This week’s highlights: Productivity, Amazon, and Startup Success
by David Wells – Nashville TN
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year –
This is it – the final Fifteen on Friday for 2020! It is abbreviated given the short work week.
Original Content This Week –
- First – I was on my friend, Brian Adam’s great new podcast, Colloquium. That interview was released last week – you can find here or in the Apple Podcast app.
- Second – I hosted a webinar last week. After a year like 2020, how should you begin to think about the future and your potential new normal? The place to begin is with 2 problems underlying how humans approach and manage change. Replay and slides are here
Best wishes for your holidays – may they be merry and bright. Fingers crossed for a substantively better 2021!
Food for Thought
- IWT – Productivity advice for the weird
- NewYorker – Slack Is the Right Tool for the Wrong Way to Work
- NYT – An Oral History of the World’s Biggest Coupon Bed Bath & Beyond’s plus-size mailer, known as Big Blue, has made it to TV, eBay, even a mobster’s kitchen drawer. “The poor mailmen,” the company’s former marketing V.P. said, “what we did to them.”
- Mark Brooks – 100 Thoughts on Managing People
- Marketplaces Year in Review Amazing charts on Amazon in here
- Caltech – Interview with Charlie Munger
- AQR- A Gut Punch The continued woes of value investing…
Culture / Tech / Science
- First Round Review – Fresh Off IPO, Upstart’s CEO Shares Why the Startup Isn’t a Typical Success Story
- Bloomberg – How Medela Lost Moms The company invented the modern breast pump and led the cultural shift that made its use ubiquitous. Today’s mothers don’t seem impressed.
- Axios – Why one startup CEO lets employees cash out every year
My Forthcoming Book:
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living, on January 12, 2021.
However wealth arrives – whether made or inherited, it can be a disorienting and worrying experience. When Anything is Possible is meant to be a guidebook about how to engage thoughtfully and strategically with 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.
If you are interested in learning more, visit here and download a free chapter.