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Thoughts I'm Thinking #4


A collection of interesting, important and sometimes ridiculous miscellanea that I've stumbled across this week...


  • This article in Bloomberg News about the rise and fall of We Charity is worth the read. Back when I was a local rep for World Vision, I had a high school teacher tell me that We Charity was "all smoke and no fire." After reading this article, I think I understand what he meant.

  • Alan Cross has written a short piece about the Canadian Content (CANCON) rules that were introduced in 1971 to promote the nascent Canadian music industry. As it turns out, it was a pretty good idea.

  • We may not be able to travel right now, but thanks to Drive & Listen, you can hitch a ride in high-definition through over 50 cities while listening to a local radio station. Or if you prefer, turn off the radio and just listen to the street noise as you take in the view at street level. I've been through Dublin, Chicago and New York City so far. Where do you want to visit?

  • Speaking of city tours, I found this video of a drive through Colombo, Sri Lanka. I recognize a lot of these streets from my visit in 2018. Colombo, and all of Sri Lanka, is absolutely charming. I hope to make it back to this beautiful country some day.

  • Fascinating article in The Atlantic about the "gospel of work" - the impacts our workism and how it has become our new religion.

  • And this article, also in The Atlantic, explains why "find your passion" is awful advice when it comes to career choices.

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