The Weekend Starts Here...

The Weekend Starts Here...

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Back from our trip to Australia, during which I took the opportunity for a complete break from social media, I’ve been catching up with my reading this week.  Here’s the best of the bunch.

This first article is aimed at those of us who have no ‘boss’ to answer to – but I think its message holds good for anyone who works for a living. As an employee, for your own sense of personal growth and development, wouldn’t you also want to be working like the client is you in 2 years?  [David Cain 4 min read]

This next one is very short, but it blew my mind.  The compass and the map  [Seth Godin 1 min read]

And as Brendan Mullooly rightly points out, a financial plan is a compass, not a map  [Brendan Mullooly 3 min read]

“People born in the 1960s and 1970s may have more financial assets but millennials have the greatest asset of all — human capital.”  They also have one HUGE advantage previous generations didn’t have: LOW COSTS  [Ben Carlson 4 min read]

This one made the hairs on the back of my neck stick up. An ape learns how to use a smartphone  [0.56 video]

Real life investing is not as simple as charts and spreadsheets  [Michael Batnick 2 min read]

Investing in low cost index funds does NOT mean having to accept average returns. In fact, you can pretty much count on above-average returns.  [Robin Powell 3 min read]

Selfie deaths are the new shark attacks  [Barry Ritholtz 3 min read]

Everyone has to believe something and in the right circumstances they’ll believe anything.  [Morgan Housel 3 min read]

And finally.  This short video from the BBC’s new series ‘Earth from Space’ is incredible. Kung Fu from space  [2 min video]

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