sunday reading list 5.10.2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hello from quarantine week .. 8? 7? 9? 20? Unclear, time is meaningless, every day is groundhog's day, and I am eerily starting to get used to this quarantine survival routine (coming from someone with no kids). Here are the articles I read on this sunny Sunday - avoiding topics we are bombarded with daily such as the end of the world.

How Frozen Pizza Took off in America (CNBC): I've spent some time digging into some really meaningful (lol) blackholes this week. I actually thought this article was really interesting - especially the fact that pizza wasn't a thing in the U.S. until the 1950's (a world without pizza?? count me out), and when the first company filed for a frozen pizza patent they had to cook a pizza because the lawyers had never had pizza before.

Esther Perel on Couples Handling Stress in Quarantine (The New Yorker): I love everything Esther has for us and her tips for handling marital stress in quarantine when one person is now expected to be our entire village are great. If you haven't followed Esther I highly recommend her podcast Where Should We Begin (where you listen in on her couple's therapy sessions! Right now she's posting sessions with couples in quarantine around the world including an American couple where the husband is attempting to carry out his affair in quarantine asdkfajsldf). Also check out her Ted Talks and I loved this interview on 10 Percent Happier.

Elon Musk's Starter Wife (Marie Claire): The birth of Elon Musk's son X Æ A-12 has dominated my group texts and one friend shared this older article of his rising star as told by his first wife. Fascinating look into a completely different world.

J. Crew's Fall from Grace (Glossy): We talked J. Crew's bankruptcy filing on my IG stories this week and the fact that Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a business strategy not a closing. This article goes into how J. Crew fell so hard, what its options are moving forward, and the most pressing question: what does this mean for Madewell?! (spoiler alert: Madewell's not going anywhere, and in fact is more valuable than ever to the business).

Adele's Weight Loss and Toxic Diet Culture (Yahoo): Toxic diet culture could have its own Wake Up Wednesday (which I think it will this week). Why are we all obsessed with Adele's weight loss? Is it the most valuable thing she's ever done? Was she worth less before her weight loss?

The Three Shifts of Leadership Mastery (Columbia Business School): What 21st century leadership and adult learning science tell us about mastering our leadership potential.


  1. Can't wait to read about frozen pizza. It's a staple in our house! #sorrynotsorry

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