Last month I lost my wallet in the Atacama Desert. For months before that I’d been shopping to downsize from a wallet to a card sleeve but found no card sleeve that I loved. A card sleeve at Jack Spade in Georgetown came close; but the tight fit mangled my business cards’ edges. So I shopped on. Then, last week a company called Bellroy sponsored one of my favorite tech blogs. The resulting shoutout intrigued me. The pull tab for accessing cards sealed the deal. My friends Z and Maria on point helped me pick the color. And so my new card sleeve wallet arrives in cognac (pictured) in 2-3 business days. Review to follow.
A 2013 initiative, but still a great use of Tumblr by Public Radio International.
As national euphoria gripped Germany on Tuesday with the arrival of its world champion soccer team, an apparent crime in the Rhineland served as a reminder that all was not well. Unidentified thieves, the police said, had spent the weekend stealing 10 truckloads of beer.
"Has anyone noticed a large amount of beer?" police in the city of Krefeld said in a news release. "Can anyone provide information on a possible storage area?"
The equivalent of 140,891 six-packs. Someone had a fun night.
The two most important words in investing are ‘bad times’ … The essential problem is that asset owners – from a modest household to sovereign wealth funds entrusted with the savings of a nation – generally feel the pain of bad times much more acutely than they do the elation of good times.
Making big mistakes is the occasional byproduct of making big strides. Big mistakes can only occur when you’ve planned and thought things through. If your carefully laid plan turns out to be a mistake, it may cost you. But it will also give you exactly the information you need to modify your strategy or change your course. You learn, you adjust, and you come back with a stronger, more impactful strategy that works. In the long run, big mistakes are the best feedback we ever get. The most successful people in life are those who make the best use of their mistakes.
Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie posters as gifs
An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, 1892, happened to be her 15th birthday. She had traveled with her two little brothers from Cork County, Ireland, and when they walked off the gangplank, she was awarded a certificate and a $10 gold coin for being the first to register.
The only thing I do is live.
Not a lot gets written about wars unfought and cruise missiles unlaunched. But history unwritten may turn out to be Obama’s great achievement.