The Reis Release #3

What I’m reading…

Cheesy Dad” Reading and Reflections from Broyhill Asset Management.

I take offense to that title but anyway, this is a compilation of reading recommendations from the CIO of Broyhill Asset Management referencing one of my favorite reads: The Tail End from Waitbutwhy (if you haven’t heard of this blog, you must check it out).

What I’m listening to…

Mick Ebeling: On Why Nothing Is Impossible (featured on Cal Fussman’s new podcast)

Firstly, Fussman is a well-respected writer with many cover stories in Esquire magazine featuring his interviews with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Mikhail Gorbachev, you name it. He has a great interview voice and is known as one of the best question askers out there. This episode of the podcast features the founder of Not Impossible Labs, an incubator for building technology for the sake of humanity. One of their motto’s is, “commit and then figure it out.” The founder discusses an innovation to enhance the way the deaf listen to music and a graffiti artist with ALS who can now make art through his eyes. This also led me to their Not Impossible Podcast which features more of their work.

What I’m pondering…

Recent studies show apes can be generous and this generosity has existed for millions of years in our closest relatives, which suggests it’s in our DNA too. How can I be more generous at work? Here’s a task for next week (for myself too): go out of the way (i.e. be over generous) in compliments, thanks, and help and see what happens.

Quote I enjoyed…

“The most responsible thing you can do with buying clothes is, number one, buy used clothes. The damage has been done in making them. That’s the most responsible thing.” – Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. As you may know, I am a huge Patagonia fan and part of the reason is for all their innovation (they make nice looking clothes too). They began their sustainability efforts changing the way people rock climb (i.e. realizing that leaving pitons in the walls of Yosemite was damaging the park, Yvon began producing removable pitons for his friends), creating clothing from recycled polyester from plastic soda bottles in 1993, being one of the first companies to offer on-site childcare (since 1983), and more recently with their Worn Wear Shop. They’ve helped pave the way for trends that are more common place today such as the circular economy, zero waste, closed loop, sustainable clothing methods, or whatever you want to call it.

Please feel free to give me feedback and have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

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