Thursday, December 8, 2016


Information on the documentary "Becoming Warren Buffett," that airs January 30th on HBO (LINK)

Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had to Worry About Financial Discipline—Until Now [H/T Matt] (LINK)

Facebook's Investors Criticize Marc Andreessen For Conflict of Interest (LINK)

Why active fund managers should cheer the rise of ETFs (LINK)

A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech (LINK)
Twenty years ago, W. Brian Arthur popularized a concept that forever changed Silicon Valley—with a little help from Cormac McCarthy.
Freakonomics Radio (podcast): Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (LINK)
How do so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to market? One reason is that clinical trials are often run on "dream patients" who aren't representative of a larger population. On the other hand, sometimes the only thing worse than being excluded from a drug trial is being included.
Brain Pickings: Tim Ferriss on How He Survived Suicidal Depression and His Tools for Warding Off the Darkness (LINK)
Related book: Tools of Titans
Massimo Pigliucci on Seneca's essay "On the Shortness of Life" (LINK)
Related book (which includes a couple of other essays): On the Shortness of Life 
Related audiobook: On the Shortness of Life, On the Happy Life, and Other Essays: Essays, Volume 1
National Geographic’s Best Photographs of 2016 (LINK)