Weekly Kaizen -13th of November 2016 – Fusion Energy

Venezuela, A Failing State

The first link this week is to an article by the New Yorker on the current state of Venezuela’ economy and how it’s citizens are copping with getting access to basic needs like food and medicines:

Venezuela, A Failing State

Greenblatt: Hybrid Investing

Counsuelo Mack from Wealthtrack spoke with Joel Greenblatt. How do you prevent investors from buying and selling at the wrong time? Financial innovator and successful value investor, Gotham Funds’ Joel Greenblatt explains his new hybrid approach combining indexing and his active long/short strategies:

John Malone talks with CNBC

John Malone spoke this week with CNBC and gave his views on the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner, furthermore he talks about Disney, Netflix and more:

Liberty Media Chairman John Malone Exclusive

Fusion Energy Explained – Future or Failure

Kurzgesagt published a new video on Fusion energy, explaining how it works and the impact it could have as alternative energy source:

Dumb Ways to Die

The last link of this week is a video published in 2012 and is one of the best safety video made :-).

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Weekly Kaizen – 6th of November 2016 – Deep Work

We are only two days away from an historic US Presidential election, the outcome of which is sure to spark a lot of strong emotions. Regardless of who you think should win, it is important to remain respectful and to pause for a moment and be thankful for the fact that, as an United States citizen, you are able to freely express your views and vote. The first link this week is to an article written on medium by César A. Hidalgo MIT Associate Professor of Media, Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the author of Why Information Grows: The evolution of order from atoms to economies. In his article he writes about his experience of using a visualisation tool to view the Wikileaks emails linked to Hillary Clinton and sharing it with the public.

What I learned from visualizing Hillary Clinton’s emails

Buffett Talks His Early Career in Finance and Advice for Investors on ‘The David Rubenstein Show’

Another video from The David Rubenstein Show this week an interview with legendary investor Warren Buffett:

Before the Flood – Full Movie | National Geographic:

With 11M views in a week’s time, National Geographic’s documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of Climate Chance.

Deep Work rules for Focus Success in a Distracted World:

Focused work for a set amount of time without distraction is something that few people are able to do. I, for one, struggle with doing sufficient ‘deep work’, and in today’s society we have an unlimited amount of distraction from the internet. A lot of people have the habit of routinely check the news, or their Facebook/Twitter accounts, without even realizing what they are looking for or reading.Dr.Cal Newport works 8 hours a day and gets a lot more done than you or me…In his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World he explains what it means to do Deep work.

Looking for a summary of the book? Brian Johnson made a 20 Min video:

More on Deep Work and Dr. Cal Newport:

Dr. Cal Newport blog.

Quit Social Media TEDx Talk:

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Weekly Kaizen – 30th of October – Understanding the rule of 72

This week in Weekly Kaizen:

A video heavy amount of content, from Elon Musk unveiling Tesla’s solar panels, the rule of 72 and why it’s so important, The Economist on Japan’s second city Osaka and a video discussing Caesar and his campaign in Gaul (58 B.C.E.). The first link is an article by Share Parish (Farnam Street blog) on why it’s hard to create new habits.

The Broccoli Point: Why Creating Habits Is Hard

‘Read the below with this caveat in mind: Constant learning and self-improvement can and must be done for great life results.’

Link to article

Elon Musk unveils his vision on the future of solar panels:

Video from The Economist, Osaka: sushi, tattoos, and a flourishing nightlife:

Japan’s second city has become the country’s fastest growing tourist hotspot. Famed for its food, Osaka stands apart from other cities in Japan. A sushi chef, a poet and a tattoo artist show us why their city is the top choice for the culturally curious visitor in the latest episode of our Passport travel series.

Historia Civilis submitted a new video this week:Caesar vc Ariovistus (58 B.C.E.)

Mohnish Pabrai  launched this week his own website/blog: Know 72

Why Know 72? This video explains the easy but oh so important concept of understanding the rule of 72:

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Weekly Kaizen – How to Build the Future – Oct 23rd 2016

This week in Weekly Kaizen:

Y Combinator – Atricle by Tad Friend staff writer for the New Yorker on the relentless focus and building a company for the future, Sam Altam,

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/10/sam-altmans-manifest-destiny

Video with Sam Altam, How to build the future:

The David Rubenstein Show: Bill Gates
“The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. The first episode features Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. (Source: Bloomberg)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-10-17/the-david-rubenstein-show-bill-gates

 

A Year of Books: 23 Book Recommendations from Mark Zuckerberg

A Year of Books: 23 Book Recommendations from Mark Zuckerberg

Weekly Kaizen – 16th of October

This week in  ‘Weekly Kaizen’, a collection of random links of interesting articles and videos:

Last week, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, publish an article on Medium discussing Ed Thoprs Memoir

Foreword to Ed Thorp’s Memoirs (A Man for All Markets)

Article from Brainpickings, discussing time:

The Psychology of Time and the Paradox of How Impulsivity and Self-Control Mediate Our Capacity for Presence

Article from Bloomberg: Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity:

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

The Economist Films produces high quality videos on a regular basis, one of their most recent video discusses the disruption in the energy market:

Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption

And finally and video explaining one of the highest and most powerful positions in the Roman Empire:

 

 

Weekly Kaisen – Sept 25th – 2016

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

Learning:

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’ .

Investing:

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

Science:

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