Wednesday, January 31, 2018


“Whenever one thing becomes a commodity, humans make something else valuable.” - Tim O'Reilly (Source)

Bill Gates discussing his efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's, after revealing that his father suffers with the disease (video) (LINK)

Howard Marks on CNBC (video) (LINK)
Related link from last week: Howard Marks Memo: Latest Thinking
How Jamie Dimon, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett got together to change American health care [H/T Linc] (LINK)

Amazon Health - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

Jack Ma’s Secret to Great Customer Service - by Ian Cassel (LINK)

Latticework of Mental Models: Naive Realism (LINK)

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast: Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment (LINK)
Pain is at the root of most drama and entertainment. When does it get too real? This very disturbing and graphic show looks into some case studies and asks some deep questions. WARNING Very intense subject matter.
Charles C. Mann in conversation with Tyler Cowen (podcast) (LINK)

Long Now Podcast -- Charles C. Mann: The Wizard and the Prophet (LINK)
Related books to the two links above: 1) The Wizard and the Prophet; 2) 1491; 3) 1493