Read — 2017/07/21

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools” (The Economist). Yes, they can…but will they? Or will resistance and convenience continue to mire us in a system in which “every pupil learn[s] the same topic in the same way at the same speed”?
  2. Self-disruption or self-destruction — can Wall Street tame the blockchain?“, by James Watkins (OZY). A fuzzy introduction to the blockchain technology (perhaps the most well known example being bitcoin) and the changes it brings to securities trading.
  3. Move over, hedge funds. Here’s where the megarich stash their cash“, by James Watkins (OZY). “Family offices” are estimated to manage $4 trillion. By comparison, hedge funds manage $3.2 trillion.
  4. Roger Federer takes record eighth Wimbledon title“, (ESPN). 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 over Marin Cilic.
  5. Miranda Kerr’s wedding dress: an exclusive look at her custom Dior Haute Couture gown“, by Rob Haskell (Vogue). Plus a description of Ms. Kerr’s intimate wedding to Evan Spiegel.