Executive Briefing

The things that inspired me in 2019

A year-end gift guide for the mind.

Instead of a holiday gift guide — AirPods Pro are out of stock, anyway — here are some of the things that made me smarter this year.

The podcasts I keep thinking back to

The single podcast episode I’ve thought about the most this year — and just listened to for the fourth time — is Momofuku founder David Chang’s interview with New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz. Through the lenses of cooking, art, and writing — and two eccentric personalities — it’s a deep but entertaining discussion of the struggles and truths of creativity.

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