Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Three brief company updates from our Boyles portfolio (LINK)

Andrew Smithers: Bad information is bad for the economy (LINK)

Chinese Solar Maker Plunges, Losing Nearly $19 Billion in 24 Minutes (LINK)
The decline of Hanergy Thin Film Solar Group Ltd. was as spectacular and inexplicable as its ascent. 
Just 24 minutes of Hong Kong trading erased $18.6 billion of market value and wiped out almost four months of gains that made it more valuable than Sony Corp. of Japan. Those increases came as analysts and investors questioned why, exactly, this stock was increasing in the first place. 
The maker of solar equipment controlled by Li Hejun suspended trading after the stock plummeted 47 percent in the morning.
Tuesdays with Zinsser (LINK)
Related link: 10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser, May He Rest in Peace  
Related book: On Writing Well
Scott Adams talks to James Altucher (LINK)
Related book: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
PBS FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in meat - particularly poultry (video) (LINK)

Audiobook of the day (currently only $0.95): The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life

Bill Gates: Beach Reading (and More) (LINK)
The books: 
Hyperbole and a Half  
The Magic of Reality 
What If? 
On Immunity
How to Lie With Statistics 
Should We Eat Meat?