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Issue 409 – 01/15/2021

Jan 15, 2021 | Fifteen on Friday

This week’s highlights: A New Media System, Ed Hyman, and 536 AD

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Issue 409

by David Wells – Nashville TN

Happy Friday –

It has been a busy and exciting week with the release of my first book (Amazon).  Just a quick note of gratitude to all of you for the well-wishes and many orders this week!  I hope you have a great weekend.

Original Content This Week –


Food for Thought

  • TKN – We Need a New Media System  News companies now clean world events like whalers, using every part of the animal, funneling different facts to different consumers based upon calculations about what will bring back the biggest engagement kick.
  • OV – The Problem with Deliberate Practice
  • TexasMonthly – No, Austin Won’t Become Silicon Valley 2.0  Attracting so many tech companies and workers from California isn’t going to transform the city into another San Francisco—for both the better and worse.
  • VanityFair – The Oracle of Britney  In 2008, Britney Spears’s dad took legal control over her life. Now the pop star is trying to wrest it back—and the #FreeBritney movement wants to help.


  • Permanent Equity – 2020 Annual Letter – Lemons and Mixology – Brent Beshore’s annual letter is always enjoyable
  • II – The Unbeatable Ed Hyman  For four decades, Ed Hyman has been unrivaled among Wall Street economists. Is his reign nearing its end?
  • Oaktree – Something of Value  Howard Marks on the on-going meaningfulness of ‘value’ vs. ‘growth’ as an investing construct.
  • Marketwatch – Mark Cuban pledges to sell this $225 medication for $20  The company says it will make cheaper versions of pricey generic drugs. Pledging “radical transparency,” the company said it will disclose its costs to manufacture, distribute and market its drugs to pharmacies and add a 15% margin for it wholesale price.

Culture / Tech / Science

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.


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