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The Week’s Best Articles —  4/28/17 Edition

Apr 28, 2017 | Fifteen on Friday

This week’s highlights: Old millennials, the challenges of angel investing, and an architect who sketches home designs upside down.


Happy Marathon Weekend from Nashville

Nashville is packed with over 30,000 fit and semi-fit individuals busy readying themselves for Saturday’s marathon.  Kudos to MB for this map of the road closures expected on Saturday.

Food for Thought:

  1. BackChannel – Sheryl Sandberg’s Accidental Revolution.  How Sandberg’s grief became the catalyst for a new, emotionally honest management style at Facebook and beyond.
  2. NYMag – Don’t Call Me a Millennial — I’m an Old Millennial
  3. NYT – To Stay Married, Embrace Change.  Yet at some point in any long-term relationship, each partner is likely to evolve from the person we fell in love with into someone new — and not always into someone cuter or smarter or more fun.
  4. USNews – Charter and Magnet Schools Among Best in U.S. – Credit JE – School choice works – but keep in mind magnet schools screen students by aptitude – charters are true public schools that anyone can enroll in – regardless of aptitude.
  5. Tennessean – Final reappraisal: Nashville property values soar by record 37 percent


  1. FS – Just Say NO To Angel Investing – Credit SF – While angel investments may be fun to discuss at a cocktail party – the actual returns leave a lot to be desired.
  2. Bloomberg – Paul Tudor Jones Says U.S. Stocks Should ‘Terrify’ Janet Yellen
  3. WM – Generation One Liquid Alts: Three Problems  Performance, cost and consistency all contribute to liquid alts’ failure to meet promised diversification benefits.
  4. ZH – Marissa Mayer To Leave Yahoo With $186 Million From Verizon Deal – Who said failure doesn’t pay?
  5. TalksatGoogle – Jim O’Shaughnessy: “What Works on Wall Street” 


  1. 99PI – The Architect of Hollywood.  Architect Paul Williams completed thousands of projects during his lifetime across a broad range of styles.  For his client’s “To put them at ease, Williams would keep his distance, sitting across the table from them, and as he asked them what they wanted in their home,  he would draw preliminary sketches upside down, so they could see their vision evolve as he drew”
  2. LifeHacker – Doomsday Prep For Non-Paranoid People
  3. BI – The best-selling vehicle in every US state
  4. NYT – No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car.  This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.
  5. Medium – 15 Essential Skills They Don’t Teach You In College


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