19 Nov The Weekend Starts Here....
A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks – most of it good news (IMHO), for a change 😉
I learned a new word this week: ‘Acedia’ – the medieval term for the vice of listlessness, apathy, and a general incapacity to do what one ought to do. I tend to find I start to suffer from this whenever I read anything about Trump, Brexit, or Dominic Cummings. It is, of course, self-inflicted although being 100% aware of that fact hasn’t stopped me yet. Things did sink to a new low this week though, on reading that Kent may soon become ‘the toilet of England’ [The Guardian 3 min read]
After what happened in 2016, it seemed impossible that the polls would be just as wrong in 2020, and yet… I had thought that this was in large part down to people simply not telling the truth in polls, but it turns out it’s not as simple that [Tim Harford 3 min read]
Undoubtedly the best thing I read this week. The Big Lessons From History [Morgan Housel 10 min read]
The 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Exploding Whale. You’re welcome 😊 [Kottke 3:25 video]
Some great advice in this next one. More [Tim Mullooly 3 min read]
And a pony at your birthday party [Seth Godin 0:30 read]
“Dear Valued Client…” [Robin Powell 4 min read]
And finally. I said we’d had a lot of good news recently (100% staged exit, yes?) [0:25 video]
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.