Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Elizabeth Holmes: One woman’s drive to upend medical testing (LINK)
Related links: Elizabeth Holmes at TEDMED 2014 (video)Elizabeth Holmes interview at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco ’14
Atul Gawande's 2014 Reith Lectures series (LINK)
In the 2014 Reith Lectures series, entitled The Future of Medicine, Dr Atul Gawande examines the nature of progress and failure in medicine.  
Berkshire Hathaway Director Susan Decker offers rare peek into Warren Buffett's boardroom [H/T Linc] (LINK
Early in her tenure at Berkshire, Decker said she shared with Buffett that based on her experience with board service, directors typically play an increasing role based on the size of a proposed transaction. For instance, she recalled telling Buffett that a small deal might be considered an internal investment, a larger deal might be brought to the attention of the board's audit committee and the largest of deals are brought before the full board.

"Warren leaned back and laughed and said, 'You need to devise that for the next CEO,'" Decker recalled Monday.
Sellers Capital still looking for a resolution with its Premier Exhibitions shares after the recent deal falls through [H/T Linc] (LINK)

Mark Spitznagel: The Goat Whisperer [H/T Jim] (LINK)
Related book: The Dao of Capital
Andrew Smithers: The post-recession slowdown is structural (LINK)