576. No one wants to hear you talk about your health, your dreams, your diet, or your money. - (via Mrs. Maria Matthiessen on This American LIfe)
3 weeks ago
"Jeremy and I would get sporadic emails like “So Murdoch evidently FIRED someone today in the cafeteria after coming out of a meeting, on the spot, after he caught the guy (someone in marketing) wearing a shirt that exposed too much of his chest. No joke. Evidently, it was the guy’s second warning.” As well as “Happened again. This time he asked Sal who said it was okay for me to have ‘hair like I am going to a disco’ (Rupert’s phrase). This time he got my last name.”" Rupert Murdoch, Neel Shah, and the Short Pants via Kottke
“I’m saying: ‘Winter is coming. Buy a coat,’ ” he said. “Other people are advising people to stay naked. If I’m wrong, you’re not hurt. If they’re wrong, you’re dead. It’s pretty benign advice to opt for safety for a while.” A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’ - NYT
"This time, he said, “If I’m right, it will be such a shock that people will be telling their grandkids many years from now, ‘Don’t touch stocks.’ ” The Dow, which now stands at 9,686.48, is likely to fall well below 1,000 over perhaps five or six years as a grand market cycle comes to an end, he said."
"With output bumped up from 1,001 horsepower to 1,200 horsepower, torque swelling to 1,106 pound-feet and a revised aerodynamic kit, runs of 265.9 and 269.8 mph for an average terminal velocity of 267.81 mph and a new world record for a production car.
The first five production Super Sports will sport the same black and orange finish as the record car and all production models will be electronically limited to 257.9 mph to protect the tires." autoblog