7PS: Meow 🐈

by | Feb 5, 2023

This edition: 267 words & 2 minutes to read.

Good operational security: 
Don’t announce where & when you will be somewhere. 

❌ Bad operational security:
I’m in Los Angeles at the Grammy Awards today.

Sometimes you have to be bad. 🤷🏽


Seven Point Sunday – February 5, 2022

💼 Portfolio Career

Meet Matt Levy. Composer, teacher, engineer. “I had to step away from music for many months to get a handle on things, and learn to accept a different way of hearing.”

⚡️ Productivity

Decline meetings with no purpose. Meetings are a place to brainstorm and encourage people to expand past their tunnel view and contribute to a foreign subject. But if a meeting is only about project updates, this can be handled far more efficiently.

💰 Money

Consider LyondellBasell Industries (LYB). Manufactures chemicals globally. Dividend ~6%. The firm has increased its dividend for 12 years. Check this thesis.  


📚 Books

Read When McKinsey Comes to Town by Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe. A portrait of the company sharply at odds with its public image. The authors penetrated the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey by conducting hundreds of interviews, obtaining tens of thousands of revelatory documents, and following rule #1 of investigative reporting: Follow the money.


🎵 Music/Spoken Word

Listen to The First Time I Wore Hearing Aids by Raymond Antrobus, produced by Ian Brennan. A tremendous project: “I believe that Raymond Antrobus is one of the strongest poets of his generation and that his voice needs to be heard as widely as possible,” says Brennan. 

📽️ Film

Watch Cameraperson directed by Kirsten Johnson. Exposing her role behind the camera, Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.


📷 Photo