This week’s highlights:  Too Much Travel, The Asymptotes of Growth, How Mr. Rogers Connected with Children

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Fifteen on Friday – 06/15/18 – Issue 289

Happy Father’s Day!

All the best,
David

Food for Thought:

  1. Arre – Footloose & Deluded: How the Millennial Obsession With Travelling is Ruining the World.  Are we reaching ‘peak experiences?’
  2. NYMag – I Had No Idea What Fatherhood Was Going to Be Like
  3. NYT – The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar  Two decades ago, a renowned professor promised to produce a flawless version of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated novels: “Ulysses.” Then he disappeared.
  4. Perell – How to Maximize Serendipity
  5. AoM – 60+ Inspiring, Convicting Quotes on Fatherhood

Business/Economics:

  1. RoD – Invisible asymptotes Credit SP/Farnam Street – A really long, but thoughtful consideration on the strategic limits that affect how companies grow.
  2. TBP – An Interview with Dollar General’s Cal Turner Jr.
  3. ST – SparkToro Raised a Very Unusual Round of Funding & We’re Open-Sourcing Our Docs
  4. OS – The Story of Texas Pete – Credit PF – The hot sauce’s name might be an homage to The Lone Star State, but Texas Pete has always been a Winston-Salem staple.
  5. BusinessWeek – Tears ‘R’ Us: The World’s Biggest Toy Store Didn’t Have to DieLayering financial leverage on high operating leverage is a recipe for disaster.

Culture/Tech/Science:

  1. TheAtlantic – Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children. The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language. – Go See the beautiful new film on Fred Rogers,  Won’t You Be My Neighbor,  this weekend in Nashville at the Belcourt!
  2. TedX – Hire a Mom! How 10 Years At Home Made Me A Better Leader At GoogleHead of Google Fiber Nashville, Martha Ivester, speaks the truth about how staying at home made her a better corporate leader.
  3. NatGeo – One of the Deepest Caves in the World is Even Bigger Than We Thought – These pics are amazing.
  4. QZ – Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist
  5. NYMag – Inside the Binge Factory Netflix is hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.