This morning, I woke up to a power failure. So I’m having to write this off my phone before I head to a meeting.

That said, I’m using the term “write” very loosely – because this isn’t going to be long.

Here’s a world map of billionaires, from

What I was most surprised by: just how many of the billionaires are company founders. I mean, when people talk about wealth inequality, you get this impression that it’s all dynastic wealth and historical privilege.

And of course, that clearly exists. But just as clearly, it’s not all that exists.

Just a quick Thursday thought.

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