Wednesday, April 20, 2016


America’s secret weapon - By Bill Gates [H/T The Big Picture] (LINK) [The follow-up video and discussion on innovation is HERE.]

Ten Lessons from One of the World’s Most Legendary Investors (LINK)
Related book: Templeton's Way with Money: Strategies and Philosophy of a Legendary Investor
Apollo Asia Fund's Q1 report: Kafka's costs (LINK)
Lessons from the Fall of SunEdison (LINK)

Ben Thompson on how the media business is changing (The Ezra Klein Show Podcast) (LINK)

Edge #465: Power Over Nature - A Conversation with Frank Wilczek (LINK)

Hans Rosling’s Important Truths about Population Growth and the Developing World (LINK)

Do Animals Have Culture? (LINK)

Postscript: Bill Campbell, 1940-2016 (LINK)
In the brief history of modern Silicon Valley, Bill Campbell, who died yesterday, at the age of seventy-five, is a giant. His various titles—Columbia football coach, Apple executive, co-founder of Go Corp., Intuit C.E.O., chairman of Apple, chairman of the Columbia University board—do not convey his influence. In the world capital of engineering, where per-capita income can seem inversely related to social skills, Campbell was the man who taught founders to look up from their computer screens. He was known throughout the Valley as “the Coach,” the experienced executive who added a touch of humanity as he quietly instructed Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, the founders of Twitter, Sheryl Sandberg, and countless other entrepreneurs on the human dimensions of management, on the importance of listening to employees and customers, of partnering with others. His obituary was not featured on the front of most newspapers, or at the top of most technology news sites, but it should have been.