WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
Craigs Investment Partners, 10 May 2019
A weekly round up of the articles and stories that have made our reading lists. This week we learned that rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they're talking about.
1. INTERVIEW WITH PETER COOPER - CHAIRMAN, COOPER & COMPANY - Unfiltered
From Kaitaia College to $350 million Britomart property developer. Founder and Executive Chairman of Cooper & Company, Kaitaia-raised Peter Cooper (CNZM) has amassed a fortune in the long term game of property development, with an estimated net worth of $780 million.
2. IF WE CARE ABOUT PLASTIC WASTE, WHY WON’T WE STOP DRINKING BOTTLED WATER? - The Guardian
We have all seen the damage plastic waste is doing around the world – but sales of bottled water have continued to grow.
3. WHAT IT TAKES TO PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY - The New Yorker
Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general.
4. RICH GUYS ARE MOST LIKELY TO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT, STUDY SUGGESTS - Washington Post
Researchers embarked on a novel study intent on measuring what a Princeton philosophy professor contends is one of the most salient features of our culture — the ability to play the expert without being one. Or, as the social scientists put it, to BS.
5. SHOULD YOU BUY AN ELECTRIC CAR? - BBC
Electric cars are increasingly taking to our roads but many people still have reservations. Common worries include the price of the vehicles, where you can charge, charging times and the wider environmental costs of manufacturing them.