04 Oct The Weekend Starts Here...
Solvitur ambulando. How this short Latin phrase can help you to better manage your problems [2 min read]
WeWork. What a complete disaster. The best coverage I have read on the whole sorry saga has come from Professor Scott Galloway, Professor at NYU Stern Business School. His latest interview on the subject highlights two key takeaways for me: firstly, markets work. Retail investors were protected from what could have been a horrendous IPO. Secondly, thousands of ordinary, hardworking people are going to lose their jobs through no fault of their own. 😔 At What Point Does Malfeasance Become Fraud? (warning, language) [5 min read]
We frequently ask our clients how we’re doing, whether there are things we should (or shouldn’t) be doing etc. We don’t do this so that we can receive a pat on the back (though that’s always nice 😉), it’s because we know that it’s all too easy to assume that ‘we know best’. The feedback we receive is priceless. 9 Reasons Why Making Assumptions is Dangerous [6 min read]
If you have ever been the victim of a holiday car hire’s ‘hidden extras’, this one’s for you (this has happened to me several times – I found myself getting angry just reading about it!). The curious economics of being ripped off on holiday [Tim Harford 3 min read]
At the risk of depressing some of you…. If you aren’t rich by 45, you might as well give up [via Abnormal Returns 1 min read]
This one got the grey cells whirring. Even if it’s not a successful long-term strategy (or even his strategy at all), is it one that would be considered ethical even to try? 🤔 Boris Johnson, Shady SEO Master? [2 min read]
“One of the reasons why money decisions can drive us (crazy) is status anxiety.” [Tadas Viskanta 2 min read]
“The global portfolio did not score you the best result over the last decade, and it never will. But the most powerful geopolitical narrative 10 years ago would have sent you in precisely the wrong direction.” [Monevator 3 min read]
Take two Nobel Prize winners with brains the size of small planets, with differing views on whether markets are efficient and stick them in front of a camera. The result? Intelligent, polite, cogent debate. Our politicians could learn from this [via Barry Ritholtz 42:00 video]
“It doesn’t have to be complicated – just help people.” [Tom Mullooly 2 min read]
And finally. Each week I think world politics can’t possibly get any whackier. And yet. As a great ‘decompressor’, I’m finding the videos by YouTube star Liziqi strangely addictive. If you’ve had a hard week, kick back and try this one — simple, stress-free. Seriously, there’s a reason over 11 million people have watched this. [9:26 video]
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.