The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

Photo by me 

Well, personally, I have to say it’s been a marvellous week. First, we sent Manchester United home with their tales between their legs on Sunday and last night got a great away win at Wolves. It’s seriously starting to look as though I’m going to need to update my LinkedIn profile 😉

Right, on with this week’s picks.

“Somewhere between Silicon Valley and our vibrating pockets, between our closest friends and some faceless trolls, our privacy, politics, economy and above all our attention were reshaped by Facebook and its outriders.”  Ten years of social media have left us all worse off [Tim Harford 3 min read]

I wrote a piece last week about how technology will change how we age. This piece, on a similar theme, considers how an ageing demographic might affect economic growth [Larry Swedroe via Robin Powell 5 min read]

“It’s hard to let go of judgments when we can’t or won’t trust ourselves.”  The Inner Game: Why Trying Too Hard Can Be Counterproductive [Shane Parrish 10 min read]

A great post on the subject of perspective (and I hope Hazel gets to Disney soon!)  [Doug Boneparth 3 min read]

We’re all susceptible to ‘mental rigidity’ (and that video nearly made my head explode )  [Peter Lazaroff 4 min read]

“Money flows into most funds after good performance, and goes out when bad performance follows.” (John Bogle).  Why Do We Chase Past Performance And What Can We Do About It?  [ Joe Wiggins 4 min read]

Is big tech taking over the stock market?  [Nick Maggiulli 3 min read]

“Spend extravagantly on the things you love, and cut costs mercilessly on the things you don’t.”  [Michael Batnick 2 min read]

And finally. I thought these photographs of trees were stunning.

After a week in London, I will be travelling back home tomorrow. It’s been a grey and miserable week, so I’m looking forward to going home to some sunshine. And playing this on a continual loop 😂 😂 😂

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