- Pocket | 4 min1 read1 comment7.04 min1 read7.0
Personally love this song, the original primarily. I've belted it out in countries across the world - where it is surprisingly popular. It's not lost on me through, how far separated it is from the continent, the people and the landscapes of the African continent - which is also just absurd that we think of an African continent rather than the individual countries, cultures, cities, etc. that make up the entirety of the continent. All in all, music is meant to be an escape - whether from heart break, or to escape to a daydream. Thus, I'm not going to stop belting this out when I hear it...in fact I'm going to listen to it right now as I sit locked down inside my home far, far away from Africa.
- Wall Street Journal | Bradley Hope, Alastair Gale, John Lyons | 4/3/20 | 19 min1 read1 comment10Wall Street JournalBradley Hope, Alastair Gale, John Lyons|4/3/20|19 min1 read10
This is actually pretty crazy. I love reading about North Korea. It's such an extreme example of the opposite end of the political spectrum from democracy. It's crazy that there is a rogue vigilante group out there trying to assist/force defections from top DPRK leaders. I feel like if this isn't a movie already, it will be in a few years.
- Wall Street Journal | Ben Cohen | 4/1/20 | 4 min1 read1 comment10Wall Street JournalBen Cohen|4/1/20|4 min1 read10
Not a huge fan of Steph, or the fact that I think we're giving too much attention to athletes right now. But in a world replete of sports currently, this was a surprisingly human article. Also, how crazy is it that he didn't have a basketball hoop at his house???
- washingtonpost | Adam Kilgore, Simon Denyer, Rick Maese | 3/27/20 | 14 min2 reads1 comment10washingtonpostAdam Kilgore, Simon Denyer, Rick Maese|3/27/20|14 min2 reads10
As a big fan of the Olympics, I have to say this reads like an unnecessary political drama. The side agreements, and the AUS Olympic Committee speaking out in advance of the meeting between the two leaders being orchestrated, etc. all seems fanciful. This seemed like an overly apparent decision that had to be made, yet due to the egos of two men it had to play out in a soap opera-like fashion. I understand there are big $$$ behind every Olympics, but come on - athlete and fan health and wellness should have made this an easy decision for the IOC.
- AOTD on 3/16/20 - Scout: bill
I think this question and mentality persist in the corporate world as well, and I’m 100% behind the work smarter not harder. I think leaders are starting to realize this too focusing more on employee experience and well being. However, will be a slow transition as generations transition out of leadership roles.
- AOTD on 3/13/20 - Scout: jbuchana
Appreciate the realist mentality of this article. Also enjoyed the links to many other articles, documents and sources of information. It's becoming clear that even though symptoms are relatively minor, Covid-19 is no joke. I'm personally working from home and trying to minimize social interactions as much as possible. Scary times in the US and not sure we are being as aggressive as needed. My mom and dad both around 60 work in rural Virginia. They see many clients every day and have yet to really adopt any significant precautions, which concerns me. Fingers crossed more people read this article and take it seriously.
- monstertuck6 months ago
I have personally taken to Pelotoning in hotels where the bike is offered. I can legitimately say that I have had all the feelings the author describes. Immediately after my first ride, I texted my wife and told her we needed to get one. We now use the app and both spin, run or do strength workouts multiple times a week. It makes exercise so easy when someone is telling you what to do. I really hope they succeed as a public company and continue to see success into the future. If America Ninja Warrior can do it, why not Peloton?
- AOTD on 10/22/19 - Scout: monstertuckThe New York Times Company | Alex W. Palmer | 10/16/19 | 67 min4 reads3 comments10The New York Times CompanyAlex W. Palmer|10/16/19|67 min4 reads10monstertuck7 months ago
While we don't hear about fentanyl and opiod OD's as frequently as we did a few years ago, this article highlights the challenges of investigating and preventing the epidemic. It also highlights the shady world of secretarial companies in Hong Kong. I know it isn't only a Hong Kong problem, but the fact that it is so openly acknowledged as a standard business practice is concerning in one of the world's largest financial centers.
- AOTD on 9/10/19 - Scout: monstertuckELLE | Jessica Roy | 8/27/19 | 33 min4 reads1 comment8.0ELLEJessica Roy|8/27/19|33 min4 reads8.0monstertuck8 months ago
Interesting article that starts with a crazy story. However, I felt that the end of the story kind of just fizzled without a conclusion. The personality description and background of Sam could have come earlier in the article. However, it's a really interesting story about power, terrorism, ideology, personality, and much more. Worth the read.
- AOTD on 7/20/19 - Scout: nisrocmonstertuck9 months ago
This is crazy. Admittedly, I do not know nearly enough about the history of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and the rest of SE Asia. I feel like what we often hear in classrooms or on TV are stories of a failed war highlighting American heroism. While this article was somewhat similar, it highlighted a little known Hmong movement and General in addition to the perilous story of the Ravens. Really enjoyable read.
- AOTD on 8/7/19 - Scout: monstertuckOutside Online | Rowan Jacobsen | 7/31/19 | 13 min23 reads12 comments9.5Outside OnlineRowan Jacobsen|7/31/19|13 min23 reads9.5monstertuck9 months ago
Nobody will miss these shitty little brown things when they’re gone - love this quote.
- AOTD on 6/18/19 - Scout: monstertuckThe Atlantic | William Langewiesche | 6/17/19 | 54 min7 reads1 comment10The AtlanticWilliam Langewiesche|6/17/19|54 min7 reads10monstertuck11 months ago
Interesting article, but still leaves us without a plane and answers. Unfortunately, for those of us far removed from the accident, it doesn't hit as close to home as I'm sure it does for the families. I'm glad it is still getting coverage, and hope that one day there is more conclusive evidence to either the motivations or the actual events that transpired.
- Wall Street Journal | Ben Eisen | 1/4/19 | 5 minWall Street JournalBen Eisen|1/4/19|5 min1 read-
Wow, post 2008 mortgage crisis this has red flags written all over it. The author does a nice job point out a few stats that are alarming without signaling things are terrible. It's also interesting to read the titles on the cover of WSJ.com today. You have this article discussing slowing wage growth but another article discussing the booming job growth numbers. You also can see through all the volatility in the markets currently that people are scratching their heads around overall economic health right now. As someone looking to buy a home in the next 24 months, I'm optimistic about prices dropping, but I understand that would likely lead to hardship for these 'risky' home buyers that have bought over the past few years through the different assistance programs.
- The New York Times Company | Walt Bogdanich | 12/30/18 | 12 min2 reads2 comments-The New York Times CompanyWalt Bogdanich|12/30/18|12 min2 reads-
The title might be slightly misleading as it really focuses on a Ukranian oligarch that is accused of bribery in India. Unfortunately for McKinsey, this builds on other recent reports by the NYTimes that paints the company in a bad light. It seems that the NYT might have some sort of vendetta against McKinsey as I suspect there could be similar stories (not just this one) written about other professional services firms. Overall, I enjoyed reading it though as it was a bit of a cross-border, geo-political tug of war between two allies. Will be interesting to see how it plays out...I hope for continued reporting on the case.
- AOTD on 7/16/18 - Scout: monstertuckBleacher Report | Leo Sepkowitz | 7/12/18 | 9 min6 reads3 comments-Bleacher ReportLeo Sepkowitz|7/12/18|9 min6 reads-
Super interesting to see athletes transition from playing fields to business settings. I knew the superstars of the world (LBJ, KD, and Brady) were all engaged in VC and angel funds, but did not know how pervasive it was among other lesser known athletes. Could be an interesting place to look for unique opportunities as a start-up needing cash.
- The New York Times Company | TARIQ PANJA | 5/25/18 | 7 minThe New York Times CompanyTARIQ PANJA|5/25/18|7 min1 read-
As a soccer fan, I'd love to see national teams play more at a high level. However, I worry about a few things if two new tournaments were added on a quadrennial or biennial schedule. First, the players. They are already playing in many games per season with a short off season. Even shorter when there are international tournaments. Secondly, the devaluation of existing competitions and titles. This seems like another potentially sketchy deal involving FIFA, and as their track record shows, they are not above profiteering at the expense of the beautiful game, human rights and fans.
- Wall Street Journal | William Boston | 7/10/18 | 5 minWall Street JournalWilliam Boston|7/10/18|5 min1 read-
Good take on why tariffs will hurt American blue collar workers. While automobiles are an easy target for tariffs across the globe, it will likely impact more marginal workers in U.S. agriculture even more. I cannot see a way that this is resolved that makes either the U.S. as a whole or individual industries better off.
- AOTD on 7/10/18 - Scout: joanneThe New York Times Company | ANDREW JACOBS | 7/8/18 | 9 min10 reads5 comments-The New York Times CompanyANDREW JACOBS|7/8/18|9 min10 reads-
Sad to see such basic issues as healthcare multilateralism overcome by corporate interests - especially in the case of something so basic. Obviously, pharma companies have an interest in maintaining some protection over their research driven drugs, but a promoting basic practices like breast feeding is stooping to a whole new level. What's next, not promoting hand washing or teeth cleaning?