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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Have a wonderful week!

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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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Warren Buffett & Bill Gates: On Success

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates: On Success
University of Washington’s Husky Union on July 20, 1998.

Warren Buffettand Bill Gates, treated business students at the University of Washington to a rare public dialogue. The funny, philosophical and personal conversation between these two business leaders and unlikely friends focused on the things most important to them. Buffett and Gates share an extraordinary appreciation of the qualities that matter most, in work and in life.


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