Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Thank you to everyone who responded to last week's post. Those responses and kind words were much more than I expected, and I really appreciate it. A stop in London has given me a little internet access, and a little time to catch up on some items of note from the past week. 


Warren Buffett's in depth interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin on the 2008 financial crisis (video) (LINK) ["Confidence comes back one at a time, but fear is instantaneous.... Fear just spreads like nothing you've ever seen.... That's the advantage I've got, frankly. It isn't I.Q. It's [that] I'm not going to get fearful about the United States over time."]

When You Lose 99.9%, You’ve Lost More Than Money - by Jason Zweig ($) (LINK)

Bruce J. Flatt "Durable Principles for Real Asset Investing" | Talks at Google (LINK)

Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? - by Evan Osnos (LINK)

“Skin in the Game” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb Speech At RPI's Media & War Conference (video) (LINK)

Elon Musk talks with Joe Rogan (Video, Podcast)

Risk, Uncertainty and Ignorance in Investing and Business – Lessons from Richard Zeckhauser - by Tren Griffin (LINK)

The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters (LINK)

Ben Thompson chats with Shane Parrish (podcast) (LINK)

Ray Dalio's Template For Understanding BIG DEBT CRISES [H/T Bill] (Sign Up for Free PDF, or Buy the Book)

How Self-Driving Cars Could Ruin the American City (podcast) (LINK)

Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson -- Batteries: The Power of Portable Power (podcast) (LINK)

Trillion Dollar Toppers: Market Triggers, Value Drivers and Pricing Catalysts! - by Aswath Damodaran (LINK)

13D Research: Big box stores were never economic development (LINK)

How 3D printers are preparing students for life after high school - By Bill Gates (LINK)

Steven Johnson on the a16z Podcast discussing his new book Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most (LINK)

Doris Kearns Goodwin on The Tim Ferriss Show: The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents (podcast) (LINK)

Sam Harris speaks with Jonathan Haidt about his new book The Coddling of the American Mind (podcast) (LINK)

Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system (podcast) (LINK)

Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality and The Mind of a Champion (podcast) (LINK)

oGoLead Leadership Podcast: Tom Brady, New England Patriots Quarterback (Part 1, Part 2)

Ed Yong has also been busy writing about the latest and/or more interesting science stories of the day...

What Was Lost in Brazil’s Devastating Museum Fire (LINK)

A Once-Captive Dolphin Has Introduced Her Friends to a Silly Trend (LINK)

This Tiny Songbird Rolls Its Head to Break Its Victim’s Neck (LINK)

Humans Are Destroying Animals’ Ancestral Knowledge (LINK)

Wait, So How Much of the Ocean Is Actually Fished? (LINK)

An Ancient Crosshatch May Be the Earliest Drawing Ever Found (LINK)