The Friday Five: The Unicorn Hiding @ Harvard, Holmes Out for Blood, & More

Episode XX

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Today at a Glance:

  • Quote: Muhammad Ali on changing views.

  • Tweet: Bolt CEO on the 4-day workweek.

  • Article: Harvard’s hidden media empire.

  • Podcast: The saga of Elizabeth Holmes.

  • Bonus: Japanese Puffer Fish artwork.


One Quote:

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” — Muhammad Ali

The ability to change your mind is a superpower.

What have you changed your views on recently?

(Share this on Twitter!)


One Tweet:

Really interesting thread from the founder of Bolt (e-commerce tech unicorn) on his rationale for shifting to a 4-day workweek. He references the lion framework—which is critical and something I’ve written about in the past. I’m here for this change.


One Article:

Harvard — a Media Company

Harvard Business Review is the unicorn hiding at Harvard—it has been around for 100+ years, has 340,000 subscribers, over $250 million in revenue, and is bigger than Forbes, Fortune, and Axios.

Epic piece from The Generalist diving into this lesser-known media empire.


One Podcast:

The United States vs. Elizabeth Holmes

I first heard about Elizabeth Holmes when she was on the cover of Fortune magazine in 2014—“This CEO Is Out For Blood” remains the most badass cover story title of all time. Well…a lot has changed since then, but the story remains captivating.

But who is Elizabeth Holmes? A fraudster? Or an entrepreneur who got over her skis and didn’t know how to slow down?

Listen to this podcast and decide for yourself.

Listen to it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


One Bonus:

The Japanese Puffer Fish goes to extreme lengths to grab the attention of a mate. Must watch!


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