileged to know Danilo for many years.  He’s one of the sharpest analysts I’ve encountered and always learn something when we speak.


  1. Bloomberg – A Green Megamansion Rises in South Florida  A billionaire is spending tens of millions of dollars to create his own environmentally friendly dream home.
  2. NatGeo – Massive 3,000-year-old ceremonial complex discovered in ‘plain sight’  An enormous pyramid-topped platform, unnoticed until detected with the help of lasers, is the oldest and largest structure in the Maya region.
  3. AOE – How Tower Cranes Build Themselves – I’ve always wondered how this works.
  4. BBC – The Ancient Peruvian Mystery Solved From Space  These puzzling holes in the arid valleys of southern Peru tell us there was once a flourishing, sophisticated society here.


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