TouchStone Reads - August 13th, 2021


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...

  • There’s a big shift hitting the housing market: Home shoppers are finally showing some reluctance to pay top dollar. (Fortune)

  • A call for Help (Prof G)

  • Compounding Crazy: Everything is moving so fast out there. What if it’s just getting started? (Not Boring)

  • When do we actually need to meet in person? (Harvard Biz Review)

  • How Millennial Investors Lost Millions on Bill Ackman’s SPAC (Institutional Investor)

  • Deal Of The Century: How Michael Dell Turned His Declining PC Business Into A $40 Billion Windfall. (Forbes)

  • Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Poly Network lost $600M in crypto to an alleged hacker in an attack on Tuesday. (coindesk)

  • Just-in-Time Manufacturing? Not With Rickety U.S. Infrastructure (Businessweek)

  • How Olympic divers make the perfect tiny splash (YouTube)

It may be hard to admit – to yourself or to others – that you don’t know what the macro future holds, but in areas entailing great uncertainty, agnosticism is probably wiser than self-delusion.
- Howard Marks

What are you reading or listening to?