TouchStone Reads - October 14th, 2022


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...

  • Logic of the The China Chip Ban: Joe Biden Just Crushed China’s Semiconductor Industry (Stratechery via the Triad)

  • Putin might lose the war. What would that look like for Russia, Ukraine and the world? (Grid)

  • College-Educated Voters Are Ruining American Politics (The Atlantic)

  • How Finland Put Traffic Crashes on Ice (CityLab)

  • The 40(ish) Most Powerful People in Podcasting (Hollywood Reporter)

  • One of the most important women in Apple’s history never worked for Apple (The Verge)

  • Attacks Expose Vulnerability of European Infrastructure (Spiegel)

  • The teacher shortage problem has been going on for 50 years (Grid)

  • Confidence Man: Key revelations from new book on Donald Trump (BBC)

  • The Underappreciated Tool for Surviving Extreme Weather (Slate)

  • How Matt Mochary became the preeminent tech-world CEO coach (

What are you reading or listening to?