Saturday, February 21, 2015


East Coast Q4 2014 Letter: All Is Well Since All Grows Better (LINK)

Allan Mecham’s Arlington Value Capital 2014 Annual Letter (LINK)

Cantab Capital Partners: Cursed by Randomness [H/T @george_cooper__) (LINK)

Fireside Chat with Eric Schmidt and Sal Khan of Khan Academy (video) [H/T ValueWalk] (LINK)

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman (LINK) [I first came across this story and the Monty Hall Problem in the excellent book, The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives.]

The Brain's Way of Healing: stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries (LINK)
In his new book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge shows the astonishing advances of neuroplasticity being used to improve, and even cure, many prevalent brain problems previously thought to be incurable or irreversible. Doidge describes a series of remarkable recoveries using natural, non-invasive techniques: cases where sounds played into the ear successfully treat autism, learning disorders and attention deficit in children; gentle electrical stimulators tingling on the tongue are used to reverse symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Finally, he reveals simple methods proven to reduce the risk of dementia by 60%. Using moving human stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates the principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.