Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Jim Collins Interviews Jorge Paulo Lemann (video) [H/T George] (LINK)
A good comment from Jim Collins around the 13:45 mark: "Most of us come at life as a series of 'What' questions. What am I going to do? What career? What company? It's about what...What? What? What? And I think what Jorge Paulo shifted to early in his life was that the first questions are always 'Who?'. Who are you going to allow to mentor you? Who do you want to spend your time with? You can be doing a lot of 'Whats' with your life, but if you're not doing it with people you love doing it with, it's really hard to have a great life." [Lemann follows up with some comments about this and Warren Buffett at the 16:30 mark.] 
And another good Collins quote around the 36-minute mark: "Luck favors the consistent. You're going to have good hands and bad hands in life. And you might get a bad hand early. You might go broke at 26. You might have come from a difficult place. If you see life as coming down from a single hand, then it's very easy to lose. Because what if that's a bad hand? But if you look at it as 'Life is a series of hands', and the key is to play every hand to the best of your ability; sometimes you get good hands, and sometimes you get bad hands. But you've got to stay at the table. You've got to stay in the game and keep playing."
Related book: DREAM BIG
How the Internet works: Submarine fibre, brains in jars, and coaxial cables [H/T Techmeme] (LINK) [This reminded me of the book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.]

a16z Podcast: Startups and Pendulum Swings Through Ideas, Time, Fame, and Money (LINK)

Sir Karl Popper's "Science as Falsification" (audio) [H/T @SpaceWeather101] (LINK)
Related book: Conjectures and Refutations