The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

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We went out to eat with friends on Saturday night for the first time since lockdown and it was wonderful.  A balmy summer evening, the restaurant was busy, and it really felt as though life is returning to normal.  Our biggest threat from here on out is UK holidaymakers 😉.

“It seems paradoxical to suggest that things were more certain before something we hadn’t expected happened and upended our prior beliefs.”  Financial Markets Are No More Uncertain Today Than They Were Last Year  [ Joe Wiggins 4 min read]

“The pandemic is giving us a taste of what an end to growth might look like.  So, what lessons should we learn?”  What the pandemic teaches us about our priorities, our planet, and the degrowth movement  [ Tim Harford 3 min read]

“Evolution is the study of advantages.  Van Valen’s idea is simply that there are no permanent advantages.”  Keep Running!    [Morgan Housel 4 min read]

“…the first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is that you don’t know you’re a member.”  Know What You Don’t Know [ Sam Instone via Robin Powell 4 min read]

In a week when Tesla became the world’s most valuable car manufacturer… “And in other aspects, potentially more important ones, the traditional ice vendors are already years ahead.  Not only have they become expert at mass production of ice, they make some pretty good drinks too.  And they’ve built a worldwide distribution network that sells literally millions of their ice-cold drinks.” A New Ice Age?  [ Drew Dickson 2 min read]

Three countries which can be deemed a success in dealing with the pandemic: Germany.  South Korea.  Vietnam.  [Our World in Data Infographics]

Facebook lost $56 billion in market cap Friday afternoon.   All I can say is, about time.  [ Josh Brown 2 min read]

This post started with an idea that food calorie labels and screen time notifications have similar effects, minimal.”I love that Mike didn’t change the title of the post.   Calorie Labels, Screen-time Labels   [ Mike Dariano 2 min read]

And finally.  Dealing with children while taking part in a live TV interview (please do scroll down to the video with the male interviewee – the arrival of the baby is just wonderful) [1:14 video and 0:41 video]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend (and happy 4th July to US peeps!), I hope it’s a good one.