Morning in the middle of my week
The train WFH reads:
A So bearish it hearts Well, while I was typing it, my wife called me and said, “I’m returning the clothes to Nordstrom because it’s a bear market.” He was funny, but he actually said it. He told me it was all over Facebook and eyewitness accounts. “Bear market, bear market, bear market. Inflation, inflation, inflation. It’s everywhere. “I’m quoting because it’s a real thing he said. (Irrelevant investor)
A Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X all agree on WFH: Support for hybrid work is high across the population. But bosses should ask why – and the reasons should be addressed. (Bloomberg) See more Go back to the office to provoke anxiety attacks – those who live alone in the dog house: Owners come up with creative ways to help deal with pets; ‘Judge Judy’ and the robotic vacuum. (Wall Street Journal)
A Redbox still has dumb meme stock There is no hidden value in DVD vending machines. Redbox joins the list of America’s rising meme stocks, denying a market that threatens to turn into a bear zone. Retailers are making Redbox the latest (and probably the most stupid) meme stock (quartz).
A The store has a lot of staff. Here they are lowering the price. Retailers are preparing to reduce the prices of popular products during the epidemic. Expect ‘discounts you’ve never seen before.’ (Wall Street Journal)
A How the Internet has turned us into content machines Two new books examine how social media users are caught in a vicious cycle. (New Yorker)
A Apple wants to eliminate passwords for everything. Here’s how it works. Goodbye, complicated, hard to remember password. Hello, Log in with your face and fingerprints (Wall Street Journal)
A Ether agent: Pre-Electromagnetic Field Theory of Telegraph Cables; Steam engine previous thermodynamics. Sometimes technology takes science forward. (Guess)
A How do guns get so powerful? Decades after decades, firearms have become deadly — and have gripped our collective imagination. (New Yorker)
A The giant black hole in the center of our galaxy is not so soft: Despite the first image showing a tranquil supermassive black hole hidden in the center of the Milky Way, the “gentle monster” may have exploded nearby stars and planets for a long time. (Grid)
A Jane Playboy: Life and time of Stuart brand. (Race)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business this week with Mobius Capital’s Mark Mobius. Known as the “Godfather of Emerging Markets”, he was tapped by Sir John Templeton in 1987 to run Templeton Emerging Markets, one of the world’s first EM funds. Over the next 30 years, he visited 112 countries, invested in 5,000+ companies, and traveled 1,000,000+ miles. It has helped Templeton Emerging Markets Group grow from $ 100 million in six markets to বিল 40 billion in 70 countries.
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