The Weekend Starts Here...

The Weekend Starts Here...

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A bumper crop this week. Let’s face it, we need the distraction 😉

“Most people travel as an observer, and as a result, “see” a lot. When you travel as an active participant, the experience can transform the way you think, and how you see the world.”   How Travel Can Change The Way You Think  [Shane Parrish 5 min read]

“Cons work so widely because, in a sense, we want them to.”  We are all potential victims of the con artist.  [Tim Harford 3 min read]

In 1896, reduced church attendance was blamed on the bicycle.  [ Pessimists Archive 1 min read]

American business magnate, T. Boone Pickens died on 11th September. He left this piece of advice to be published after his death  [4 min read]

Financial mistakes are normal. The key is learning from them.”  [Barry Ritholtz 2 min read]

If you win the lottery, your neighbours are more likely to go bankrupt.  Yes, you read that right.  [Georgie Loxton 3 min read]

What amazed me about this list was the number of books that, if asked, I would not have said were published this century. Time flies.  The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century  [4 min read]

Ah, WeWork. What an utter shambles. WeWork Lessons That Apply To Lots of Stuff  [Morgan Housel 3 min read]

Also this: “If you wake up on a Casper mattress, hail a Lyft to get to your desk at WeWork, use DoorDash to order lunch to the office, hail another Lyft home, and have Uber Eats bring you dinner, you have spent your entire day interacting with companies that will collectively lose nearly $13 billion this year. Most have never announced, and may never achieve, a profit.”  [Derek Thompson 4 min read]

“Mirror funds, for the uninitiated, are a curious quirk of the UK asset management industry.”  Shocking.  [Robin Powell 3 min read]

BBC2 recently broadcast a fascinating documentary ‘An Octopus in My House’. This short excerpt shows what happened when she was asleep.  [1:48 video]

“Do you truly know the underlying risks of what you own?”  [Brian Portnoy & Alec Litowitz PDF document]

I found this a little spooky.  Full Metal Gymnast  [0:38 video]

5 Ways To Destroy Your Wealth  [Safal Niveshak 2 min read]

After reading this book (recommended by Jim O’Shaughnessy – brilliant), I was steered by Alex Riley to this podcast (‘Things I love about FinTwit #1,739 ). Fascinating and entertaining [Rory Sutherland 1:56 podcast]

I spent years being subjected to a constant stream of fund managers blathering on about how many company visits they and their team carried out each year. Guess what? It makes no difference. Are Company Visits Good or Bad?  [Drew Dickson 3 min read] 

And finally. Suffering from ‘Brexit Fatigue’? This might help to distract you for a couple of minutes [Gavin Buckingham Mind bending illusion]

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