Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
I was so impressed by Tim Wu's The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires that I decided to give another of his books, The Attention Merchants, a read. It provided a terrific history of advertising: where it came from, how it has evolved, and how technology now gives it unfettered access to our brains.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Any book by Tobias Carlisle goes to the top of my reading list, as I find the content about which he writes is usually extremely relevant to how I try to invest. For me, the main idea behind this line of thinking is to identify market anomalies (e.g. stocks with lower multiples outperform) and then play in that space, so as to benefit from a statistical advantage. Carlisle has done a lot of work identifying and discussing perhaps the most useful anomaly today, the outperformance of low EV/EBIT multiples, or a variant of what he calls The Acquirer's Multiple.