Weekly Kaisen – Sept 25th – 2016

This week more focus on video, hope you enjoy it.


Great Video from Numberphile where Tadashi explores a special set of dice… And has a powerful lesson.

Seeking Wisdom, one of my favourite value investing blogs, the most recent blog post was about the book ‘Thinking fast and Slow’ and why he started rereading the book after only reading 1/4 of the book the first time in 2012 and again in 2013:

Knowledge Begets Knowledge

Featured in FarnamStreet’s weekly newsletter (highly recommended) was an article from professor of engineering at Oakland University Barbara Oakly: ‘How I rewired my brain to become fluent in maths‘  about the importance of practising and becoming fluent on what you learned. The article mentions how Japanese kids in schools spend hours practising and mastering maths and why explaining/ teaching a subject you studied is so important. Barbara Oakly also wrote the book ‘A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)’and has a popular course on Coursera: ‘Learning how to learn’ .


This month was CNBC’s Delivering Alpha congress, see here an video with Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio and Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.


How the development of Crisp could eradicate Malaria and prevent 500,00 deaths every year, which are mostly children under the age of five.


Weekly Kaizen


‘Historia Civilis’ is a YouTube channel that provides educational videos of ancient Rome, this weeks video: Boudicca The Queen of the Iceni tribe in Britain.


Posted back in 2013 by Farnam Street, the importance of reading according to Seneca.


Probably one of the best educational Youtube channel’s for investors or students of finance: Aswath Damodarn published his session 1 Video: Introduction to the class. Don’t forget to also visit his blog.


Setting up a website/blog takes a lot more time than you anticipate, you have to ask yourself a lot of questions: How much control do I want? Which hosting provider to use? WordPress? And how does it work..?Luckily there is the Smart Passive Income website and podcast. On Episode 229, Pat Flynn, spoke with Jess Catorc:

Tips for Building a Simple and Effective Website and Brand with Jess Catorc

Robert Cialdini’s New Book: Pre-suasion

The Art of Charm had a interview with Robert Cialidine discussing his new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade.

Robert Ciadine’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition   has sold over three million copies and has been translated into thirty languages.[3] It has been listed on the New York Times Business Best Seller List. Fortune Magazine lists the book in their “75 Smartest Business Books”.[4]


The Cheat Sheet:

  • What is “pre-suasion,” and how does it relate to the concepts inside influence?
  • How persuasive people shape others’ behavior and how we can use these techniques on others — as well as ourselves.
  • How to gain and retain someone’s attention.
  • How language, geography, and imaging alter our perceptions of what causes events — and how the media uses these principles to influence us and set its agenda.
  • How to increase our appeal by causing others to focus on us (and why this phenomenon often lands innocent people in jail).
  • And so much more…

Click here to go to the original article at The Art of Charm.

More About Robert Cialdini: https://www.influenceatwork.com/