The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

Photo: Austin Capitol Building

I got back home from my trip to the RJ Global Top 50 conference early yesterday evening. What a trip! The line up of speakers Raymond James put on for us was exceptional – Harvard professors, economics experts, historians, marketing specialists, and this guy – INCREDIBLE. I have never heard a speaker quite like him. If you ever get the chance to see him speak, grab it with both hands.

In between the conference sessions, stuffing my face with wonderful cuisine and generally enjoying the sights of Austin, I managed to do a bit of reading for you. Here we go…

If you work in any field which means you find yourself sitting in front of a client and giving them advice, I’m sure you remember that dread in the early days of being asked a question you don’t know the answer to. I tell our youngsters, “It’s fine to say you don’t know, but you can find out.” Personally, I don’t carry the pension rules round in my head (Charles does 😉), it’s too full of far more interesting stuff, but I know where to find the information should I need it. This first piece is all about being confident in saying ‘I don’t know’ and the benefits doing so can bring. [Ramp Capital 3 min read]

To snitch or not to snitch? The Prisoner’s Dilemma  [Tim Harford 3 min read]

A list of ideas, in no particular order and from different fields, that help explain how the world works [Morgan Housel 6 min read]

I see these all the time on social media and every time it just shocks me that this is happening in the richest nation on earth [3 min read]

The smartphone has changed how we study history [3 min read]

Do you remember the TV ad campaign (from the 70s?) “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke”? Here’s the 2020 version [2:45 video]

ICYMI. My hero  😍 😂 [3 min read]

The Oldest Companies in Existence in every Country [Infographic]

A jury convicted a hedge fund manager of securities fraud. The judge didn’t care. Worrying [4 min read]

If we wasted money the way we waste time, we’d all be bankrupt  [20 seconds read]

And finally. What Were 29 Exotic Snakes Doing in a UK Bin? [3 min read]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend I hope it’s a good one. I am on a quick turnaround for a visit to the office next week and looking forward to seeing several clients while I’m there. I’ve also made a spur of the moment, last-minute purchase  😀