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Issue 383 – 07/03/2020

This week’s highlights: Sporting Masculinity, Venture Capital, and Bubba


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“The more l think about it, the more jazzed l’m getting about these fireworks.”
– Jack Donaghy

Issue 383

by David Wells – Nashville TN

Happy Fourth Everyone!

Summer in TN rounds the halfway point this weekend with the celebration of the Fourth of July and the rapidly approaching start back to school in early August – but who knows if that will even happen. 

As well – for the select few who care – Formula 1 finally makes its return on Sunday with the first of 2 weekend races at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.  If you want to get up to speed on the action – check out Netflix’s awesome documentary Drive to Survive.  Check out the action on Sunday morning early at 8AM central – Live. 
 
Best,
 
David

Food for Thought


Business

  1. MIT TechReview – Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need  The funding model that made Silicon Valley a global hub excels at creating a certain kind of innovation—but the pandemic has exposed its broader failures.
  2. CJ – Home at the Mall  Development projects are converting America’s faded retail structures into livable space.
  3. WCS – How Often Do Long-Term Bonds Beat Stocks?
  4. NYT – The #Vanlife Business Is Booming  Coronavirus is just a distant memory while zipping around in a several-hundred-thousand-dollar custom van on the open road.

Culture/Tech/Science:

  1. PNJ – Pensacola’s Bubba Watson has followed the model Detroit’s Dan Gilbert put in place  Neat profile of his work in his hometown of Pensacola. 
  2. Autosport – Horner: Red Bull best prepared for 2020 F1 season since last title campaign  Go Max!
  3. NPR – A Year In, 1st Patient To Get Gene Editing For Sickle Cell Disease Is Thriving
  4. BBC – Coronavirus death rate falling in hospital

What is Fifteen on Friday?

From business to culture, technology to design, finance to entertainment, each week Fifteen on Friday sources the most thought-provoking articles to help us all live life well and well-informed.  Enjoy.

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