As you read this, I’ll be visiting a university with my youngest son. We’re attending “Admitted Students Day” where we’ll get to learn more about the school, hear testimonials from current students, walk around campus, and participate in whatever else they have planned for us. The goal is to sell my son on going there in the fall versus the other schools he’s been admitted to.
They’re all good schools, and they each have their pluses and minuses, but they’re all the same when it comes to cost: they’re all outrageous.
[This is where I launched into a long rant about how the system is all broken and how applying for financial aid (which I do every year) is an exercise in futility, but I decided to delete the paragraphs].
What I’m most excited about is spending some one-on-one time with my son the next couple of days. He’ll soon leave the nest like his older siblings, leaving another empty chair at our dining room table. Everybody was right when my wife and I first became parents: time goes by so fast, so enjoy every moment with your kids.
Nothing outrageous about that.
Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Uber Is Considering Spinning Off Freight Logistics Division (Bloomberg)
- Pentagon Sees Giant Cargo Cranes as Possible Chinese Spying Tools (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- The largest planned logistics and business park in North America gets under way in Southern California (Building Design + Construction)
- Autonomous Trucking Upstart Embark Goes From $5B Valuation To Kaput In 16 Months (Crunchbase)
- Ocado pauses building new warehouses as annual losses balloon to £500m (The Guardian)
- FourKites and Spotos Join Forces to Bring Real-time Supply Chain Visibility to European Shippers
- U.S. Importers Seize on New Shipping Rules to Fight Late Fees (WSJ – sub. req’d)
I’m off the grid today, so I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte” by Sparks