My mid-week morning
the train WFH reads:
• Elon Musk’s Twitter will be a wild ride The deal to buy his company back. Here are six predictions about Musk taking control of Twitter, if that happens. (New York Times)
• Retail real estate is enjoying its biggest revival in years: US retail real-estate vacancies are falling, rents are rising and more stores are opening than closing. (Wall Street Journal) see more Mall rich, mall poor: Darwin comes to retail meccas As once-popular shopping centers continue to shrink, it’s the low-ends that get squeezed out. (CIO)
• Vanguard BlackRock ETF closes in Crown: Vanguard will surpass BlackRock in ETF assets in 2025 amid volatility last quarter, according to Bloomberg Intelligence, led by the $45 billion Howl Bogle-founded firm. (Bloomberg)
• Price of house: 7 years purgatory: 10%+ nominal value seems to be falling now. (calculated risk)
• Friends, it seems that true social work may not work: Trump demands startup investors: “Give us a better deal or we’ll walk.” Ultimately, if Digital World is able to persuade investors to stay in, the company will still need SEC approval before Trump can close the media deal. (politics)
• Is having too much choice (vs. too little) really a bigger problem for consumers? Choice deprivation—the feeling of not having enough to choose from—choice overload is the most common consumer experience. And choice deprivation isn’t just more common—it’s also more detrimental to choice satisfaction than overload. (behavioral scientist)
• The Onion filed an amicus brief in Novak v. Parma and it’s the best amicus brief I’ve ever read.: Novak challenges 6th Circuit use of qualified immunity to deny free speech protection to a parodist. (Pajaikomo) see more Novak-Parma – Onion Amicus Brief (Document Cloud)
• bad people: Election rejecters are a threat to democracy. The midterms may be the last chance to stop them. (Atlantic)
• What NASA’s Crash into an Asteroid Looks Like Astronomers on Earth — and a shoebox-sized Italian spacecraft called LICIACube — captured the DART mission’s successful strike on Dimorphos. (New York Times)
• Weird memories of Paul McCartney: And what it tells us about his creativity. (ruffian)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with David McRaney, science journalist, blogger, podcaster and author. He created the You’re Not So Smart podcast based on his bestselling book of the same name. His new book “How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Beliefs, Opinions, and Persuasion“
Bond yields are finally looking attractive. What to buy now?
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