Thursday, February 13, 2020


"Another thing to avoid is extremely intense ideology because it cabbages up one's mind. You see a lot of it in the worst of the TV preachers. They have different, intense, inconsistent ideas about technical theology, and a lot of them have minds reduced to cabbage. And that can happen with political ideology. And if you're young, it's particularly easy to drift into intense and foolish political ideology and never get out. When you announce that you're a loyal member of some cult-like group and you start shouting out the orthodox ideology, what you're doing is pounding it in, pounding it in, pounding it in. You're ruining your mind, sometimes with startling speed. So you want to be very careful with intense ideology. It presents a big danger for the only mind you're ever going to have." --Charlie Munger (Poor Charlie's Almanack, Talk Ten: USC Gould School of Law Commencement Address)

First, Do No Harm - by Ben Thompson (LINK) [Thompson was also on a panel for a Public Workshop on Venture Capital and Antitrust: VIDEO.]

Hidden Forces Podcast: The Decline of Active Management, the Rise of Market Nihilism, & the Fall of the Roman Republic | Mike Green (LINK)

Conversations with Tyler (podcast): Tim Harford on Persuasion and Popular Economics (LINK)

Ryan Holiday interviews Tim Ferriss (podcast) (LINK)

Ezra Klein with Malcolm Gladwell: Why We’re Polarized (video) (LINK)

China’s “Iron House”: Struggling Over Silence in the Coronavirus Epidemic - by Evan Osnos (LINK)