1. Anne Helen Petersen talked about layoffs, terrible CEOs, and the fight between how it has always been (employers in power) and how it could be. Worth a read!
Even if you’ve come to terms with the fundamental irrationality of the stock market, it’s still difficult to fight the feeling that CEOs are willing this recession into existence to create a justifying narrative for layoffs. Not because they necessarily want to save money, or even redirect the company, but to press reset on what they view as out-of-control compensation packages and worker demands.
2. I feel like I’ve linked this before, but I was stuck for something to listen to and Austin Kleon’s “31 perfect records” (i.e., albums where he doesn’t skip a track) came up. Sam Cooke is number 1!
3. Anything is a sea chanty:
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