Wednesday, May 9, 2018


"The notion of 'Keep Showing Up.' I wish I would have got that earlier, because I think it would have been easier to endure through some very difficult periods of time. I wish I would have learned that early in my business career.... I would have liked to have somebody tell me: 'Paul, keep showing up.'" --Paul Black [when asked about what life lesson he wished he'd have learned earlier in life, via the podcast below]

Capital Allocators Podcast: Paul Black - Gratitude, Fun, and Growth Stocks (LINK) [There is a great discussion on assessing company culture starting at the 17:50 mark, as well as a recommendation of the book The Culture Cycle. His example describing Whole Foods' culture as having an 'absence of fear' reminded me of some of Peter Kaufman's comments about the importance of trust—among businesses, relationships, and puppies.]

Mohnish Pabrai, Guy Spier and Raamdeo Agrawal interviewed by ET Now at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting (video) (LINK)

Nobody Planned This, Nobody Expected It - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

“Principles for Success”: an ultra mini-series (about 30 minutes total) overview of Ray Dalio's ideas (LINK)

Tech’s Two Philosophies - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

a16z Podcast: The Case Against Education, From Signaling to Rainbow’s End (LINK)
Related book: The Case against Education
Surgical Checklists Save Lives — but Once in a While, They Don’t. Why? - by Siddhartha Mukherjee (LINK)

Ebola Returns Just as Trump Asks to Rescind Ebola Funds - by Ed Yong (LINK)