Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
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
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 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
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.