Newley's Notes

NN319: Diving Doggos

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πŸ‘‹ 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:

😴 Spotted on a red Ferrari here in Hong Kong: NO SLEEP. (Thanks, Anasuya!)

Here are 10 items worth your time this week:

1) πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Hong Kong was hit last week by mammoth downpours that seeped into subway stations and submerged cars.

2) πŸ€– Artificial intelligence tool ChatGPP outperformed Wharton M.B.A. students in creating new business ideas, two professors write in the WSJ <– 🎁 Free link

3) πŸŽ₯ The inside story, from the New York Times’s Jim Stewart, of how Mattel hit it big with its blockbuster “Barbie” film.

4) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬ Reverse-engineering Egyptian mummifying balms.

5) β›΅ The wreck of a schooner that went down in 1881 has been found in Lake Michigan.

6) πŸ’¬ A look at words that are the same, or nearly so, in every language.

7) β˜• A pean to home espresso machines.

8) πŸ“Ί The utterly wild docu-series “How To With John Wilson” has come to an end after three seasons.

9) 🎧 Podcast episode of the week, touching on ambition, happiness, and indie rock: “Does anyone actually like their job?”

10) 🐹 A Florida man was arrested while attempting to “sail” to London – in a floating hamster wheel. (Thanks, Mike S.!)


🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

“Leaving work on Friday…”


πŸ’‘ Quote of the week:

β€œWe are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut


πŸ€— What’s new with you? Hit reply to send me tips, queries, random comments, and videos of fearless canines bounding into the unknown.


πŸ‘Š Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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