This week’s highlights: Brene Brown, Working in Japan, and a Peruvian Mystery
by David Wells – Nashville TN
It’s been a crazy week and day, so Fifteen on Friday is semi-abbreviated today. My apologies.
Content I wrote this week –
- The 4 Types of Family Office Investors and Which Are Likely to Close a Deal Recently, my firm had the opportunity to provide a guest post for M&A Source on The 4 Types of Family Office Investors.
Food for Thought
- TexasMonthly – How the Pandemic Turned Brené Brown Into America’s Therapist But for heaven’s sake, the best-selling author, unapologetic cusser, and fifth-generation Texan would rather not be called that.
- Guardian – Extreme Night Owls: ‘I Can’t Tell Anyone What Time I Go to Bed’
- NYT – Let’s Change Our Motto to ‘Out of Many, We’ “Out of many, we” summons us all — people of every color — to a deeper commitment to pluralism: a robust appreciation of the distinctive contribution of every community and a commitment beyond rhetoric to make sure that each one has the schools, governance and policing that enables that contribution.
- WashPo – I used to be a police chief. This is why it’s so hard to fire bad cops.
- KLZ – Doing Business In Japan A fascinating look at corporate cultural differences.
- Stratechery – Never-ending Niches
- Meb Faber – Danilo Santiago, Rational Investment Methodology, “The Market Will Tend To Overpay When Earnings Are Good And Underpay When The Company Gets In Some Kind Of Trouble” – I’ve been privileged to know Danilo for many years. He’s one of the sharpest analysts I’ve encountered and always learn something when we speak.
- Bloomberg – A Green Megamansion Rises in South Florida A billionaire is spending tens of millions of dollars to create his own environmentally friendly dream home.
- NatGeo – Massive 3,000-year-old ceremonial complex discovered in ‘plain sight’ An enormous pyramid-topped platform, unnoticed until detected with the help of lasers, is the oldest and largest structure in the Maya region.
- AOE – How Tower Cranes Build Themselves – I’ve always wondered how this works.
- BBC – The Ancient Peruvian Mystery Solved From Space These puzzling holes in the arid valleys of southern Peru tell us there was once a flourishing, sophisticated society here.