This week’s highlights: Prepping for the apocalypse, Sheep and the end of abundance
Happy Friday everyone –
A momentous week with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. As I told my wife last night, she may not have been my queen, but I have an imminent amount of respect and admiration for her dedicated service to her country.
I thought the Tweet below from a friend well stated my sentiments. “When a sovereign is virtuous & rules as a servant of the people, a source of comfort & hope, there is no greater system of government & no greater witness to the true King who lives & reigns forever. For this reason, I love Queen Elizabeth II. Well done. Rest in peace & glory” (Pastor @Derekradney)
Original Content This Week:
- Could King Lear Help Your Family Transition Power Better? King Lear offers a timeless reflection on the transition of power within families. – This was published on Tuesday – auspicious timing
- Taking Photos Steal From Us The Memories That Matter. Images allow the taker a limited way to hold on to a single grain of sand in the hourglass of a life. But how often do we go back and view these images we have captured?
Food for Thought
- Guardian – The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse
- TexasMonthly – The Unlikely Rise of Slim Pickins, the First Black-Owned Outdoors Retailer in the Country – Great story
- NYT – When Weird Al Yankovic Met Daniel Radcliffe, Things Got … Well, You Know. For their decidedly nonfactual rock biopic, the pop-music parodist and the “Harry Potter” star found themselves on the same wavelength.
- WSJ – First They Purchased a House. Then They Bought Up the Entire Town. Someone decided to take Schitts Creek a little too literally
Business and Markets
- TheMarket – The Period of Abundance Is Over. Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine, worries that the Federal Reserve is overreacting in the fight against inflation. He expects a severe slowdown of the economy and says how investors can navigate today’s challenging market environment. A conversation with the Bond King.
- TheAtlantic – Yeti Coolers Are Luxury Goods for Bros
- InvestLikeTheBest – The Business of Gaming. Mitch Lasky is a partner at Benchmark. We cover the most important features of the modern gaming business model, how platforms like Twitch and Discord have re-shaped the industry, and what to look for when investing in gaming businesses.
Science, Technology, and Culture
- WSJ – Sheep Are the Solar Industry’s Lawn Mowers of Choice
- BBC – Why it’s time to talk about poo. The nutrients in human waste are drifting into our oceans and landfills instead of back into soils. But there are much better uses for human poo than flushing it down the drain
- Science – ‘Ridiculously Detailed’ New Image of The Moon Is a Masterpiece of Space Photography
- FastCo – Can we finally kill off cheap, disposable conference swag? The pandemic slowed down the $64 billion swag industry. Conferences are back, but do the cheap water bottles and stress balls need to come back with them?
- Does how you handle your wealth actually align with what you care most about in the world?
- Do you feel like you are pro-active and intentional with your financial affairs or entirely reactive to a busy world?
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