I am off next week so there will be nothing to share, but I do believe this week’s package is something worth re-reading and most importantly reading in their entirety.
- The slumps that shaped the modern finance: The Economist does what it knows best: it looks back into the history and makes really great correlations, coming up with a must-read piece for the weekend.
- Game of Thrones: How airlines woo the one percent including how the seats are designed. Stories that like make me love The New Yorker and realize how much we need the slow-mo journalism.
- A stitch in time — The orchestrated networks of bloody Taylorism: The article explores the role of the sewing machine in the industrial economy and how it all is part of a long-term trend — machines and humans working together to speed up time, and not necessarily in a good way.
- The value of a Sherpa’s life: It is another must-read in the light of the recent tragedy where 16 Sherpas were killed on the Everest.
- How America’s leading science fiction authors are shaping our future: Writing for The Smithsonian, Eileen Gunn made me rethink how I view many of the writers.
- For the love of money: This opinion piece by Sam Polk is something I go back to over time. I am at a loss and can’t make sense of crazy things people do. It is old-ish but again, worth reading and re-reading.
- Escape from Cuba: Los Angeles Dodgers star baseball player Yasiel Puig’s harrowing story and how he has been dealing with his escape from Cuba. (Also, see ESPN magazine’s No One Walks off the Island.)
Plus a must watch bonus link: Anthony Bourdain on Electronic Dance Music (Watch the video): “Where once they used to say, ‘Cocaine is God’s way of saying you have too much money’ — now, maybe EDM is.”