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The Leyendecker View: May 22, 2020


“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety
 deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
- Benjamin Franklin
 

SOME GOOD NEWS

100 year old is knighted
For his $40 million fundraise for UK doctors and nurses.
 
Animals that have staged a comeback
Blue whales, bees, and wolves are back from the brink.

NASA finds parallel universe where time goes backward
Can we go back and change some of our bad decisions?
 
OUR FINANCE WORLD
 
Day of reckoning, or a new age of opportunity?
Oil and gas after COVID-19.
 
The sprint to raise a credit fund
Apollo hopes to profit from the tumult.
 
A CEO’s guide to reenergizing your team
Leadership to break through fear and denial.
 
Coronavirus will lead to largest insurance losses ever
Suggests Lloyd’s of London.
 
TECHNOLOGY
 
Robots not going to take over the world
The inventor of Roomba says he knows why.
 
Robot dog now a social distancing narc
Spot the (robot) dog is freaking people out.
 
The REV robot is delivering food
Demand grows 4X during crisis.
 
CORONAVIRUS
 
American billionaires gain $434B since the pandemic
The wealth gap widens.
 
The new outbreak in China
What are we learning from it?
 
US has 3 months to prepare for next COVID wave
According to President Obama’s science advisors.
 
THE COLLEGE CRUSH
 
Can colleges survive the coronavirus?
The math is not pretty.
 
The crisis on campus is here to stay
Enrollment declines, online learning costs increase.
 
The coming disruption
Scott Galloway predicts a few elite cyborg universities will dominate.
 
THE ECONOMIC VIEW
 
Money in the bank
A $2T stimulus fund that’s not from government.
 
Managing the coming global debt crisis
It’s not an if, it’s a when.
 
Time to resurrect antitrust
So says a former Secretary of Labor.
 
REBUILDING AMERICA
 
21 ways restaurants could change forever
Leading chefs make their predictions.
 
The crisis brings out more interest in universal basic income
An economy grower, or a work disincentive?
 
Nation’s largest solar farm gets approval
Renewable generation to pass coal soon.
 
THE CHINA SYNDROME
 
China gut punches Australia some more
Thanks to an 80% tariff on their barley.
 
The US moves to cut off Huawei from global chip suppliers
Hell hath no fury like a China scorned.
 
Americans are giving China the cold shoulder
Over 40% suggest they won’t buy products made in China.
 
THE NEXT NORMAL
 
A commencement address too honest to deliver in person
What are you putting in your mind?
 
A red light district gone dark
Amsterdammers reclaim their city.
 
Travel and entertainment companies must adapt
When and how will people feel safe taking trips?
 
A BETTER YOU
 
Get back your time
5 productivity tips to free up time for…more Netflix.
 
A few small wins every day
Momentum will push you to the big wins. 
 
It’s all your fault
Active vs. passive mindsets.
 
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
 
Il Pescatore Completo
Patagonia Films provides a little mindcation.
 
HOW ABOUT A BREAK
 
5 books to read this summer
Bill Gates shares his annual recommendations.
 
Better safe than sorry
If you had Covid, wait 30 days after recovery to have sex.
 
The new astrology
Is reading economic models little different from reading the stars?
 
FROM THE HEADHUNTER’S KITCHEN
 
Asparagus pesto with pasta
Excellent spring-to-summer dish.
 
THOUGHTS FROM DOUG
                       
9/11 gave us Homeland Security jobs. Today’s crisis will create new jobs, such as thermal scanners, cart wipers, and contact screeners. Will these jobs get us out of the economic ditch?
 
Is today’s technology the golden goose or the golden calf?
 
Crises open the door for dictators. History tells us autocratic rule is the norm, not the anomaly. 
 
Wondering how long it will take to break up the big tech companies? Sure seems it’s coming.
 
Does the wealth effect economy make us more stable? Or does it do the opposite?
 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
 
The Leyendecker View: Navigating Deglobalization
May 15, 2020
 
The Leyendecker View: The Restart
May 8, 2020
 
 

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