Writing worth reading - 1st/2nd April 2023
Everything You Can’t Have by Morgan Housel
“The buying of pictures affords us an excellent illustration on this point. [Ordinary people] … have to walk weary miles and wait long weeks to get upon the track of their treasure; to use all their knowledge of art and men to circumvent the malignity of dealers; to experience the extremes of trepidation and of hope; to deny themselves comforts, and perhaps food, that they may pay the price which has at last, after infinite dispute, reached an irreducible minimum; and the pleasure of their possession is in the ratio of their pains ...”
Why Wealth Matters by Morgan Housel
“Sam Harris speaks with Morgan Housel about the psychology of money and investing. They discuss how personal history shapes one’s view of economic risk, the implications of not understanding the future, being rich vs being wealthy, how we measure success, the problem of social comparison, happiness vs life satisfaction, saving and investing, Warren Buffett and the power of compounding, rational vs reasonable decisions, the role of luck, optimism vs pessimism, dollar-cost averaging, and other topics …”
I feel sorry for Kwasi Kwarteng by Peter Mandelson
“I can understand why some Labour people think the party is home and dry after the recent opinion polls. I do not want to be a party-pooper but, encouraged as I am, I would not say we are yet in 1997 New Labour territory. There is more support for Starmer, and increasingly for Rachel Reeves, than enthusiasm for the party itself. This is hardly surprising given how low we fell under Corbyn and the challenge of rebuilding trust in the Labour brand. The task for Labour, above all, is to restore confidence in our economic credentials, which is a job for the whole of the frontbench, not just the shadow chancellor. In 1997, Gordon Brown was prudence to perfection as well as with a purpose …”
‘Find Your 9others’
‘Find your 9others’, the book about the first 10 years of 9others is available for pre-order here.
From the blurb:
If you could sit down to dinner with some of the world's most ambitious startup entrepreneurs, what would you ask them?
Since 2011, 9others has hosted over 5,000 entrepreneurs at 500 events in over 45 cities around the world and asked one simple question: what's keeping you up at night? We’ve heard the challenges that entrepreneurs all around the world have faced; their thinking and the behavioural traits that helped them overcome those challenges.
In this book, 9others founders Katie Lewis and Matthew Stafford will help you discover the questions you should be asking yourself as you start and scale your own start up, and why you should go on your own journey to find your 9others.
Upcoming meals with 9others
Tuesday 18th April — Manchester — details and signup here.
Wednesday 26th April — London — details and signup here.
Please book in & share with good people you know in the above cities.