Stand by for news… in 2023!
Wells $treet preps for a new year with a new look.
Much like Elon Musk, I’ve been working “hardcore.” Okay, maybe not as hardcore as Elon. But I wanted to take a moment to thank new and returning subscribers who’ve joined me here on Substack.
Starting January 1, you will receive my newsletter once a week via email, and I already have a full slate of topics — like this crazy company printing 3D houses; a banker who decided to create a human composting funeral business; a husband and wife who make money hosting events where husbands and wives swap partners.
Some stories will be snarky, some will be uplifting, but all of them will be told with an appreciation for people who try to build a weird business out of nothing.
Here’s a teaser. This is Micah Truman of Return Home, the human composting funeral service. In this video he explains how much soil families receive after a loved one is composted.
How crazy is that?
There will also be a monthly Dumb & Dumber column covering the worst career moves and financial blunders in the world of business, stories that make me say, “There but for the grace of God…” I mean, by January, Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of collapsed crypto platform FTX, might be in jail. Twitter could be in bankruptcy. (We’ll see if those two sentences age well.)
Readers have always provided me with fantastic feedback and story ideas, and I hope we can grow that relationship in 2023. I encourage you to leave comments or email email@example.com. If you haven’t subscribed, please do. Wells $treet is free, and that’s a great price in the current inflationary environment!
Meantime, enjoy the holidays. If you need something to listen to during a road trip over the next several weeks, I recommend my fun and funny historical podcast, “Top Story Tonight!” It retells the stories of Thanksgiving and Christmas as if modern media and social media existed centuries ago when events unfolded in real time. For example, traffic around Bethlehem is a mess:
Happy holidays! See you in 2023.
Have to laugh about FTX thing. As MLB has embarked on allowing teams to seek "sponsorships" and wear logos on uniforms I think to the MLB umpires who sported FTX logos during the last season. They went to bed with the wrong kind of business. Cheating and such. All this reminds me of the Bad news bears who was sponsored by Chico's bail bonds with icon slogan "Let freedom ring".