Wednesday, October 4, 2017


“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Baupost Group owns nearly $1 billion worth of Puerto Rico's bonds (LINK)

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, on Charlie Rose discussing his new book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone (video) (LINK)

Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time [H/T Linc] (LINK)

Shopify Tumbles After Citron Calls the Company a ‘Get-Rich-Quick Scheme’ (LINK)

Atul Gawande on the Tell Me What To Say podcast (audio) (LINK)

May 2016 presentation by Niall Ferguson: "Five Ingredients for a Populist Backlash" (video) (LINK)

Sample chapter of Tim Ferriss' upcoming book, Tribe of Mentors (LINK)

Books of the day:

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom [H/T Evan Osnos]

King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

“Lead the ideas of your time and they will accompany and support you; fall behind them and they drag you along with them; oppose them and they will overwhelm you.” - Napoleon [H/T Lewis]