Weekly Kaizen – Dec 25th – Saturnalia

For a long time December has been a month of celebration trough different cultures, it’s the last month of the year and though out time humans came together to eat and exchange gifts. One such celebration was the Saturnalia festival by the Romans: for once a year there was no ranking in social order and slaves could command their masters to do things (slaves still had to do the basic tasks such as preparing food). Saturnalia explained by Historia Civilis:

How to be a Stoic

The New Yorker contributor Elif Batuman wrote a great piece on Stoicism, one of the philosophy’s of which I try to learn from and put into practice:

How to be a Stoic

Human Overpopulation – The Human Explosion explained

The amount of humans has never increased as much as the last 100 years, and is expected to continue growing for a while. A lot has been written on this subjects and there a lot of concerns, both for a healthcare perspective up to a shortage of food and environmental harm, however does it all look that bad?  Kurzgesagt talks in the below video on Human Overpopulation and into the positives aspects that we tend to overlook:

Jamie Dimon on Trump and Detroit’s revival

Bloomberg TV spoke with JP Morgan’s CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon on several topics, including Trump and Detroit. As ever, every interview with Jamie Dimon is highly recommended, his pragmatic skills and way to put things forward in an simple manner are extraordinary.

Jamie Dimon Interview with Bloomberg

The Uber Cannibals

It has almost becoming a weekly recurrence to link to material from Monish Pabrai, and this week an article written by Monish Pabrai with Yingzhuo Zhao from Dhando Holdings (Investmet holding of Monish Pabrai):

Move Over Small Dogs Of The Dow, Here Come The Uber Cannibals

Carl Icahnn and the danger of ETF’s

There is no question about it that ETF’s have exploded in popularity, and why not? You can get the index return and out perform 90% of the professional money mangers by a paying fraction of the cost…As with every investment caution is needed, Carl Icahn spoke with CNBC on the dangers of ETF’s, Valuewalk gathered his interviews on the subject:

Carl Icahn Warning

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Have a wonderful week and enjoy your time with family and friends!

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Weekly Kaizen – Dec 11th -The Future of Cities

The Future of Cities

Two videos on cities, one by Oscar Byson and the other by Wired on Shenzhen:

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Full Documentary) | Future Cities | WIRED:

Can we build AI without loosing control?

In September Sam Harris gave a TED talk on the potential dangers of AI and what it could mean for humanity.

Backgammon and Google’s Financial Discipline

We end this weekly Kaizen with two articles from Bloomberg, the first is on Backgammon and why it’s more appealing than ever, the second article goes deeper into the events at Google that let to the shut down of some high profiled projects:

America’s Best Backgammon Player Works at Goldman Sachs

Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had to Worry About Financial Discipline—Until Now

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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