Lots of links this week
Thank you for all the comments, emails, and messages. They were a source of great comfort these last couple of weeks.
Here are this week's links:
- Reading from Collaborative Fund: What we're reading
- Some really interesting visual data: Trends and time lapses
- We need more people like this in Japan: Successful Japanese communications entrepreneur sets sights on renewable energy race
- Next month! Waymo to Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month
- Some good points: How to Retire Happy with Lots of Money
- This might be where my minimalism comes from: Disconnecting From The US Marketing Machine
- What is normal? Insensitivity To Base Rates: An Introduction
- The nightmare scenario might not be that bad: What If You Retire At a Stock Market Peak?
- So Japan... System error: Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer
- Science fiction is happening all around us: The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us
- Short economic history of the US since WW2: How this all happened
- Lots of detail: The Real Truth About How to Work Smarter, not Harder
- I thought this was the point of buying index funds: Existential threat looms for 31% of the S&P 500
- Some good points: How Japan can cope with the 100 year life society
- Not sure I agree with the conclusion here: America: Where Retirees Are Tricked Into Regretting a Busted Savings System
- Great, but how many people are going to get the time off? Japan Government Announces 10-Day Golden Week Holiday for 2019
- Seems like a bad thing: Japan Airlines pilots 'failed breathalyser tests 19 times'
- This rings very true: Why Everyone Should Have Their Own Business (and How to Guarantee Success)
- It gets worse: Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds
- The comments are good on this one: Navigating the #BrexitShambles
- More reading from Collaborative Fund: What we're reading
- Basically 'work smarter, not harder' but with a slightly bitch tone: No more struggle porn
- This seems very important: The digital divide is being flipped
What do you think? Anything good in there? #5, #12, and #18 were good for me.
And here are some books I finished/bought/started reading:
- Past Tense (Lee Child's new Reacher book). The latest Reacher is always a guilty pleasure. I thought the first half a dozen were excellent, but they have become a bit formulaic recently. Still a fun, light read though, perfect for a long journey. Nowhere near as good as...
- Career of Evil (J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith). Really excellent. The best one so far. They are getting longer too (much like the Harry Potter series did). This one is over 500 pages, and the next is 650! I bought book 4 about six seconds after finishing this one ;)
- Columbus Day (Craig Alanson) was recommended by someone on Facebook. It was only 99 cents so I gave it a shot. Not great so far. Similar but far better are Old Man's War, The Forever War, or of course Starship Troopers.