Sometimes someone says something so crazy to you, the best response is a simple, “I’ll have to get back to you.” Next time your patience is being tried, or also if someone says they’ll “have to get back to you,”reflect with this: https://twitter.com/forbes/status/1402388019420741633?s=21 If you can’t see the video, one government official is asking another, … Continue reading (The Power Of) I’ll Have To Get Back To You
Sleaford Mods do this minimalist, post-punk, not quite rap, kind of danceable, not quite anything else thing. It’s always original and interesting in some way to me, and their latest album, Spare Ribs has some great tracks. In particular, I can’t get the song, “Shortcummings” out of my head. Background first (and yes, I had … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Shortcummings” By Sleaford Mods
Before we get hung up on how we feel about four more years with or without the president of our preference, we can start by focusing on some other cycles: Four more seconds Four more minutes Four more hours Four more days Four more weeks Four more months Four more years Four more decades And … Continue reading Four More XYZ’s
James Baker, former White House chief of staff for Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr.’s administrations, offered this advice on the complicated role: “You can focus on the ‘chief’ or you can focus on the ‘of staff.’ Those who have focused on the ‘of staff’ have done pretty well.” Baker knew how to advise his … Continue reading Advise Up, Lead Down, Manage Forward
It’s a march really. Not a military parade type of march or the kind you hear on a carnival ride, but a steadily paced “we the peasants will now storm your palace” march. From their song “Grounds,” Do you hear that thunder?That's the sound of strength in numbersI am IUnify IDLES are back. There’s a … Continue reading Sunday Music: Do You Hear That Thunder? That’s The Sound Of Strength In Numbers (IDLES)
Sometimes you just want to hear two of your favorite people hang out with each other.* James O’Shaughnessy had a nearly two-hour talk with Rory Sutherland on the Infinite Loops Podcast this week. O’Shaughnessy is an OG quant investor/behavioral psychology fanatic/philosopher/et al, and Sutherland is one of the greatest (and most entertaining) marketing minds of … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: “Deterministic Thinkers In A Probabilistic World,” Or “When JP Met Rory”
Ok, we’re getting a little wonky this week, but here’s a two-for-the-price-of-one deal. If you want less controversial (but still pretty intense) pick Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Invest like the Best discussion with Charlie Songhurst (former head of strategy at Microsoft and investor extraordinaire). Their conversation is all about the power of curiosity. Songhurst is a force … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: (Twofer) Strategic Thinker Charlie Songhurst And Should The US Ban TikTok Too?
July 5th. The parties are over, there’s a mess in the house and a bigger one in the backyard. I woke up thinking of “Reeko” by NOFX this morning. Sooner or later, the fun ends and you have to start cleaning up. That doesn’t just go for the rager that trashed your house. In case … Continue reading Sunday Music: Decent Gentlemen, Try And Understand (“Reeko” By NOFX)
When I first heard Sublime’s “April 29,1992” in the mid-90s I thought it was just some punk/anarchist stuff. These last few weeks it’s been one of the songs I’ve revisited several times. It’s not just about looting and rebelling, it’s about inequity. It’s about the dark side of our consumer culture, where when the things … Continue reading Sunday Music: April 29, 1992, There Was A Riot On The Streets Tell Me Where Were You?
Perspective matters. Seeking not just views that differ from our own, but also diverse life experiences that have greater nuances to their view than our own, it matters. I’m sharing three today, all that expanded my understanding of connecting what is going on in America this past week to our collective history. I know I … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Importance Of The Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd’s Death