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Friday, July 17, 2020

What is the Measure of a Good Company? Why not be confident enough to be small and unique? @acontinuouslean

 
Why couldn't Brooks Brothers be smaller, unique, well-made, potent, and interesting?

Why couldn't 346 Madison be the best store in the world and a giant f/ck you to every retailer who comes through New York City a few times a year? Why not be confident enough to be small and unique?  

There are a lot of people who will spend money on quality and a lot who do care deeply about buying a suit made in Massachusetts or a shirt from North Carolina. But when you are trying to just move units at an outlet mall in Orlando or appeal to people with Targus briefcases shopping in an airport the whole made in America thing is probably not going to work out.

Read the piece by Michael Williams here: 


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The Queen of the Skies Latest Victim of the #Pandemic as British Airways Axes Its Fleet of #747 #JumboJets for Good 

The End of An Era
British Airways Is Grounding Its Fleet of 31 remaining 747 Jumbo Jets, four years ahead of schedule. 

There are only just over 500 747 Jumbo Jets still being flown, with just a third for passenger service, the rest being Cargo. 

The global 747 fleet topped out at 986 flown in 1998. 

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Investing in fine #wines would have given you a return of 39% over the past five years

BRICs, wine and debt dynamics: five charts that shaped June - Citywire
Cheers! 
BRICs, wine and debt dynamics: five charts that shaped June

With the pandemic still leading the investment agenda, what other notable events came to the fore over the past month?

Drink it in

Published: 08/06/20

Investing in fine wines would have given you a return of 39% over the past five years, according to the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index. The Liv-ex index tracks the prices of the most traded fine wines on the market and comprises of seven sub-indices, which are: Bordeaux 500; Bordeaux Legends 40; Burgundy 150; Champagne 50; Rhone 100; Italy 100; and the Rest of the World 60.

Breaking down performance into component parts over the past five years, the clear investment winner is Burgundy 150, which rose 76.9%. However, year-to-date returns have been dented with a loss of 6% over the past five months. Staying ahead this year with positive returns are the Champagne 50 index, up 3.2%, and Italy 100, which rose 4.6%.


https://citywireselector.com/news/brics-wine-and-debt-dynamics-five-charts-that-shaped-june/a1375607?ref=author/nlong#i=3

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