I have had occasion recently to hop a plane without my usual travelling companion (LB)- this has caused me to spend more time watching people and making observations about the travelling experience. When did hats become a default fashion item in the lounge and I am not talking about your ubiquitous baseball caps which are…Details
Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any kind. Actually, come to think of it, he has a very nice watch. It is plastic and cost about $15. There are no trophies or…Details
British paratroopers sit across from themselves in the same aircraft that dropped them during the D-Day invasion.
Interesting little chart from The Conversation. The data is US derived but it would seem broadly applicable to anywhere. This also tallies with the surplus of data that links everything from life expectancy, general health and life satisfaction to education. The simple rule seems to be, the more you get the better you do at…Details
What are the lives of the planet’s wealthiest people really like? Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to find out. What’s It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires’ Money She knew she’d have a hard time gaining access to the world of the über wealthy, so she did something unusual:…Details
Episode Info Here’s a controversial statement: contemplating your mortality will make you happier. Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in end of life care and holds this to be true. Frank co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the Metta Institute, and is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.…Details
For the last five years, we lived with one of the most brilliant people on the planet. Sort of. See, we just published the biography of Dr. Claude Shannon. He’s the most important genius you’ve never heard of, a man whose intellect was on par with Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. We spent five years with him.…Details