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Week of June 13, 2016

“There is no better test of a man’s ultimate chivalry and integrity than how he behaves when he is wrong.”

G.K. Chesterton

British Author and Essayist

Author of the “The Father Brown Mysteries”


Stand and Really Deliver (46% more)

Queen Mary’s Annual Address

Hacking Yourself

Econ Recon: Elections, Politics and Stocks


Stand and REALLY Deliver (46% more) 

It’s been said that “sitting is the new smoking.”  New research indicates that standing and walking are critical to a healthy, longer life and can slow down the aging process. 

It now appears that by getting off our backsides we’ll be more productive as well. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Texas, employees at a call center who stood periodically were 46% more productive than those who sat.   Check out this brief summary of the study and its results (a link to the study itself is also provided).

Queen Mary’s Annual Address

It’s summer so it’s time for the annual state of the internet report from the woman who is one of the best respected analysts of the IT world, Mary Meeker (aka “Queen of the Internet) of the Kleiner Perkins venture capital firm.  At the recent 2016 Code Conference she offered a 25 minute video overview (accompanied by 200+ slides) of the future of the Internet, Smart Phones, and the impact on retailing and automotive, to name just a few of the topics covered. 

Click here for the Internet Trends slide deck, then scroll down for the accompanying video of Mary Meeker’s address.    If you scroll down even further you can access Ms. Meeker’s Internet Trends Reports going back to 2001. 

This presentation is required viewing for anyone whose business is impacted by the internet (so I guess that means YOU!)

Hacking Yourself 

The most important thing we ever manage is ourselves.   This article from INC magazine suggests that one important technique in this regard is to “edit your memories.”   The author thinks that “this neuroscience hack can make you unstoppable.” 

Econ Recon: Elections, Politics and Stocks

In a recent Wesbury 101 video, economist Brian Wesbury urges us to look past the election and economic news about specific companies that may be negative and look at the bigger picture.  This seven minute video  predicts continued GDP growth and MUCH more upside on the stock market.