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.

 

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