Sunday, October 15, 2017


"The struggle ends when gratitude begins." -Neale Donald Walsch [H/T Ferriss]

"For me, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have the same life lesson, which is: be interested in everything.... If you can be interested in everything, if you can be cross-disciplinary, then you can see the patterns of our cosmos, and how we connect to them. And that's the magic of Ben Franklin, but even of Steve Jobs...and of course the ultimate of that is Leonardo da Vinci, who was the greatest creative genius in history because he spanned disciplines." -Walter Isaacson [In his answer to the first question in podcast below.]

Walter Isaacson talks with Tim Ferriss (podcast) (LINK)
Related book: Leonardo da Vinci
The Case Against Bridgewater Isn't Proven - by Matt Levine (LINK)

Mohnish Pabrai with a brief interview on ET NOW last week (video) (LINK)

How China’s first ‘silk road’ slowly came to life – on the water [H/T Claire Barnes] (LINK)

What Killed Post-Break Up AT&T? What Lessons can be Learned from this Titanic Modern Failure? - by Tren Griffin (LINK)

Waymo Safety Report  (an overview of how their cars work) [H/T Recode] (LINK)

Scott Galloway's Ask Me Anything on Reddit (LINK)
Related book: The Four
The scale of tech winners - by Benedict Evans (LINK)

a16z Podcast: Platforming the Future (LINK)
Related book: WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
Exponent Podcast: Episode 127 — The Worst-Case Scenario (LINK)

FT Alphachat Podcast: Richard Florida on geographic inequality (LINK)
Related book: The New Urban Crisis
Adventures in Finance Podcast: 37 - Hours from Oblivion: Inside the White House During The Cuban Missile Crisis (LINK)

Atul Gawande: "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" | Talks at Google (LINK)

Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman: "A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age" | Talks at Google (LINK)

Darwin's Backyard: "How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory" | Talks at Google (LINK)

Octopus-Inspired Material Can Change Its Texture - by Ed Yong (LINK)

How a Quarter of Cow DNA Came From Reptiles - by Ed Yong (LINK)

The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin - by Ed Yong (LINK)