The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Brazil Daterra Estate Sweet Blue RFA coffee, grab a seat in the sunshine, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:
• America’s Favorite Truck Is About to Test Tesla’s Dominance With this month’s release of the F-150 Lightning, Ford hopes to electrify new and traditional truck buyers alike, and—eventually—to replace its industry-defining gas-powered line. (Bloomberg)
• Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the internet — is it? Plus, why a16z has spent $3 billion on web3 startups (The Verge)
• The Wolf of Crypto Jordan Belfort, the inspiration for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” is marketing himself as a cryptocurrency guru. (New York Times)
• Retirement the Margaritaville Way At the active-living community for Jimmy Buffett enthusiasts, it’s five o’clock everywhere. (New Yorker)
• The Fortunes of MacKenzie Scott: Three decades after worrying about making rent, she is now giving away billions — all while trying to keep herself out of the spotlight. (New York Times)
• How to succeed Make yourself useful to smart, successful people. That’s how you should spend the first ten years of your career. Surround yourself with smart, successful people and then bet on them. That’s how you should spend the next ten years. And then you’re done, if you want to be done. (Reformed Broker)
• A day in the life of (almost) every vending machine in the world What’s behind the indestructible appeal of the robotic snack? (The Guardian)
• Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid It’s not just a phase. The story of Babel is the best metaphor I have found for what happened to America in the 2010s, and for the fractured country we now inhabit. Something went terribly wrong, very suddenly. We are disoriented, unable to speak the same language or recognize the same truth. We are cut off from one another and from the past. (The Atlantic)
• Could viruses cause Alzheimer’s? COVID-19 brain studies offer new clues. The diseases share some surprising similarities, and experts now think studying COVID-19 patients’ brains could lead to better treatments for both conditions. (National Geographic)
• These 3-Michelin-starred plates were invented by AI. The food doesn’t even exist When an AI plates food, the results are an uncanny delight. (Fast Company)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Luana Lopes Lara, co-founder of Kalshi, which has been approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as an authorized Designated Contract Market (DCM). Kalshi operates a federally regulated exchange allowing investors to trade directly on the anticipated outcome of future events.
Will the Ukraine War change Europe’s thinking on nuclear?
Source: Energy Monitor
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