Thursday, August 23, 2018


"I think if you have very unreasonable expectations of life, it makes life much more miserable. Much better to get your expectations within reason. It’s much easier to reduce expectations to some reasonable level than it is to get superhuman achievements." --Charlie Munger

It’s Not Supposed to be Easy: How Oaktree Strives to Add Value in Uncertain Times (LINK) [From a couple of months ago.]

Who Killed Toys ‘R’ Us? Hint: It Wasn’t Only Amazon ($) (LINK)

The Yield of an Empire - by Jamie Catherwood (LINK)

A Brief Summary of the Social Media Reform Movement - by Cal Newport (LINK)

American Innovations Podcast: The Future Of | Predicting the Future | 4 (LINK)

Legendary Coach John Wooden’s Secrets of Leadership (The Art of Manliness podcast) (LINK)

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with Joe Rogan (podcast) (LINK)

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely (LINK)
In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid. 
The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA discovered inside it. But her father was not: He belonged to another branch of ancient humanity known as the Denisovans. 
Scientists have been recovering genomes from ancient human fossils for just over a decade. Now, with the discovery of a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid, the world as it was tens of thousands of years ago is coming into remarkable new focus: home to a marvelous range of human diversity.