Weekly Kaizen – Nov 27th – The Need to Read

Read More

How many books have you read so far this year?

If you look at reading as another form of entertainment it’s easier to make the habit to do it every day, scheduling 20 minutes a day will already have a big impact on the amount of books you read a year. Shane Parrish, from FarnamStreet, wrote at the end of January an article on how to read more: The Simple Plan To Read More. However it’s not just important to read more, as equally or even more important is to know how to read a book properly: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, a must read for everyone who wants to get serious about reading.
And finally one of best article I have read so far on the importance of reading: Will Schwalbe’s article for the Wall Street Journal The Need to Read.

Compounding

In an previous edition of Weekly Kaizen we linked to a video explaining the rule of 72 to easily calculate what percentage of return you need to double your investment, this week a video on the importance of compounding published by Mohnish Pabrai (www.know72.com):

DealBook 2016: The Long and Short of Activist Investing

Bill Ackman C.E.O., Pershing Square Capital Management LP was interviewed two weeks ago at the The New York Times Dealbook conference:

Fidel Castro

Last Friday the 25th of November Fidel Castro passed away, he governed Cuba for 47 years until 2011 when his brother Raul Castro took over, to understand more about the life that he led: visit his Wikipedia page, read an article written by The Economist, watch one of the two (or both) documentaries here below or read his Autobiography: Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography

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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