Friday, February 17, 2017


"The idea that life is a series of adversities and that each one is an opportunity to behave well instead of badly is a very, very good idea." -Charlie Munger

For those in the U.S., the first episode of Planet Earth II airs tomorrow (Saturday) on BBC America (LINK)

Elon Musk Is Really Boring (LINK)

What Matters Most - by Ian Cassel (LINK)

Five Good Questions for Erik Kobayashi-Solomon about his book The Intelligent Options Investor (video) (LINK)

A 10-minute video from Nassim Taleb about public (mis)understanding of risk (LINK)

Exponent podcast: Episode 104 — Snap’s Gingerbread Strategy (LINK)

Paul Mason: "PostCapitalism" | Talks at Google (video) (LINK)

James Gleick: "Time Travel: A History" | Talks at Google (video) (LINK)

Take a Break from Your Frantic Day & Let Alan Watts Introduce You to the Calming Ways of Zen (video) (LINK)
Related book: The Way of Zen
Jared Diamond in conversation with Richard Dawkins - The Use of Religion (video) (LINK) [Related books: Diamond, Dawkins]

Yosemite's rare 'firefall' phenomenon attracts tourists and photographers [H/T Linc] (LINK)

Book of the day (given Munger's praise of Maimonides at the Daily Journal meeting): Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds