10 Weekend Readings – The Big Picture

Weekend here! Pour yourself a mug of volcanic coffee, sit in the driveway, and get ready to read on for the longest weekend:

An economist studied common financial advice. Some may mislead youThought Influencers vs. Economists: Economists may know a lot about how people should behave. But, as empirical-minded behavioral economists, we realize that people do not behave this way. And this is where famous authors win. (NPR)

Can Mike Novogratz’s comeback novel survive the cipher crash? The Wall Street vet had a coin tattoo that started the downturn. He says he keeps it humble. (institutional investor) see also nterview: Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum In which we are talking about the big shifts in cryptocurrency. (Noahpinion)

attention span. “Where do ideas come from?” Last year I read a claim that “imagination” is arguably humanity’s greatest gift. It was essential to success, not just in the arts, but in science, business strategy, and investment. I didn’t really understand what that meant, so I spent a few months learning more. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found. (KCP . group)

Your career is only the eighth of your life: Five career tips, shaped by economics, psychology, and a bit of existential mathematics. (Atlantic Ocean)

Prehistoric Social Media: The standard account of Internet history emerged in the early 1990s, as a mixture of commercial online services, university networks, and community networks morphed into something larger, more commercial, and more accessible to the general public. When the hype began to build up around the “information superhighway,” people wanted a backstory. (issues in science and technology)

Good or bad memory? One brain molecule decides. When the brain encodes memories as positive or negative, one molecule determines the direction they are going. (Quanta Magazine)

Rich “willing” people plan to save themselves from the end of the worldTech billionaires buy luxury shelters and use military security to survive the societal breakdown they helped create, but like everything they do, it has unintended consequences. (Watchman) see also death cheats: Longevity House members are united by two things: the desire to hand over $100,000 and the burning desire to live forever. Inside the strange world of cryotherapy, biochar and fecal culture (Toronto Live)

History in numbers: Is history a matter of agency and individual action, or finding and defining supporting structures and patterns? (Time)

How to summon the devil, and what to do when he appears: The complex historical tradition of soul begging would make art better than its simplistic counterpart on screen (blood knife)

How Justin Tucker became the greatest kicker in NFL history: The confidence, persistence, and overall obsession required to play the least understood position on the court. (The New York Times)

Make sure to check out Master of Business Next week with Christine Peterly Michel, Head of North America Investments at Citi Global Wealth. She is on many of the “Most Influential Women in Finance” lists including American Banker and Crains Rising Stars in Banking & Finance 2020. Citi Global Wealth manages more than $800 billion in client assets, and North American accounts for about half of that business.

Most Americans who have experienced extreme weather see a connection to climate change

source: Pew Research Center

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