Wednesday, April 11, 2018


"You don't want to be chasing down every idea. Therefore, you should have a strong presumption. You should be like a basketball coach who runs into a 7-footer on the street. You're interested to start with. Now you've got to find out if you can keep him in school, if he's coordinated and all of that sort of thing. And that's the "scuttlebutt" aspect of it. But it should be the last 20% or 10%. You don't want to get too impressed by that because you want to start with a business where you think the economics are good - where they look like 7-footers. Then you want to go out and use the scuttlebutt approach to test your original hypothesis." --Warren Buffett (1998 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, via Outstanding Investor Digest)

Henry Kravis Discusses Founding KKR and the History of Private Equity (LINK)

The Facebook Current - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

The Knowledge Project Podcast -- Learning How to Learn (LINK)
In order to get where you want to go in work and life you need to learn. But how do we actually learn? How does the brain work? How can we accelerate our learning? To find out, Shane talks with Barbara Oakley (@barbaraoakley), who teaches the most popular massive open online course in the world, Learning How to Learn. 
Nassim Taleb talks with Brett McKay (podcast) (LINK)
Related book: Skin in the Game
WorkLife with Adam Grant Podcast: A World Without Bosses (LINK)
Being your own boss can be liberating, but it can also be paralyzing. Adam talks with author Dan Pink about the challenges of working for ourselves and visits a tomato paste company, Morning Star, that has run successfully for decades without bosses.
Bill Gates shares the story of Cacilda Fumo, an amazing woman living with HIV in Mozambique and what she’s doing to save lives (LINK)

Leonard Mlodinow: "Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change" | Talks at Google (LINK)

Four Things Procrastinators Need to Learn (LINK)

People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research [H/T @valueshadow] (LINK)

Today's Audible Daily Deal ($2.95) is a good one, and a former Bill Gates recommendation: Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World - by Mark Miodownik