Posted on April 17 2020
If you want a short break and a smile on your face, watch these nuns in Spain taking a break from sewing masks to play a game of basketball.
- It was tough to watch SNL’s Michael Che briefly mention the loss of his grandmother on last week’s episode, but it’s humbling to see him turn this tragedy around and pay rent for 160 NY public housing residents as a tribute to his grandmother.
- Friendly reminder – “One World: Together At Home”, the entertainment special brought to us by Lady Gaga, Global Citizen and the WHO (World Health Organization, not to be mistaken with the band) airs this Saturday. Here’s a full list of the lineup and where you can watch.
IN BUSINESS / ECONOMY
- The Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses has officially run out of money after 13 days. The program has come up short leaving many businesses unable to even submit applications. There are talks to increase the funds but given scrutiny around the program’s management and the need for a hospital funding package, it’s unclear when legislators will come to an agreement.
- Jeff Bezos’s annual shareholder letter is a worthwhile business read every year. Here’s the key takeaways from this year’s letter and the full version if you have more time.
- A longer but worthwhile read about the challenges of our economic system, leaving many Americans living on the precipice.
IN POLITICS / GOVERNMENT
- In a videoconference Thursday afternoon with the governors, Trump stated, “You’re going to call your own shots,” and shared a three-phased recommendation for reopening the US.
- In case you’ve been stuck in Netflix land like us, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has increased her public appearances and sat for 25 TV interviews in an effort to provide an alternative narrative to President Trump’s daily briefings.
JUST FOR YOU
- Managing people – What separates great bosses from bad ones? This quick read outlines some of the most important traits. The best part? You can start practicing these behaviors from when you start helping someone with their work all the way until you manage an entire organization. Also referenced in the article is a link to how Google evaluates leaders.
- Productivity – home distractions getting the best of you? Here are three things extremely productive people do to limit distractions. Now how do I ask my cat to stop being so cute?!