Wednesday, August 15, 2018


"Competency is a relative concept.... What I needed to get ahead was to compete against idiots, and luckily there’s a large supply." --Charlie Munger

Not enough people are paying attention to this economic trend - By Bill Gates (LINK)
Related book: Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus factory [H/T Linc] (LINK)

The Trajectory of Great Ideas - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

Lies, Damned Lies, And Heuristics [H/T @jasonzweigwsj] (LINK)

How a Billion-Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Startup Lost Its Way [H/T @wolfejosh] (LINK)
Troubles at lidar company Quanergy point to difficulties in a highly-hyped industry.
What a Grieving Orca Tells Us - by Ed Yong (LINK)

A talk by Benjamin Grant -- Overview: Earth and Civilization in the Macroscope (video) (LINK)
Related book: Overview: A New Perspective of Earth