Monday, March 11, 2019


"The philosopher Cicero said something beautiful. He said, 'The thankful heart is not only the greatest of all the virtues, but it is the parent of all the other virtues.' And I think what that means is that people who are lucky should thank their luck, acknowledge it and revel in it. I think it will also make them want to share the fruits of their luck with others." --Howard Marks  [via The Knowledge Project]

Now that we're a decade from the crisis lows in the stock market, it might be an interesting time to revisit some of the FCIC interviews.

Capital Allocators Podcast: Thomas Russo – All About Google (LINK)

Virgin group: Brand it like Branson (LINK)

Jerome Powell's "60 Minutes" interview (video) (LINK)

On Startups, Platforms, and Innovation (LINK)

EconTalk Podcast: Amy Webb on Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, and the Big Nine (LINK)
Related book: The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
How the U.S.-Russian Relationship Went Bad [H/T @GrahamTAllison] (LINK)

NASA Captures First Air-to-Air Images of Supersonic Shockwave Interaction in Flight [H/T Linc] (LINK)

"Natural desires are limited; but those which spring from false opinion can have no stopping-point. The false has no limits. When you are travelling on a road, there must be an end; but when astray, your wanderings are limitless. Recall your steps, therefore, from idle things, and when you would know whether that which you seek is based upon a natural or upon a misleading desire, consider whether it can stop at any definite point. If you find, after having travelled far, that there is a more distant goal always in view, you may be sure that this condition is contrary to nature." --Seneca