Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Horizon Kinetics: Under the Hood - 5000 Years of Interest Rates (Part I) (LINK)

Whistleblowers Are Poised to Collect $100 Million (LINK)
After his warnings about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme went ignored for years, Harry Markopolos urged U.S. regulators to encourage tipsters. Now, the forensic accountant and a team he put together are in position to benefit from those new incentives. 
U.S. government settlements with State Street Corp. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. could produce a windfall for three former employees who blew the whistle on the banks’ alleged mistreatment of foreign-currency-trading clients. Mr. Markopolos, who assembled the group and advised them, could reap a slice of any payouts awarded to the whistleblowers, according to people familiar with the matter.
Nassim Taleb Q&A with Yahoo Finance [H/T @valuewalk] (LINK)

Q&A with Ed Catmull (LINK)

One year later, Alphabet is a tale of two Googles (LINK)

John Irving Bloom: "Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story" | Talks at Google (LINK)
Related book: Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story 
Related article (linked to a couple of days ago): Iridium: story of a communications solution no one listened to
TED Talk - Martin Reeves: How to build a business that lasts 100 years (LINK)

Tony Robbins with another appearance on Tim Ferriss' podcast (LINK)

Last year, I had linked to a blog post from Leo Babauta after his friend Scott Dinsmore, creator of Live Your Legend, died after a rockfall occurred while he and his wife Chelsea were hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. National Geographic has an article up from a photographer that was also on the mountain that day, telling the heart-wrenching story: Tragedy on Kilimanjaro

Book of the day [H/T @AlexRubalcava]: American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1