Richmond | Goodman Reads - December 20th


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun – for weekend reading. Below are some from this week – pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • The biggest Economic stories in that last decade (Brookings)

  • Hacking the Department of Motor Vehicles …. gone terribly awry.. (Mashable)

  • Top Investment Terms Searched in 2019 (Investopedia)

  • Hilarious take on how to respond to spam email: (TED Talks)

  • Democratic Republic of Congo. 80% of prisoners released late 2018 in a presidential pardon have opted to return to Kinshasa’s infamous Makala jail due to lack of means to live. (Olivier Kalume)

  • Expensive placebos work better than cheap placebos. [Derek Lowe]

  • This is the closest that we will get to a cat video … (Spectator)

  • The 10 Weirdest Stories from 2019 (Irrelevant Investor)

  • Six reluctant Chinese hitmen who hired each other to carry out a murder went to jail when their outsourcing scheme collapsed. [Eric Cheung]

  • Spotify pays by the song. Two three minute songs are twice as profitable as one six minute song. So songs are getting shorter. [Dan Kopf]

“Most geniuses—especially those who lead others—prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities.” — Andy Benoit

What are you reading or listening to?