Something Good for the Month

August 2020

interesting links

With this summer coming to an end we continue to experience this new normal. Below is our selection of the most interesting links for the month of August. We hope you find a moment to sit back and enjoy them as much as we did.

Pocket | The Untold Story of Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell’s Visionary 1980s Tech Incubator

After bringing us Pong and Chuck E. Cheese’s, the legendary entrepreneur built a startup factory that tackled 21st-century ideas with 1980s tech.

Latest memo from Howard Marks | Time for Thinking

The New York Times | Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’

Some national chains, both retail and restaurants, are closing outlets in New York City, which are struggling more than their branches elsewhere.

Dr. Ed’s Blog | Another Roaring Twenties May Be Ahead

We seem to be living in unprecedented times. We always seem to be living in unprecedented times, according to conventional wisdom, mostly because we don’t spend enough time studying history. There’s certainly a precedent for our current times in the past, one that was truly unprecedented back then.

The Reformed Broker | Art Cashin on the short-term effects of stock splits

The legendary floor trader Art Cashin weighs in on the Tesla and Apple stock splits, which became effective today, in an emailed note. Excerpting a piece of it below…

Fast Company | How TikTok could turn Walmart into an advertising powerhouse.

By teaming up with Microsoft to acquire TikTok’s U.S. operations, the e-commerce giant could take on Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s huge ad businesses.

Investment Executive | OSC survey reveals clients’ stress, satisfaction with advice during pandemic

Most rated the advice they received positively, but a significant minority of clients weren’t impressed.

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