Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Bill Gross' latest Investment Outlook: Zeno's Paradox (LINK)

Carl Braun on Communicating Like a Grown-Up (LINK)

Snapchat's Ladder - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

92nd Street Y: Steven Pinker, Stephen Hsu and Dalton Conley: Can Genius Be Genetically Engineered? (video) (LINK)

Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life (LINK)

Book of the day: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Bonus book of the day, which I believe was either out of print or out of stock for a while, but now appears to be available again: The Man from Zara: The Story of the Genius Behind the Inditex Group


Last week, I posted an excerpt from Art De Vany's book The New Evolution Diet. As I go through the latest re-read of the book, I thought it might also be useful for some readers to post the short summary of what he considers to be the essentials of the diet, which he includes at the end of the book (just before Nassim Taleb's afterword):
A Last Word 
Because this book was written by an academic, you've had to make your way through a fair amount of dense scientific information to reach this point. As a reward for your perseverance, I have boiled down the practical aspects of the New Evolution Diet to what can fit on a single page. Here are the essential principles: 
  • Eat fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, meat, and fish. Stay clear of grains, legumes, potatoes, carbs, and sugar. Limit alcohol consumption. 
  • Skip one dinner every week. 
  • Exercise with intensity. Lift weights, run sprints (but don't jog or run long distances), play a sport. Your workouts should be brief and intense. Going to the gym two or three times a week, for a half hour each time, is plenty. 
  • Remember, the goal is to eat and exercise as humans did roughly 40,000 years ago, before the advent of agriculture or laborsaving technology. Just don't overdo it. Be glad you're here now. 
  • Give up the regimented approach to diet and fitness. Relax, enjoy the process, and let it happen.