Tuesday, November 24, 2015


60 Minutes on The Future of Money (video) (LINK)
A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones. It's improved commerce and brought basic necessities to poorer areas
Howard Marks on Bloomberg last Friday (video) [H/T ValueWalk] (LINK)
Howard Marks, co-chairman at Oaktree Capital, discusses high-risk debt markets and the future of hedge funds. 
Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineer | Talks at Google (video) (LINK)
Retired Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr stopped by Google to discuss his career which spans 40 years developing more than 100 designs for attractions ranging from the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorails to the design of the mechanical workings of Disney’s first Audio-Animatronics® human figure, Abraham Lincoln, featured in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
Blue Origin completes successful Earth landing of its New Shepard rocket (LINK)
Jeff Bezos just accomplished the near impossible: one-upping Elon Musk. 
Bezos’s private space company, Blue Origin, has just completed a successful Earth landing of its New Shepard rocket, making it the first reusable rocket to land totally intact, something that has eluded Musk’s SpaceX.
Quote of the day, from John Mackey in the Whole Foods conference presentation from last week:
"But one thing about business is that if you're not willing to attack your own business model, you can't expect other people not to attack it.... You have to be willing to disrupt yourself because others are going to disrupt you."
Book of the day: How the World Was One [H/T Chris Dixon in his chat with Shane Parrish. There are also more good books mentioned in the show notes]