Monday, January 22, 2018


"Independent inquiry is needed in your search for truth, not dependence on anyone else’s view or a mere book." — Bruce Lee (via Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living)

Bill Miller on WealthTrack: Investing in Disruptive Technologies including Bitcoin (video) (LINK)

Seaspan Enters Into Definitive Agreements for $250 Million Unsecured 5.50% Debenture and Warrant Investment with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited [H/T Linc] (LINK)
"We are excited about our investment and partnership with Seaspan." said Prem Watsa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax. "I have known both David Sokol and Dennis Washington for many years through the Horatio Alger Association. David has one of the most outstanding records I have come across, as he built Mid American Energy from revenue of $116 million in 1991 to revenue of $11 billion in 2010, while net income increased from $27 million to $1.2 billion over the same period, representing a compound growth rate of 22.4% per year. David is a man of the highest integrity and we are proud to partner with him. Dennis, of course, is one of North America's most successful entrepreneurs and a wonderful human being."
The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought - by Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone (LINK)

Venezuelan Hyperinflation Explodes, Soaring Over 440,000 Percent (LINK)

EconTalk (podcast): John Ioannidis on Statistical Significance, Economics, and Replication (LINK)

New diagnostic devices will save lives and money - by Matt Ridley (LINK)

Colonoscopy? How About a Blood Test? (LINK)

Simple blood test detects eight different kinds of cancer (LINK)

Grant's Podcast: Blockchain, what is it good for? (LINK)

a16z Podcast: Mental Models for Understanding Crypto Tokens (LINK)

a16z video: The Next 3 Billion in Financial Services (LINK)

The Most Shocking Animal in the Kingdom - by Ed Yong (video) (LINK)

The power of silence in the smartphone age (LINK)
Related book: Silence: In the Age of Noise