If you are in tune with the debate in black America or with zeit geist media then you will know This is America and been one of the 130m odd people have watched it (about 75m in the first 24 hours or so). Many of my investment/business type readers are not, so in my best silo cutting mode I draw your attention to it.
At my mingle, you won’t have a half naked black man shooting guns, dancing on cars and reflecting through song and video the state of the black American body. But, you might find something equally surprising. Do come.
Childish Gambino’s work chimes with Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Black American experience (blogs here) and is a cousin rhyme to recent works on the Black British experience (Afrua Hirsh and Reni Eddo-Lodge) and chimes with the lens on Black America female hair (Solange on Don’t touch my Hair).
It will make a good subject for high school essays for years to come.
More thoughts: My Financial Times opinion article on long-term investing and how to engage with companies.
How to live a life, well lived. Thoughts from a dying man. On play and playing games.
If you'd like to feel inspired by commencement addresses and life lessons try: Neil Gaiman on making wonderful, fabulous, brilliant mistakes; or Nassim Taleb's commencement address; or JK Rowling on the benefits of failure. Or Charlie Munger on always inverting; Sheryl Sandberg on grief, resilience and gratitude.
A provoking read on how to raise a feminist child.
Cross fertilise. Read about the autistic mind here.