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The Week’s Best Reads – 11/10/17

Nov 10, 2017 | Fifteen on Friday

This week’s highlights: The Mighty Ducks, The End of The Personal Car, and Dave Chappelle’s D.C. Arts School.


Fifteen on Friday – 11/10/17 – Issue 261

Happy Friday –

It has been a busy but relatively quiet week here in Nashville.  Wednesday was Nashville’s time to shine again with the annual CMA Awards – including a phenomenal opening performance by Darius Rucker playing his 23-year old Hootie and the Blowfish hit, Hold My Hand, accompanied by a Who’s Who of Country Artists – an uplifting way to begin after the tragedy at the country music festival in Las Vegas.

Have a great weekend,


Food for Thought:

  1. NYT – I’m Rich, and That Makes Me AnxiousThe New York Times has a series of interesting articles out this week about wealth of which this is one.
  2. WashPo – Worried about racism’s impact on her biracial son, a mother looks at home schooling.  A look at a growing cohort of home school parents.
  3. Medium – Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule
  4. JamesBridle – Something is wrong on the internet A creepy analysis of the dark corners of Youtube for Kids and some of the disturbing content being produced there unbeknownst to parents.
  5. WashPo – The education of Dave Chappelle: How a D.C. arts school prepared him for stardom


  1. HBR – Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies Strategies are about choices.  Too many strategic plans are lists of goals, not choices.
  2. AN – Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye – Credit CM – ‘Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap’
  3. KI – “One of the Investment Greats” Explains His Portfolio Strategy  A Q&A with renowned investor Lou Simpson.
  4. ZH – Real Motive Behind Saudi Purge Emerges: $800 Billion In Confiscated Assets
  5. Stratechery – Apple at Its Best.  The history of Apple being doomed doesn’t necessarily repeat, but it does rhyme.


  1. Wired – What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About The Digital Future
  2. FS – Power Laws: How Nonlinear Relationships Amplify Results
  3. NYT – The Most Riveting Host in Late Night (and the Most Overlooked)
  4. AE – How to Beat Decision Fatigue: The Ultimate Guide – Credit BF – Lots of good stuff here.  A practical how-to from a lot of the concepts that Barry Schwatrz discussed in his Paradox of Choice.
  5. THN – Flying High At 25: An Oral History On The Making Of ‘The Mighty Ducks’The Mighty Ducks was the primary reason why I started playing ice hockey growing up.


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