Norway’s $1 Trillion Man Talks Brexit, China and Big Tech. An interview with Yngve Slyngstad.
BM: What do you make of [Big Tech] share prices?
YS: The first thing to note is the size of these companies relative to the market in general. When you see the market cap of Facebook surpassing the combined market cap of Russia—and Amazon actually crossed the combined market cap of Brazil—it just tells you that it’s well worth spending more time thinking about how these companies affect how the economy is working and about their long-term profitability, rather than spending too much time on geopolitical risk or the risk of a country having some difficulties for the moment. It’s the development of how the economy is put together rather than the simple political issues of the day that we try to focus on.
Boy Meets World was a major show from my childhood. I vividly remember watching it and how cool the older brother Eric was. Well, having grown up, I have learned more about Will Friedle thanks to his involvement with Critical Role. Here’s a great interview done as part of their Between the Sheets show that dives into his life, anxiety, and who he is..
For 2019, I decided to quit soda. And it was shockingly easy this time. I did this before and ended up relapsing but I’ve really tackled it anew this year.
The only drinks I’ve had:
- Apple juice
- Blackberry Izze
Before you say it, I know some of these drinks have a lot of sugar. That’s the point. I’ve been quitting soda primarily to get me off of caffeine. Cutting back on sugar is coming next.
But what actually made me want to write this post is that I’m currently sitting in a hotel room, of which one of my travel routines is to enjoy a bottle of Pepsi while watching streams in the hotel. It has no sense it’s just a thing I’ve found myself doing while I travel and today as I sit in this hotel room I was struck by a real wanting for soda – something I haven’t truly faced since I stopped drinking soda.
Ah the joys of the human mind.
Such an utterly forgettable Superbowl. Yes the Patriots are the greatest NFL franchise ever. Congrats to the deplorable Robert Kraft. Now I can go back to not caring about football and just focusing on soccer.
A neat short Twitter thread from Humberto Rosa, Sony’s lead animator from his work on Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, diving into a 2-second clip of Gwen Stacy drumming.
The idea that we might have made a discovery which could prove the key to to stopping Alzheimer’s is truly exciting. I’m not ready to call it a done deal, but it could be huge news if it proves true.
Ahmed Best was just 26 years old when he played Star Wars’ Jar Jar Binks. In this video by SoulPancake he opens up about the toxicity and hatred he faced which nearly drove him to suicide.