Newley's Notes

NN318: Goldens in GoldenBjörns

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👋 Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

Image of the week, above:

🙃 A license plate spotted here in Hong Kong. (Thanks, Anasuya!)

Here are 10 items worth your time this week:

1) 🐦 The WSJ has an exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s new autobiography of Elon Musk featuring the inside story of Musk’s purchase of Twitter. <– 🎁 free link

2) 🍹 RIP Jimmy Buffett, who died Friday at the age of 76, leaving behind not just a musical legacy but a business empire that made him a billionaire. <– 🎁 free link

3) 🧬 Early humans in Africa nearly went extinct some 900,000 years ago, dwindling in number to only about 1,280.

4) 🔭 So…we might need to rethink some of our basic assumptions about the universe.

5) 💤 Longread of the week, in The New Yorker: Do we misunderstand the reason we dream?

6) ❓ A masterwork of obsession: “The Mystery of the Bloomfield Bridge.”

7) 🌏 Here are some gorgeous 360-degree views of sights around the world.

8) 📺 The 25 best TV episodes from the past 25 years.

9) 🛍️ Photo essay: the world’s longest yard sale, running from Georgia to Michigan.

10) 🗣️ Fun video: changing English accents on the fly.


🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

“Bebe Backpack.”


💡 Quote of the week:

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer


👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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