Thursday, September 17, 2015


Today's Audible Daily Deal is one that I've seen recommended several times as a great audiobook: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice (for $4.95)

Guy Spier: A Buffett Disciple on What to Do About Market Turmoil (LINK)

Ray Dalio on Bloomberg (videos) [H/T The Big Picture] (LINK)

How Quiksilver  imploded [H/T @Wexboy_Value] (LINK)

Should The Fed Raise Rates? - by Steve Keen (LINK)

An appreciation of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, on Charlie Rose (video) (LINK)
Related book: On the Move
Why These 10 Famous Thinkers Napped (LINK)

Vast Ocean Underlies Ice on Saturn's Moon Enceladus (LINK)

How to solve the world's biggest problems (LINK) [This reminded me of Charlie Munger's gift to the University of Michigan a couple of years ago and his gift to U.C.S.B. last year.]
Since the Beckman was founded, the interdisciplinary model has spread around the world, countering the trend towards specialization that had dominated science since the Second World War. Cross-cutting institutes have sprouted up in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia, among other places, as researchers seek to solve complex problems such as climate change, sustainability and public-health issues. The interdisciplinary trend can be seen in publication data, where more than one-third of the references in scientific papers now point to other disciplines. “The problems in the world are not within-discipline problems,” says Sharon Derry, an educational psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who studies interdisciplinarity. “We have to bring people with different kinds of skills and expertise together. No one has everything that's needed to deal with the issues that we're facing.” 
Even so, supporters of interdisciplinary research say that it has been slow to catch on, and those who do cross academic disciplines face major challenges when applying for grants, seeking promotions or submitting papers to high-impact journals. In many cases, scientists say, the trend is nothing more than a fashionable label. “There's a huge push to call your work interdisciplinary,” says David Wood, a bioengineer at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. “But there's still resistance to doing actual interdisciplinary science.”
Book of the day (mentioned in the above article): The New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies