Friday, August 3, 2018


"Some of the worst business decisions I’ve ever seen are those that are done with a lot of formal projections and discounts back.... The trouble is that you get to believe the figures. And it seems that the higher mathematics, with more false precision, should help you. But it doesn’t. The effects, averaged out, are negative when you try and formalize it to the degree you’re talking about." --Charlie Munger

"It’s a terrible mistake to think that mathematics will take you a long place in investing. You have to understand certain aspects of mathematics. But you don’t have to understand higher mathematics. And higher mathematics may actually be dangerous and it will lead you down pathways that are better left untrod." --Warren Buffett

Appealing Fictions - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

The Behavioral Science Behind "Share A Coke" (LINK)

On-Stage Videos from Skift Tech Forum 2018 (LINK)

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, on the Recode Decode Podcast (LINK)

Adam Fisher on the Recode Decode Podcast discussing his book Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (LINK)

Alain de Botton chats with Krista Tippett (podcast) (LINK)

Diverse genome study upends understanding of how language evolved (LINK)

Sex Makes Naked Mole Rats Live Longer (LINK)