Celebrating my firstborn child today
Barry Ritholtz Interviews Arthur Levitt: Masters in Business
Do yourself a favor and carve out some time to listen to Barry Ritholtz Masters in Business podcast series. Serious words of wisdom and I’ve only listened to 2. This interview with Arthur Levitt is, so far, my favorite. I love old people.
“In 1981, while a student at Occidental College in California, Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech at a rally protesting the college’s investments in companies that were doing business in apartheid South Africa. His speech ended when he was carried off by two students who were pretending to be oppressive Afrikaners.”
Hazel by Imani Finkley, 11
She drew this UPSIDE DOWN. Incredible. My goal as her mother is to just nurture this incredible talent that she has. I’m so impressed.
My first bloom!
Remember this? I had no idea what I was planting. Just some green plant lol. What a pleasant surprise!
“Elon’s post is a short and powerful statement in favor of the idea that innovation comes from a movement and that innovative companies should lead those movements by sharing their intellectual property, not hoarding it.”
As usual, a Fred Wilson post turns on a light bulb. And as usual, Elon Musk truly inspires.
“Investment by the US in Africa has fallen in relation to China and other emerging countries during a decade of conflict in the Middle East… and a focus on… Asia.”
We are now the very proud parents of a kindergarten graduate: Advanced in both Chinese and English and also named Student of the Month! She’s only 6 folks wow! I’m just so impressed with my baby baby.
#RIP Maya Angelou
My favorite of her creations:
BY MAYA ANGELOU
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees.
I say, It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman, That’s me.
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say, It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. I say, It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.
Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)
POET Maya Angelou 1928–2014