Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Extreme Ownership

What can the business world learn from Navy SEALs? In Extreme Ownership, Iraq war veterans from one of the most elite combat groups tell us how to be better leaders.

Friday, January 22, 2016

What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

A fool doesn't learn from his mistakes. An average person does. But the wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Jim Paul tells you about his mistakes in What I learned Losing a Million Dollars, in the hope that you will not commit the same ones.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Smart Cuts

Why do some companies seemingly leapfrog out of nowhere to become overnight successes? In Smart Cuts, Shane Snow identifies the key success factors that have allowed certain innovators to accelerate the process of taking their startups from tiny to large.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most impactful books of all time. It was the 2nd best-selling book of the 19th century, behind only the bible. When Abraham Lincoln finally met its author, he apparently said (though he may not have), "So this is the little lady who started this great war."

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


I've watched Apple from the sidelines for what feels like forever. It's impossible to ignore this company, as even if you don't follow it, you will be inundated with news from this company. So I feel like I've tracked Apple for ages, waiting patiently for my opportunity to buy. Last week I took the plunge. Having missed the first million percent of this stock's growth since the company's renaissance under Steve Jobs' second stint, I'm now in it for the cheap, mature company with a moat that I believe it to now be.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Karsan Value Funds: 2015 Q4 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Behavioural economics, where not everyone is presumed to be rational at all times, has gone mainstream. This is no doubt thanks to the fact that every esteemed behavioural economist seems to have at least one popular book out. While I wasn't expecting much different from one of the latest, Richard Thaler's Misbehaving, I was actually pleasantly surprised.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Softwar is a book about Oracle and its main man, Larry Ellison. Ellison is an outspoken guy, and in this authorized biography he devotes a good chunk of space towards disparaging his rivals (e.g. Bill Gates), and praising his best friends (e.g. Steve Jobs). I came away from the book thinking Ellison and Jobs are rather similar.