Monday, April 18, 2016


How politicians poisoned statistics - by Tim Harford (LINK)

EconTalk: Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports (LINK)
Related book: On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games
Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read (LINK)
Related Q&A exchange at the 2011 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
Question: Make world better place – continuous learning. You read a lot. What advice to children who want to read faster? 
Warren Buffett: I read lots of papers and 10-Ks and 10-Qs. I’m not as fast as I used to be. I don’t know how effective various speed‐reading classes can be. I wish I could read faster. It is a huge advantage to read fast. But it is like the old Woody Allen joke, “I read War and Peace last night in 20 minutes ‐ it’s about Russia.” I don’t know the effectiveness of speed reading. 
Charlie Munger: Speed is overestimated. I could do problems faster than my roommate in college could, but he never made a mistake. Don’t be discouraged to go slower.