The Weekend Starts Here...

The Weekend Starts Here...

Of course, you know where I’m going to start this week 😉.  We Are Liverpool.  Champions of England

A Map Showing the Literal Meaning of Every Country’s Name [graphics]

We’d all like to think we’re not the type of person who just ‘follows the herd’.  But the need to ‘fit in’ is an immensely powerful one, as this video shows [3:42 video]

“We may be ashamed to admit it, but human nature is more at home in a crisis.”  [8 min read]

Pokémon Grandpa [1 min read]

Don’t write off the oldies just yet  [Drew Dickson 2 min read]

“It is hard to see an economy bounce back when so many people’s jobs depend on their children being safely supervised at school.”  It does seem a bit weird that most of society is re-opening in the UK, but re-opening schools has pretty much been relegated to the ‘too hard’ pile.  [4 min read]

Apparently there’s been a clandestine group of underground hairdressers operating during lockdown [6 min read]

Don’t allow political pollution to interfere with your investments. [Brendan Mullooly 2 min read]

Governments around the world took necessary, drastic measures at the start of the pandemic to protect their citizens’ jobs.  This might have long-lasting, unforeseen, consequences.  “It’s one thing if people think policymakers don’t have the tools to fight a recession.  But now that everyone knows how powerful the tools can be, no politician can say, “There’s nothing we could do.” They can only say, “We chose not to do it.””  Never The Same [Morgan Housel 3 min read] 

Innovation has always led to unintended consequences, even when you try to plan for the obvious eventualities. [Ben Carlson 4 min read]

Barcelona’s Opera House re-opened this week – with a performance played to a packed house of 2,292 plants [9:23 video]

And finally.  If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. [3:09 video]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.