Weekly Reflection: Week One Hundred Sixty-Two

This is my one-hundred-sixty-second weekly reflection. Here are my takeaways from this week:

  • Schedule – This was the first full week of my schedule experiment. During week one, I was able to do significantly more long-form reading. And I had some interesting insights as a direct result.  
  • Banking – The First Republic Bank failure wasn’t a surprise. Interest-only mortgages being a contributing factor was. I’ve been thinking about the impact this product likely had on high-end real estate prices. It’s also got me thinking about where we were in the credit cycle when these loans were made and where we currently are.  
  • Timing – I’ve been thinking about cycles and timing of ideas. Understanding where we are in a cycle can help you understand when the time is right (or wrong) to do something. Still thinking about this and getting the perspectives of others.  

Week one-hundred sixty-second was a productive week. Looking forward to next week!