Just spent ten days in Stockholm in November. Pretty gloomy. Would recommend visiting in summer instead.
Here are this week's links:
- Career advice: SO YOU WANNA BE A CHEF — BY BOURDAIN
- This is a really interesting point: Most of What You Read on the Internet is Written by Insane People
- The longer we wait, the bigger the bill gets: Joseph Stiglitz: 'America should be a warning to other countries'
- It's all about the struggle: Happiness Isn’t About Experiences Either
- Yesssssss: Tiny Improvements, Big Results
- This is so obnoxious: The ‘Radical Saving’ Trend Is Based on Fantasy
- Things to consider when building a house: Squaring the Circle for Traditional Buildings
- What will you do in the next crash? When things get wild.
- How susceptible to social pressure are you? Under pressure.
- Dr. Seuss style personal finance: Story Time.
- But what about Japan? Learning The Wrong Lessons
- Stocks down, good. Stocks up, bad: How A Stock Market Crash Could Accelerate Your FIRE
What do you think? I enjoyed #1 of course, but #2 and #10 also tickled my fancy.
And here are some books I finished/bought/started reading:
- The Silkworm (J.K.Rowling's second detective story under a pen name). My cousin came up with a good point: the main character's name (Cormoran Strike) sounds like he should be a wizard in the Harry Potter universe. Enjoyed this. It builds well and has a good twist.
- 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.