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This week’s highlights: Dual-Career Couples, Steve Jobs and Pixar, and Cyberwarfare
by David Wells – Nashville TN
Happy Friday Everyone,
- Books Read – Third Quarter 2019 As I regularly get requests for book recommendations, I wanted to provide an updated list of what I spent my time reading during the third quarter.
Food for Thought:
Top Read of the Week: VF – “We Could Say Anything to Each Other”: Bob Iger Remembers Steve Jobs, the Pixar Drama, and the Apple Merger That Wasn’t
Why It Matters: As he exits Apple’s board, the Disney chief reminisces about his unlikely friendship with its mercurial founder—and how their radical visions aligned to save two companies.
Consider as well:
- SG – Yogababble – The MDMA of capitalism is the corporate communications exec.
- II – Stephen Schwarzman Hung Out a Shingle. Then He Waited. Stephen Schwarzman describes launching the firm that would propel him to the pinnacle of financial success. This success, however, was far from immediate.
- Economist – From rags to Richer Mr Richer writes that “organisations that create a culture based on fairness, honesty and respect reap the rewards.”
- BR – Softbank’s Vision Fund is Just Too Big
Top Read of the Week: NPR – How The U.S. Hacked ISIS
Why It Matters: A fascinating look at offensive (vs. defensive) cyber-ops in the military.
Consider as well:
- NYMag – The Shaw Family Admission Plan One Wall Street billionaire and the ultimate college hedge.
- WashPo – Playing ‘Untitled Goose Game’ is the new punching a wall
- NYT – How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct Google has now given us an option to set search and location data to automatically disappear after a certain time. We should all use it.
- Economist – Competition between sports for fans’ money and attention is increasingly fierce. Basketball can now plausibly claim to be the world’s second-favourite sport.