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


Read, Learn, Improve – 9-Sep-17



Good News for Young Strivers: Networking Is Overrated-Link here – Simple message “In life, it certainly helps to know the right people. But how hard they go to bat for you, how far they stick their necks out for you, depends on what you have to offer. Building a powerful network doesn’t require you to be an expert at networking. It just requires you to be an expert at something.  “If you make great connections, they might advance your career. If you do great work, those connections will be easier to make. Let your insights and your outputs — not your business cards — do the talking”.

Star’s gamble, Sony’s one-dimensional strategy: Takeaways from IPL media rights auction – Link here

Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley is the new political power in Washington – Link here

Tiny changes can have big implications – Link here – “As Charlie Munger warns, some people — in my view, managements and industry analysts — will tend to be misled by tiny changes involving low contrast, and will often miss a trend that is destiny. “

In india we have agents who can get you original aadhar card or PAN card or passport etc, very soon we would probably tonnes of these – Inside the black market where people pay thousands of dollars for Instagram verification  – Link here

In a high-tech world, car designers still rely on clay – Link here – a small insight into automobile business.

36 Obvious Investment Truths – Link here

New work constructs in the intelligent age – Link here

The next superpower in global food supply – Link here

The Tale of Two Stocks That Went Up 10x Because of a Good Story – Link here

How science found a way to help coma patients communicate – Link here

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Dives Deeper Into the ‘Principles’ of Tough Love – Link here

It’s been sometime everybody has been predicting downfall /end of Trump presidency, in fact few believe it’s not question of if but rather when, here is one theory of downfall might happen – Master spy novelist John le Carré has thoughts on how Trump might fall – Link here. At the same time very interesting development related to US election came from FB – Thousands Of Facebook Ads Tied To Bogus Russian Accounts – Link here

NDTV wants to ban mobile phones at its AGM – Link here “the champion of free speech and public causes, has decided to bar its shareholders, who are co-owners, from carrying mobile phones, bags and other accessories during its annual general meeting (AGM)”needless to say another new low for corporate governance.



Read, Learn, Improve – 2-Sep-17


(Beauty of Leh)


(Must Read) – Put These Charts on Your Wall – Link here

Companies must reveal pay disparity between boss and workers – Link here

Winner-takes all effects in autonomous cars – Link here

Would you like to be Jeff Bezos or Nandan Nilekani? – Link here

What I Learned in the Last year – Link here

The Most Dangerous Trap For Stock Pickers (And 9 Ways Top Investors Avoid It) – Link here

How the Top 1% Keeps Getting RicherLink here

A Dozen Attributes of a Scalable Business – Link here

The “free” economy comes at a cost – Link here

DLF Promoters Will Sell Stake. And Then, Buy Stake. What’s the Deal? – Link here

Branded generics: Acknowledging the wrinkles – Link here

The FDA just approved a game-changing cancer treatment – CAR T-cell immunotherapy is a brand new way treat cancer – Link here

What Does It Cost To Start A New Farm? – The cost of land–among many other factors–makes the idea of independent farms setting up shop almost impossible – Link here – I wonder if something similar study is available for India, however I believe number one entry barrier is only farmer can buy a farm/agriculture land.

Jeff Bezos Wants To Give More Money To Charity. He Should Pay His Workers First – Link here

Why India’s Hospitality Sector Must Win Over Parents Of The Skilled Women It Needs – Link here

The History of Consumer Credit in One Giant Infographic – Link here

Finance Geeks Will Love This New Movie About the Tulip Bubble – Link here

Two Very Different Stories About Amazon – Link here

Harvey’s Made the World’s Most Important Chemical a Rare Commodity – Link here


Read, Learn, Improve – 26-Aug-17


(Beauty of Leh)

The Unsolvable Puzzle – Link here

What is and isn’t a MoatLink here

Investors Flee When a Fund Manager Does. They Probably Shouldn’t – Link here

How They Make The Ledger Lie Hole-in-the-wall accountants, Tier-2 CA firms and the Big Four—all share a professional DNA of trickery. From there, it’s a tiny step to fraud. In the case of foreign firms, their very presence in India hinges on that – Link here

Aspirin’s Four-Thousand-Year History – It’s 2000 B.C. and you have a headache. Grab the willow bark – Link here

This Time Really Is Different – Link here

Democratizing devotion in the digital age – Link herea solid business idea.

Real estate—is it time to buy? – Link here

Where Friedman Was Wrong – Link here

When to Sell Your Investments – Link here

Naval Vessels, Shadowy by Intent, Are Hard for Commercial Ships to Spot – Link here

Vanguard Group is America’s new landlord – Link here

Take a look at Uber’s first pitch deck from 2008 – Link here

Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds – Link here

(Infographic) – This Chart Shows Why You Should Never Worry About Getting Older or The age you peak at everything – Link here

How Terminator 2: Judgment Day Changed the Blockbuster Game – Link here