Wednesday, March 4, 2020


"GEICO to me is very much like Costco. And one of the reasons it’s succeeded is that they really feel a holy duty to have a wonderful product at a very low price. A lot of people talk that game, but very few have it just right down under the body and soul of the company. But GEICO does, and companies like that do tend to grind ahead over time.... It’s easy to talk the game, but living the game is something else. I mean, it’s against the human nature of many entrepreneurial people to try and get the price down and the service quality up all the time." --Charlie Munger (2014)

How to Hedge a Coronavirus ($) (LINK)
Universa, managed by Mark Spitznagel, a protégé of “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, managed a little over $4 billion in assets as of the end of 2018. Claude Bovet, founder of Lionscrest Capital and a long time investor in the fund, estimates that Universa’s tail risk hedging strategy, representing part of its capital, earned more than 1,000% in a matter of days.
Market Corrosion and the Catalyst of COVID-19 - by Frank K. Martin (LINK)

How Are You Different? - by Ian Cassel (LINK)

Death, Taxes, and Three Other Inevitable Things - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

Invest Like the Best Podcast: Jeff Lawson – How to Build a Platform (LINK)

Venture Stories Podcast: Jerry Neumann on Technological Revolutions, Picking Winners, and VC Returns (LINK)

The Knowledge Project Podcast: #77 Mike Maples: Living in the Future (LINK)

Second Order Risk - by Kevin Kelly (LINK)

Coronavirus Is No 1918 Pandemic (LINK)

What’s the Difference Between Dark Matter and Dark Energy? (LINK)