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Whenever I feel like life or certain attractive elements of it are passing me by—which they are, and they should—I retreat to Raymond Chandler. He captures my perspective perfectly.

I write good stories in my head, but they’re all short stories. Strangely enough, I usually turn out to be the hero. 🤔

I’m glad I left the UK off my upcoming European itinerary. Sounds like they are f***ed into a cocked hat for another four weeks.

“This summer in New York is going in the Bible.” 🫂💃🕺🔥💥🍻🍷🥂🥃🍸🍹🍾

Usually not my scene, but after 2020 who knows?

“Revisiting The Beauty Myth, I found it beautifully written, accessible, and righteous. I also found it daft.”

Now that’s a diversified career in investing.


The President is writing his own obituary this morning.

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Want to fix our hyper-partisan politics? Eliminate existing incentives for politicians to pander to extremes. Ranked choice voting is one simple solution.

Police forces all across America have completely lost whatever respect and authority they may have held over the past few weeks. Every single one of these brutal bullies has acted out in full, conscious view of video cameras. They must be ended.

When it comes to managing employees, it’s always easier to ban flexibility from the beginning than to take it away once given. This will be the biggest management challenge of the next 12 to 18 months for most companies.

The NY Times story on Trump’s taxes was six days ago.

“Keeping a lid on employee compensation after the banner year” is not a sustainable strategy for a firm whose assets walk out the door every night.

Lots of people are dunking on @mikiebarb  for putting the original of this up and saying “In a word… The South.” But guess what, sports fans, the area in the circle is definitively at least as rural and subject to food deserts as the South.

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GOP politicians and conservative media flacks are pompously intoning about “lowering the temperature,” “healing,” and “moving on” because they got caught crossing a bright line, and they know it. Suddenly, the relentless attack dogs of Benghazi want to forgive and forget.

“The superiority of economic performance under Democrats rather than Republicans is nearly ubiquitous… By many measures, the performance gap is startlingly large – so large, in fact, that it strains credulity.” by @delong 

“Trump is in the process of discovering that he can’t spin or tweet his way out of a pandemic.”