This week’s highlights: Office Culture, Coaching, and Suitcases
by David Wells – Nashville TN
It has been a sad week as our our beloved pug, Holly, passed away on Wednesday from cancer. It was graciously, though surprisingly, a rapid decline over the last few weeks. As someone who didn’t grow up with dogs, Holly was a first. Not having been a dog person previously, it has been eye-opening to reflect on our past almost 11 years with her. In that, I am struck by a comment that author Paul David Tripp made when he said that “life progresses not in three or four huge moments, but in ten thousand little moments of change…we all live our lives in the utterly mundane.”
While our loss is still fresh, what is becoming quickly clear is that the great gift that a pet brings is companionship in that mundanity. Who knew one could derive enjoyment from a small heel-side presence while washing the dishes, bringing in the groceries, etc. etc.
Food for Thought
- AD – What We Lose With the End of Office Culture – Credit SG – “The evolution of conventional work life won’t come without some cost”
- Popular Mechanics – Pentagon Has ‘Off-World Vehicles Not Made on This Earth’ Apparently this is a real announcement – “Bombshell: The government’s once-clandestine UFO program will reveal findings on unexplained materials and crashes.”
- NYT – My House Has Not Kept Up With the Pandemic We’re home all the time, but since no one is ever coming over, is there really any reason to tidy up?
- AWCS – How the U.S. Consumer Became the Most Resilient Force in the Economy
- II – The Most Overlooked Career Hack What coaching costs, how it works, and who’s getting it in asset management.
- NYT – Tech Is About Power. And These Four Moguls Have Too Much of It. A congressional hearing on Monday should address this imbalance.
- Zero Hedge – Goldman Spots A Historic Inversion In The Market Since then, options trading by retail investors has exploded and according to a follow up from Goldman, which has spotted an unprecedented market inversion, for the first time ever, the volume of option trades surpassed that of ordinary shares! Translation: the derivative is now more liquid and popular than the actual underlying.
- BusinessWeek – Private Equity’s Biggest Critic Sounds Off With His Final Warning University of Oxford’s Ludovic Phalippou contends the high-fee industry doesn’t outperform publicly traded stocks.
- Afar – Please Don’t Put Your Suitcase on the Bed, Ever The real reason there’s a luggage rack in your hotel room.
- Engadget – Watch the drifting power of Ford’s 1,400 horsepower Mustang Mach-E
- HBR – 3 Things Virtual Meetings Offer That In-Person Ones Don’t