Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders (LINK)

How To Legally Own Another Person - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (LINK)

And speaking of Nassim Taleb, he also just gave a 5-star review on Amazon (his review also appears to be the blurb he gave for the book) to the novel The Secret of Fatima.

General Thoughts on Portfolio Management and Diversification - by John Huber (LINK)
Related previous post: A quick diversification thought...
The latest Ben Graham Centre videos with Marty Whitman and Guy Spier [H/T Darko] (LINK)

Delusions of objectivity - by Tim Harford (LINK)

Radical uncertainty: The importance of the things we do not know we do not know - by John Kay (LINK)

Depth of field - by Seth Godin (LINK)
We have a choice about where to aim the lens of our attention. We can relive past injustices, settle old grudges and nurse festering sores. We can imagine failure, build up its potential for destruction, calculate its odds. Or, we can imagine the generous outcomes we're working on, feel gratitude for those that got us here and revel in the possibilities of what's next.
Tony Robbins now has a business podcast (LINK)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks with Business Insider (LINK)

It's a Tesla - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

From 1998: Lee Kuan Yew, Senior Minister for the Republic of Singapore, discusses the origin of the current economic crisis in Asia (video) (LINK)
Related book: From Third World to First: The Singapore Story - 1965-2000
Secret Tut Chamber? Egypt Calls Experts To Examine Evidence (LINK)
Related 2002 documentary: World of Mysteries - Tutankhamun 
The 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate was yesterday. I missed the live stream, but it should be posted HERE at some point, where the previous years' videos are posted and which may also be of interest. It looks like there are also some interesting science videos on the AMNH site HERE.

Two articles I've seen recently on success (HERE and HERE) remind me of what I think is an important lesson I've learned from Peter Bevelin: Always ask oneself: Compared to what? Did many people who failed not contain similar qualities? The articles make plenty of good points, but I think it's important to keep these questions in mind when trying to look for simple explanations to things. There's a little more on this idea in THIS post from a couple of years ago.