Links for 31st July, 2018

  1. On Tesla’s competition (and it looks good)
  2. The 80-20 rule in investing
  3. In retrospect, obvious. Rainfall as a predictor of assassinations in Ancient Rome
  4. A long (but rewarding) read on Lagos
  5. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, a must listen.

Links for 30th July, 2018

  1. Full fat milk for the win
  2. Zero carb drinks for, um, not the win
  3. Who is a protectionist?
  4. Trade patterns in India and China. I have only scanned the charts, but those alone are worth the read.
  5. Not just software development

Links for 29th July, 2018

  1. Rethinking agriculture in India
  2. The root cause of bad loans
  3. Thinking about hedging from a corporate perspective
  4. On the need for cooperative federalism in India
  5. Rethinking Whatsapp for Indian elections

Links for 28th July, 2018

  1. The emperor abdicates without a chosen successor
  2. Simply surreal.
  3. The most important asset in your life.
  4. Take long walks is how I interpret this article.
  5. Of men and mice. And sunk costs. (Via MR)

Links for 27th July, 2018

  1. A poem for my favorite blog, Marginal Revolution.
  2. On diagnosing Alzheimer’s better – and earlier.
  3. Via MR, a nice blog post on how food has traveled over time (and space!)
  4. Can globalization be reversed? (almost certainly not)
  5. The aftermath of the Singapore summit

Links for 26th July, 2018

  1. Nobody knows anything about probability. Probably.
  2. FT Alphaville claims Elon Musk is a fan of Tripura’s Chief Minister
  3. The IMF says choppy seas ahead, but we’re ok  (so far)
  4. Understanding NATO (a topic about which I plan to read more in the near future)
  5. The US performs impressively on carbon emissions

Links for 25th July, 2018

  1. The telecom sector is struggling in India. That’s putting it mildly.
  2. Digital payments are (and if you ask me, will continue to as well) struggling in India
  3. Struggling firms will continue to struggle in India
  4. A nice essay in the EPW on the struggle to collect data in India
  5. Some folks are fighting against the struggles we all face

Links for 24th July, 2018

  1. Risk parity, a primer
  2. On the makings of a great investor
  3. Finance on Twitter. An interesting list.
  4. On Norway and its continuing(?) economic success
  5. The inception of one of my all time favorite TV series

Links for 23rd July, 2018

  1. Is your brain wired for wealth (short answer: no)
  2. This book is high on my must read list. Diane Coyle reviews “The Billionaire Raj”. And from within that review, her review of one of my all time favorite books: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  3. On the never ending hunt for (mythical?) bubbles
  4. The World Cup winning team is surprisingly young.
  5. They just don’t make billionaires like they used to

Links for 22nd July, 2018

  1. A very long read on the history of steel.
  2. Going NIMBY on NIMBYism
  3. “The greatest challenge today, not just in ecology but in all of science, is the accurate and complete description of complex systems.” That is a quote from within this very interesting read, via MR.
  4. There’s never enough time
  5. Who smiles more?