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As I spend my days writing about finance it was interesting to read this piece on money and the meaning of life :

“Being rich does not automatically lead to a rich life. There is a difference between money and success. To be totally engaged with all my functions, all my faculties, all my capacities in life — to me that would be success. ” (Harvard Business Review)

– Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg gave a commencement address at Barnard which included great advice on having a rich life, especially  for women :

What about the rat race in the first place?  Is it worthwhile?  Or are you just buying into someone else’s definition of success?  Only you can decide that, and you’ll have to decide it over and over and over.  But if you think it’s a rat race, before you drop out, take a deep breath.  Maybe you picked the wrong job. Try again.  And then try again.  Try until you find something that stirs your passion, a job that matters to you and matters to others.  It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution.  It’s also a very clear path to happiness.

– these travel photographers of the year have found their passion ;

these photographs made me want to take a trip across America (via @brainpicker) ;

– but while I an in New york The Guardian has a list of 10 of the best books set in the city but misses one of my faves, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer;

– the same paper also has 10 of the best books set in London – glad that Monica Ali’s Brick Lane made the cut but I would also have included White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Have a good weekend.

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