Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Walt Mossberg interviews Jeff Bezos at Code Conference 2016 (video) (LINK) ["I make sure all of my meetings do not have tight agendas. I don't like a tight agenda on my meetings because tight agendas assume you know where you are going; which for a certain kind of meeting is right (if you're doing like a weekly business review and you're going through a metrics deck, that should have a good agenda). But most meetings are not like that. Most meetings should be used for a kind of mild brainstorming or something like that where you are really doing a lot of wandering. Wandering is super important. Thinking you know exactly where you're going is a kind of lack of humility that doesn't let you invent." -Jeff Bezos]

John Malone Talks TV Biz, Presidential Politics and His TCI Regret in Candid Q&A [H/T @chriswmayer] (LINK)

Phil Knight on Charlie Rose (video from about a month ago) (LINK)
Related book: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Buffett Awaits $8 Billion of ‘Bad News’ With Kraft Heinz Payment (video plays) (LINK)

Oil Change: Affluent Saudi Arabia Goes to Work [H/T @jasonzweigwsj] (LINK)

Daniel Tarullo: The One-Man ‘Judge and Jury’ for Banks [H/T @jasonzweigwsj] (LINK)

Risky Reprise of Debt Binge Stars U.S. Companies Not Consumers (LINK)

The Absolute Return Letter - June 2016 (LINK)

Mutual Fund Observer, June 2016 (LINK)

Book of the day (recommended by Marc Andreessen as being the best biography on Walt Disney): Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination - by Neal Gabler