Recent reading and other things

Lot’s going on in the world, here is a list of my latest reading material and other interesting things:

  1. Let’s Talk About Why So Many Young Women Are Convinced Motherhood Is Going To Suck – why women don’t want to me mothers
  2. Beyond #DeleteFacebook: More Thoughts on Embracing the Social Internet Over Social Media – Cal Newport – a more strategic view of how to live in an internet age without being destroyed by social media ‘s hold on our attention
  3. Will HBO Stay in the Bill Simmons Business? – What Bill Simmons is doing for HBO and whether it makes sense for him to stay with them long term
  4. On Bill Simmons, an interview he did with some random guy from Callaway golf that is not much about golf and actually intesting
  5. Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post – an old but great piece by Mr Money Moustache about how to live differently and have more control over your life and you time
  6. At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears – Dara Khosrowshahi took over from Travis Kalanick when the organisation was in chaos which leads to an interesting New Yorker profile
  7. The End of Windows – from the Stratechery website and Ben Thompson, detailing the changes at Microsoft under their CEO Satya Nadella
  8. The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right – there is too much confusion out there about what to eat to be healthy, this is an entertaining conversation that doesn’t give quick fixes and points us in the right direction (more beans)
  9. Homo Orbánicus – I have no idea what is going on in Hungary, but I remember seeing in the news that they are pretty authoritarian these days, which is trending over in Europe as much as anywhere. This looks at how it happened.
  10. Two American Power Centers Are About to Clash – a good angle on an interesting trend in the US, the growth of DC and Silicon Valley as power centers and how they clash – from Tyler Cowen
  11. Thus Spoke Jordan Peterson – who knows why even Foreign Policy is writing about Jordan Peterson, but they are, and this sums up my feelings pretty well (the conclusion is a little extreme, but the process is right on)
  12. ‘Being Charlie’ – the sexual revolution of the 80s and 90s was hailed as a new era, and people like Bill Clinton were leading it. How does that look in the midst of the #metoo movement? Not that great.
  13. End of an Idea – this is a piece I want to read, but it is very long (my reading app tells my 87 minutes). It’s on the National Health Service in the UK, a service that has been the jewel of their political system that is being slowly gutted from the inside.
  14. For the Australia section – Batman: how it went wrong for the Greens – a look inside why the Greens lost the inner Melbourne seat they should have won (not a pretty scene)
  15. The fundamental operating model of Australian politics is breaking down – the trends of partisan voting in Australia (gradually voters are moving from the center to the sides) and what it means.

Excitingly, almost none of those mention Donald Trump. Happy reading.

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