Weekly Kaizen – Dec 18th – Lazy Work Good Work

A bit later than usual, next weekly Kaizen is scheduled for this Sunday the 25th. This week we will take another look into A.I. including Jarvis, Facebook’s new A.I. system, why lazy work is good work, active vs passive investing and mental models.

Google vs AWS

Originally linked by Oldschoolvalue in their weekly curated links email, an article on what Google is focusing on to win clients and developers for their Google Cloud Platform.

How Google Is Challenging AWS

The Great A.I. Awakening

Following up on last weeks content on A.I. , this week an article by the New York times on the development of A.I., since A.I. is one the most promising technology’s expect this to become a reoccurring topic in Weekly Kaizen.

The Great A.I. Awakening

Facebook has also just announced their new A.I. developing platform, Jarvis:

Mark Zuckerberg on building Jarvis

Interview with Fast Company

Lazy work Good work

What have John D. Rockefeller, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Mozart and Warren Buffett in common? They all took time out of their day to be alone and think, Morgan Housel wrote an article on the importance of good work that first looks lazy: Lazy work, Good Work

Active vs Passive investing

What is better? Get in and out of stocks dozens of times a year or buy/sell a couple of stocks a year? Read Aswath Damodarn blog post on active vs Passive investing.

Alternatively you can what his video:

Mental Models

The last link of this week is to an article written in July by Gabriel Weinberg on Mental Models, critical if you want to become a better learner, understand and link your knowledge on different subjects.

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful


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Weekly Kaizen – Dec 4th -Lessons from failure

How to make $400 million disappear
How to hide $400 million from your wife before divorcing her to protect your fortune? The New York times wrote an article on the world of offshore accounts and secret transactions:

Why Moats are essential

Tren Griffen, author of the book ‘Charlie Munger the complete investor’ wrote on the importance of moats in the Restaurant Business.

Humanity vs Parasites

This video from Kurzgesaght show’s how humanity declared war on ‘The Most Gruesome Parasites – Neglected Tropical Diseases – NTDs’ and how humanity succeeded, more than we tend to think, in winning the war. 

George Orwell

George Orwell wrote some of the best books of the 20th century: Animal Farm to describe the effect of an one party system (communism), 1984 on the monitoring and manipulation of the people by the government to keep the ruling party/elite in power. Sounds familiar? This video from The School of Life goes deeper into the life of George Orwell and how he used literature to try to change the world for the better:

Lessons From Failure

Mars, nowadays one the largest privately own companies in the world has a fascinating tale of it’s founder not giving up on his dream, he never gave up and kept working hard while facing some serious set backs on the way.

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