Read, Learn, Improve – 18-Nov-17


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(Must Read) Keep It Simple: 11 Rules for Equity Valuations – Link here

The Dead Man Fund – How the world’s worst investor fleeced clients who couldn’t complain – Link here

DHL Group – Packstation Success In A Crowded Physical Delivery World – Link here

Tesla Approaches Terminal Decline – Link here

Video: How Indians took to tea after a century of aggressive marketing campaigns – Link here

How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online – Link here

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’ – Link here

Video – Why The Most Incompetent People Think They’re The Best – Link here

There’s More Farmland in the World Than Was Previously Thought – Link here

‘Market manipulation 101’: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’-style ‘pump and dump’ scams plague cryptocurrency markets – Link here

It Feels A Lot Like 2007 Again: Reflecting On The Previous Peak – Link here

New CEO Tim Buckley: To run Vanguard, ‘you have to be willing not to be a billionaire’Link here

Trump, Brexit and Echoes of World War I – Link here

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: ‘There is reason for hope’ – Link here

Electric cars’ green image blackens beneath the bonnet – Link here – reality check on how much eco friendly EVs would be. “It’s a race, but it’s a very stupid race. It’s not towards a good solution,” he says. “If you switch from oil to cobalt and lithium, you have not addressed any problem, you have just switched your problem.”

Economics isn’t a bogus science — we just don’t use it correctly – Link here




Read, Learn, Improve – 11-Nov-17


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(Must Read) Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye – Bob Lutz is a former vice chairman and head of product development at General Motors. He also held senior executive positions with Ford, Chrysler, BMW and Opel – Link here . Very interesting, some of you may get investment idea for driverless car era.

(Must Read)The Full Reset – Link here

 The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US statesLink here –This is some next level of genetic modification, talk about designer mosquitoes.

Artificial Intelligence Is Putting Ultrasound On Your Phone – Link here – this can be massive live saver and disruptor for GE/Siemens/J&J and other healthcare equipment manufacturer.

The Freakishly Strong Base – Link here

 There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever – Link here

Aadhaar and the Arnab MonologuesLink here

Revealed: how Nike stays one step ahead of the taxman – Link here

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service – Link here

How Prince Alwaleed became a billionaireLink here

The Case Of Wilbur Ross’ Phantom $2 BillionLink here

How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order? – Link here


Video: How Christopher Columbus’ journeys to America changed the world’s diet – Link here

Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube – Link here

 15 questions to ask management –Link here

Read, Learn, Improve – 4-Nov-17


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(Must Read) – The rehabilitation of Nitin Mangal – Link here (sign up website for free and read the article). 

How Peloton is Marketing a $2,000 Bike Beyond the Rich – Link here

Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation – Link here

Video: How Japan is trying to predict monetary policies by analysing facial expressions – Link here

The corrupt politician is a clichéd narrative – Link here

The Absolute Return Letter – The Lost Decade – Link here – author predicts USA & UK to have lost decade (stock market didn’t give any return) similar to Japan. Read on to understand his logic, pretty interesting. Related to that you might want check out – World’s witnessing a new Gilded Age as billionaires’ wealth swells to $6tn – Link here

The Social Media Platform that has Gen Z Obsessed – Link here

Video: Could increasing beer prices in Maharashtra hurt public health? – Link here

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job: Disruption and Activist Investors – Link here

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them – Link here

Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis – Link here

(Infographics) Nickel: The Secret Driver of the Battery Revolution – Link here

Read, Learn, Improve – 28-Oct-17


Inside Warren Buffett’s master class on bitcoin, self-driving vehicles — and life – Link here

Reinventing the news for Bharat – Link here (earning money via WhatsApp subscription model , brilliant)

Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front door – Link here

Some Mistakes…- Link here

The Theory of Maybes – Link here

When You Change the World and No One Notices  – Link here

Japan is betting future cars will use hydrogen fuel cells – Link here , there may be other option to Electrical Vehicle.

Adobe’s New Video Editing Tool Looks Incredible (And A Bit Unsettling) – Link here

Stocks: Why it’s wrong to worry about ‘expensive’ stocks – Link here

This Robot Will Handle Your Divorce Free of ChargeLink here

China Is Eyeballing a Major Strategic Investment in Saudi Arabia’s OilLink here

Apple should shrink its finance arm before it goes bananas – Link here

Overcoming a hard-wired bias for loss aversion – Link here

We’re Not Feeling the Love for Robot Cars – Link here

The Wonder Drug for Aging (Made From One of the Deadliest Toxins on Earth) – It’s based on the substance that causes botulism. That’s part of what protects Allergan’s $2.8 billion Botox empire – Link here

Books that your fund managers read – Link here

(Infographic) The World’s Most Respected ‘Made In’ Labels – countries with the best reputations among consumersLink here – you may be surprise to know what india is respected for.

How Carnival Games Scam You, According To Science – Link here (video, read carnival games as fun fair games or games on juhu beach)

Read, Learn, Improve – 21-Oct-17


Before Thaler there was Pai – Link here

When will you put skin in the game? – Link here

Maoists Acknowledge ‘Setback’ As Violence Falls 53% In 6 Years – Link here – things are improving compared to what media might want us to believe.

The scale of tech winnersLink here

Google/Waymo Safety Report on Self Driving CarLink here

How to Invest At All-Time HighsLink here

Drug Companies Make Eyedrops Too Big — And You Pay for the WasteLink here

Guiding Light – The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industryLink here

Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot and a Nobel Winner Know – Link here

Robots Are Coming for These Wall Street Jobs – Link here ( I think headline is bit misnomer, if you read you will find lot of new tech would help existing analyst/sales/fund manager etc to perform better)

Risk Perception vs. Risk Profile – Link here

Firms that burn up $1bn a year are sexy but statistically doomed – Link here

These Five Cognitive Biases Hurt Investors the Most – Link here

Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guiltLink here

Why are patients asked to arrange for blood donors when it is the duty of the hospital? – Link here

The science of spying: how the CIA secretly recruits academics – Link here

My notes of book Sapiens – a brief history of HumankindLink here

Read, Learn, Improve – 14-Oct-17


Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia – Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attentionLink here

The difficulty of being trustworthy – Link here

The Thrill of Losing Money by Investing in a Manhattan Restaurant – Link here – story is not much different in a city of Mumbai.

How the government quietly scaled back its ambitious plans to reform fertiliser subsidies – Link here

The Art Of Beautiful Note TakingLink here

Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the ReckoningLink here

How capitalism is setting washerwomen freeLink here

Scientists find gold worth $2 million in Swiss sewageLink here

American businessman Manoj Bhargava again proves the Indian press is stupidLink here

Why the hype around medical genetics is a public enemyLink here

Forget Killer Robots—Bias Is the Real AI DangerLink here

Overhaul fund manager incentives to win best value for investorsLink here

This has to be one of the interesting history tidbits of our popular snack – Culinary encounters in Uzbekistan: Discovering the roots of the world’s most popular snackLink here – do check his other post, makes for an amazing read.

Read, Learn, Improve – 7-Oct-17


(Must Read) Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things? – Link here

Less-than-rational actors: An interview with Daniel Kahneman – Link here

Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women – The country’s gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternativesLink here

Taking Financial Advice From a Lottery WinnerLink here

Nobody knows what will happen – interview of Howard Marks, Co-Chairman of the US investment firm Oaktree Capital – Link here

Linking Aadhaar to mobile and bank accounts is illegal. Here is what you can do if you are forced – Link here

The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AILink here

22 timeless lessons for our 22nd monthLink here

Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is? – The same company that gives you birthday reminders also helped ensure the integrity of the German elections – Link here

Amazon Won by Losing the Smartphone WarLink here

Russell Napier, ASIP: 21 Lessons from HistoryLink here , one of it says “GDP growth has no relation to future returns, which is clearly visible in case of Australia – Only One Major Asian Stock Market Has Shrunk This DecadeLink here

How To Make The Economy Grow – Link here

Peak Lithium? Not So Fast – Link here

So Few Market Winners, So Much Dead Weight – Link here

In a world where lying has become normalized, what is the future of honesty? – Link here

Chart: The Trillion Dollar Club of Asset Managers – Link here

Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic Link here

Read, Learn, Improve – 30-Sep-17


What We Know About Financial Bubbles – Link here , since we on to it who doesn’t remember Tulipmania, however, you might be surprised to know the real reason behind the same here is the full story – Bulb Bubble Trouble –  Link here – you might agree with Buffett’s saying derivates are weapons of mass destruction since 1637.

Skills vs. Behavior – Link here

So Few Market Winners, So Much Dead WeightLink here

Why Himachali Women Work: A Jam Factory May Have Answers – Link here

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won – Link here

The Turkish maverick who plants hair and parties hard – Link here

The Coming Bear Market? – by ROBERT J. SHILLERLink here

HFCL Scrip Drama: Raises Intriguing Questions – Link here

“Samjha Karo Yaar”. Notes from an Annual General Meeting of HT Media – Link here (a humorous day in life of shareholder attending HT media AGM)

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets – Link here

Picking a fund manager? The odds aren’t great – Link here

Heard of Cobra Effect? Be careful what you ask for – Link here or Link here

Nykaa: Selling beauty onlineLink here

CIO Exclusive — Ray Dalio: Why I Came Out of the Woodwork – Link here

Piramal Enterprises Ltd updated on their housing finance business, have a look at their presentation, makes interesting readLink here

The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya – Link here

One Spouse, Two Cars, Three Houses, Four Jobs – Link here

Read, Learn, Improve – 23-Sep-17


The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Is Many Things, But It’s Not Free – Link here, also Watch: PM Modi’s 2013 speech reveals the real reasons behind launching the high-speed Bullet TrainLink here

Why picking stocks is only slightly better than playing the lottery – Link here

How Israel Went Nuclear – Link here

The great nutrient collapse – The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention – Link here

Ferns N Petals: How a small South Delhi shop bloomed into Indians’ chosen florist – Link here

Christopher Columbus, the murderer – Link here

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space – Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer space – Link here

Interesting line that caught my attention –

“a key component of Luxembourg’s early success was the fact that it did not have its own central bank. The country had been in a monetary union with Belgium since 1921, and didn’t impose reserve requirements on financial firms.”

“Imagine an ocean platform where the inhabitants would meet during the day to produce and trade, free of any law or any tax, before being teleported in the evening back home to their families on the mainland,” – that Luxembourg for you.

 In fact, the Outer Space Treaty, signed by 107 countries at the UN in 1967, explicitly prohibits countries from claiming sovereignty over celestial bodies. The question now is: if nobody owns or governs the great unknown, who is to say who gets to own a little piece of it?

Disrupting Investors’ Own Game – What SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund means to the future of investing – Link here

Toys ‘R’ Us Shows Real Estate Can’t Save Retailers – Link here

Social Proof in the Markets – Link here

More data needed to evaluate demonetization – Link here

The hybrid approach to true knowledge – Link here

Perilous Monopoly – The country’s biggest stock exchange is going through a tumultuous phase. Will the new CEO help NSE regain its lost reputation?Link here
Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns –  Link here

How the Nuremberg Trials changed interpretation forever – Link here – interesting tidbit from history.


Read, Learn, Improve – 16-Sep-17​


Is your company culture hurting your digital efforts? – Link here

A fortress around Fortis Healthcare shares: Lessons for the lending community – Link here

The Dangerous Obsession Worth Billions – Link here

This Tiny Country Feeds the World – The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look likeLink here

Arrest, debate, vote count: How US Congress and other parliaments ensure their members’ presence – Link here

Long-Term Parking Can Kill Your Battery. Here’s the Solution – Link here

The Ever-Changing Business of ‘Anti-Aging’ – Link here

How Warren Buffett broke American capitalism – Link here

Why I Love Writing About the Markets – Link here

Ignorance Feeds Curiosity. Curiosity Cures Ignorance – Link here

What the Rich Won’t Tell You – “There’s nobody who knows how much we spend. You’re the only person I ever said those numbers to out loud.” – Link here

Why a little apathy might be good for your long-term investment returns – Link here

The Four Fundamental Skills of All Investing – Link here

And suddenly textile industry seems to have a bleak future, of course, the product is still at prototype stage and it may just not come out, it will be some time before we actually get a clear picture. However, it still makes for an interesting read – An engineer designed clothes that will grow from baby-size to toddler-size with your child – Link here