We have another edition of the Three Links I Love which are never just three. Try six this time! The shareholder letter by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, how to learn how to learn, the last Jew in this Greek city, evidence how we live in the best of times, the ultimate collection of last words and we end with the internet classic about roasting some shoes lol.
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In Amazon, It Is Always Day 1
This is the 2017 letter to shareholders by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. It is an incredible read! If you are into business, management, leading, where we are going, etc…is a must read. And you also have the 1997 letter at the end, what an incredible ride. Then again, I would probably not want to work for this guy lol. I always pick up things to lead the incredible team we have here at TBB, moi!
Not going to spoil it by adding excerpts here, I would not do it justice…at all!
Learning to Learn: The Ultimate Survival Tool
Indeed, another must read for you! From a former teacher. Here are the best methods:
- Find meaning
- Avoid cognitive overload
- Active learning works best
- Utilize prior knowledge
- Space out the material and review
- Images work
- Make plenty of mistakes
- Rely on mastery rather than performance
- Write about what you learned
- Create a diverse environment
The last Jew keeps the faith
In northern Greece, there is a city named Drama. Yep, it means exactly that! Back in the decades of the 60s and 70s they had a great soccer team…but that is a story for another day. Well, the city has one Jew left. Growing up in Larissa I remember one of my friends was Erikos, a Jewish kid. We lost touch over the years. There was a small synagogue in the next neighborhood but I think it has been closed for a while. I am going to ask my mother next time we talk what happened to my friend and his nice family.
A History of Global Living Conditions in Five Charts
Please stop bitching. The evidence shows we are living in the best of times. Yeah, really! No reason to vote angry…yeah, reeeeeeally!
The Ultimate Collection of Manly Last Words
We never forget the first word of TBB blog’s mission: Entertainment! And this is a fun one, which one is your favorite? Mine is this one:
please stop roasting my goddamned shoes
Featuring @fart, @Arr and @weedguy420bonner. You need to see this! Trust me! If you want to laugh. If you don’t laugh…what can I say, sad!
And I leave you with this…
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Yes, congrats! One day a troll will be first!
And now back to another day of dedicating my blog to troll in some twisted logic.
You all enjoy your Sunday, even you trolls. Lets make this the highest traffic Sunday ever, like you helped yesterday, thank you.
Imagine writing three comments in a row about trolls!!!!
Your largest day ever still makes you just a blip in the hobby. 600K players and you can’t get past the 100K Alexa mark.
And 10 hypocritical card sales per month = Rounding Error to the blogs people really read.
OK Wound him up. Lets watch him go!!!!!
Per Bezos: the best bosses I ever had didn’t care about being the biggest, moving up the fastest, becoming the richest, or anything like that. The best bosses wanted to have a nice working environment for themselves and realized that can’t happen without everyone around (and under) them also having a nice working environment.
Silver. Since ingy will never count for anything. He’s lonely drinking early today, huh?
Client recently got offer from Amazon but decided against it…got spooked by the publicity from some sad cases in the news.
What I found remarkable was…reading the 1997 letter and comparing to what happened with this company since then, just fascinating
When you retire, I hope you do something more constructive with your life instead of making an ass of yourself repeatedly trolling blogs you do not like. Especially on Saturday nights and early Sunday mornings.
An update on my Jewish friend: He had a sister, my brother’s age. She was his first crush as a kid. She married and converted to Christian Orthodoxy and stayed in Larissa. She works at a super market down the street from the house we grew up in and he always goes there to say hi when he visits. My first crush was a blonde named Stella, she ended up becoming a junkie, so sad. But not more sad than being trolled here by this dude.
Question from reader:
How to get from Paris to Barcelona on July 8th this summer? Appears Avios are not an option. Family of 4. I suggested…Easyjet gulp. Is the train a viable option? I looked at it years ago and it was a long and expensive ride.
Vueling? Move Avios into Iberia Plus ( BA cannot book Vueling). Needs your IB account to be 90 days old and active before you can transfer in though.
I am afraid this will not work for him at this point…But I did not know about this, so thanks!
I love TBB. I love watching a guy comment on others behavior when he thinks it makes sense to shut off business to new customers while writing a go nowhere blog. And doing so, it appears, during open market working hours when a fiduciary responsibility should be his focus.
Yep, its me making the ass of myself. Gotcha rot leader
Too bad you didn’t sell for enough to do something constructive with your life. #so sad.
Sam, got plenty thanks. Follow your leader!!!
Train-yup! I’m doing that one next month. Leaves Paris around 2pm, arrives Barcelona around 8:30pm. See Man in Seat 61 for details.
96-109 Euro per adult, depending where you book…cheaper for youth not sure but cutoff may be age 12 or so. 6.5 hours on the TGV, available non-stop or with 1 train change.
Depending on the ULCC prices, I’d tend to go with the train as long as it was affordable. It usually saves the transport time to/from the airports, arriving early enough to check bags, clear security theater, wait for the plane. Net time may not be that different in the end.
Not sure if there are slower & cheaper options – this site is always great for reading up on train options:
Great, I ‘ll send him to read this, thanks.
craig schnarrs says
thank you for the tips, i am the reader that asked!
And Now....Something More Upbeat and Cheerful says
DANSDEALS is changing it’s name to DANSDEADDEALS
I think he is on vacation, this must be the Danbot 🙂
Question for George:
Has Twitter or your comment section ever interfered with your fiduciary duty to a client? Asking for a friend…
Thanks for posting the link to the “Last Jew” in Drama. Your timing is most appropriate, since tonight begins the Jewish holiday of Yom Ha Shoah, the day when we remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust.
As the article explains, members of Jacob Cohen’s family survived thanks to Metropolitan Bishop Ioakeim and the kindnesses of the people of the village of Keramidi, where they took refuge. I checked and learned that Bishop Ioakeim is honored among the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum and memorial in Jerusalem.
Here’s an excerpt of the article George linked to with more details:
“Cohen was born in Kavala shortly before his mother fled by ship to Thessaloniki, and from there to Volos to her family. His grandfather was the chief rabbi there and soon realized that the Nazis were coming after the Jews there. After the Metropolitan Bishop Ioakeim refused to hand the Germans a list of the Jews in the town – telling them, “I am a Jew” – Cohen’s grandfather told his flock to hide and gathered together his family.
They fled to the village of Keramidi in the mountains, which was in rebel-held territory. “The people in the village treated us very well and we stayed there until the liberation,” says Cohen.”
As Jews around the world honor the victims we also honor the heroes who managed to save Jews. Thank you for sharing Jacob Cohen’s story. And doing it today!
it is a good day not to forget.
Thanks for taking the time to make this wonderful comment. I would like to take the credit (oh oh ) I posted this story on this day because I knew it in advance but…I didn’t.
Am I glad I posted this in such a day? You bet!
Thanks for sharing, it’s important to not forget these things.
rick the trick you’re right about george. pushes links and trolls other blogs for pushing links. he is an odd dude. but you got big $ for a dog crap blog. you’re not a smart man & made a fortune pushing links. so how come you spend time on a crazy persons blog to troll. makes you an even bigger loser than him.
Thank you for your support dingy!
Is AA the new boycott with the FA hitting the mom w 2 infants in the face? Im not up to speed on all my boycotts.
I think we are on to Delta now…
I am starting to lose count!
Did you call Jeff Bezos, Jebb Bezos on purpose or just bad editing? Ok all done trolling, is pointing out an error trolling? Asking for a friend of course.
I don’t read the comments daily but I was thinking I hadn’t heard about the non-Amazon Alexa in a while, thanks for the update FTG.
Lol only old unintelligent Rick would still think Alexa is accurate or used by anyone in the know. It’s more outdated than that website Frugal Travel Guy.
“old unintelligent Rick”
You forgot “morbidly obese.”
Fixed. Can’t believe I did that…even after I went over it to fix typos! I care about this stuff!
I smiled with yr Alexa comment, well played!
Messi!!! On more travel related topics, I think we just hit peak airline scandal. Hope vftw stops with the manifestos.
Ok, back to finding my award to South Am. Thought the 3 AA plats would be enough, but I would need 4 and a half to get to 270k ( for coach obviously)
Messi’s 500th career goal, no words
Soccer is awesome. Where a little 5-6″ dude can dominate the sport. No other sport is that possible
Jose Altuve, does very good for the short folks in baseball.
Nick @ Personal Finance Digest says
The ramp is a metaphor for the 5/24 rule: http://i.imgur.com/EmupAXg.gifv
@ES, thanks for the update. My synagogue, and the entire Jewish community throughout the world, took time today to remember those that were killed in the Holocaust.