Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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Why It Feels Like We’re Falling Behind
It can take years to notice a life-changing invention.

Companies

About Apple Pay for merchants in the UK
It’s arrived – a few big names, but not everyone yet.

Slater & Gordon Tumbles by Record After Error in U.K. Reporting
Slater & Gordon Ltd. plunged the most on record in Sydney after saying it misreported U.K. cashflows, extending a rout that’s wiped 42 percent off its market value in four days.

Markets

Greece Saunters Across the Autobahn
Topical

Buyout Firms Join U.S. Apartment Hunt as Rentals Surge: Real M&A
If Blackstone gets behind it, you’ve got something working there,” Auerbach said. “If Lone Star gets behind it — because those guys are really smart folks — they see something there.

Why It Feels Like We’re Falling Behind
It can take years to notice a life-changing invention.

Investing

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.
If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.

How ‘The Outsiders’ Became One Of The Most Important Business Books In America
Even better, read the book.
Buffett, who is featured in the book, called it “an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation.”

Long reads

The Real Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment
All else being equal, we act as we think we’re expected to act—especially if that expectation comes from above.

Where in the world you’re most likely to be working too much—or napping
The countries that take the most time are heavily concentrated in Western Europe and Scandinavia. The average person in Spain spends a full hour longer on leisure daily than the average person in the OECD.

Graph of the week

Growing pains

Source: economist.com
Source: economist.com
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