Wednesday, May 16, 2018


"Change for the sake of change, as we see in architecture, food, and lifestyle, is frequently the opposite of progress. As I have explained in Antifragile, too high a rate of mutation prevents locking in the benefits of previous changes: evolution (and progress) requires some, but not too frequent, variation." --Nassim Taleb, Skin in the Game

GMO Quarterly Letter: Is Investing Starting to Get Difficult Again? I Hope So - by Ben Inker (LINK)

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million [H/T @pcordway] (LINK)

Whole Foods to offer Amazon Prime members 10 percent off on sale items (LINK)

Earth and the moon are shown as tiny specks in the dark expanse of space in a fascinating image taken from 620,000 miles away [H/T Daniel] (LINK)

Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die - by Ed Yong (LINK)

A New Theory Linking Sleep and Creativity - by Ed Yong (LINK)

Book of the day [H/T Patrick O’Shaughnessy]: Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

"Each of us has what I call an ensemble of stochastic life paths–the choices we make. You make each choice in life based on your understanding of the possibility that it will take you where you want to be. But you don’t determine the outcome, only the probabilities. Each path leads to more choices: a cascade to echo all the other cascades that rule our lives. Choosing the path is the extent of your control–beyond that, it’s out of your hands. You choose, and then life rolls the dice." --Art De Vany, The New Evolution Diet