4/2/20 Power Five

  1. America’s Work Obsession – “Even if Americans stayed home for the next several weeks, the average American would still finish the year having worked as many hours as Germans work in a typical year.”
  1. On Restaurant Margins – Recommended. Infographics break down financial statements from Boston’s Mei Mei.
  1. How Jay Powell’s Career Prepared Him for the Crisis – Bernanke was eminently prepared to deal with the last crisis as an expert on the Great Depression. Powell’s preparation – corporate law, Wall Street, and public service.
  1. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Original Watercolors for The Little Prince – “On July 31, 1944, he left on a reconnaissance mission, never to return. He was 44 years old when he perished – a biographical detail that lends eerie poignancy to the fact that, perched atop his little planet, the Little Prince watched the sun set exactly 44 times.”
  1. 15 Pastas to Make From Scratch – Quarantine is a perfect time to try something new.