Monday, January 21, 2019


"Reason is a tool, but character is based upon instincts and feelings into which reason seldom enters. Consequently, reason can not really be the dominant aspect of any age or any man. It’s an instinct." --Will Durant  [Via an interview included in between chapters on The Lessons of History audiobook, and also included in a fantastic transcript by Farnam Street.]

The most powerful person in Silicon Valley (LINK)
Billionaire Masayoshi Son–not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg–has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he’s spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?
Schumpeter on Strategy - by Jerry Neumann [H/T @patrick_oshag] (LINK)

5G: if you build it, we will fill it - by Benedict Evans (LINK)

John Stuart Mill’s Ideas on Free Speech (LINK)

The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives - by Robert A. Caro (LINK)

For ebook readers that don't yet have the book, Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks is on sale for $2.99 this week.