Each week I bookmark the articles, columns and editorials that I want to come back to and read again. Some of these pieces offer insights that I think are valuable, others are updates to something I am following and a few could be contrary indicators.
Make no assumptions about what you are reading. Set aside opinions, ideology and feelings. Find the information that might not be inline with your thinking and consider the merits. There will also be thoughts that back up your own ideas. Much will just be new.
A method I learned in college writing classes was to listen to criticism without responding. It’s a valuable skill that I have found extremely valuable. I have applied and adapted it to other aspects of my personal and professional life. It requires constant practice to refrain from instantly, and often defensively, responding to various input from the outside world.
As you read, try not to respond in your mind, it could open up new avenues of thinking about something and that’s always valuable. Here are the links to the best of what I read this week, without my further interpretations.
What I Am Reading Again
- Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn
- Worried About the Economy? These CEOs Aren’t
- Five Things You Need to Know to Understand Venezuela’s Crisis
- Pig `Ebola’ virus sends shock waves through global food chain
- Tyson Chicken Recall Adds to Challenges Post-Beyond Meats
- The Most Valuable Company (for Now) Is Having a Nadellaissance
- If This Is a Tech Bubble in Stocks, It’s the Expansionary Phase
- Warren Buffett goes in big on an oil deal — and he stands to win big on it, too
- Electric Cars and Solar Compete for the Same Parts
- Do Wall Street’s Tesla Analysts Understand The Company?
- Trade Rumors
Publications I Recommend
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- 350.org And Norway Are Beating Down Oil And Gas Stocks – For Now by Kirk Spano
- Digesting The Fed & The Cut To IOER by Eric Basmajian
- As A Value Investor, These Are The 2 Gold Charts I Focus On by Lyn Alden Schwartzer
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