This is a great piece.
"The biggest mistake professionally successful people make is attempting to sustain peak accomplishment indefinitely, trying to make use of the kind of fluid intelligence that begins fading relatively early in life."https://t.co/SwVIYvY4ee
— Morgan Housel (@morganhousel) June 20, 2019
Timely, from Seth Klarman: In a bull market, you learn that everything you buy was a good decision and everything you sold was a mistake. In a bear market, you learn the opposite: Everything you buy seems like a mistake, and everything you sell seems like a smart decision.
— Chris Mayer (@chriswmayer) June 20, 2019
I've read Sapiens once and done the online course twice. This is my favorite video in the course. I keep going back to it. If you haven't read the book or done the course, and need a nudge, watch this one clip on the Power of Myth and Imagined Realities:https://t.co/KSJ85qt0c2
— Fundoo Professor (@Sanjay__Bakshi) June 19, 2019
Great interview with David Abrams via Columbia Business School podcast .. delivered 15%+pa since 1999 ..
— MastersInvest.com (@mastersinvest) June 15, 2019
Dear investor: You are surrounded by liars. Rating companies, Auditors, Corporate managers (through their PR machines), Regulators (when they enable loose accounting), and Government (certainly in context of debt numbers, and maybe elsewhere too). You are on your own. Beware.
— Sanjay Bakshi (@Sanjay__Bakshi) June 14, 2019
'The Tao of Charlie Munger' by David Clark is easily the most impactful book I've read over the past 5 years.
I've read it probably 20 times, just to drill all of Munger's lessons into my head. Better than any MBA.
— Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) June 11, 2019
I believe that you should define total addressable market (TAM) as the revenue a company would realize if it had 100 percent share of a market it could serve *while creating shareholder value.* The last bit is really important – it's not just size, it's size while creating value.
— Michael Mauboussin (@mjmauboussin) June 11, 2019
Random biased reading list:
– Gambler, by William C. Rempel
– The Manual of Ideas, by @JMihaljevic
– Dear Chairman, by @jeff_gramm
– Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
– Red Notice, by @Billbrowder
– The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein https://t.co/VNKDsDsB7M
— Owen Hofmeyr (@Tinyvalue) June 9, 2019
Mix the paint. Stretch the canvas. Get your hands dirty. Make the mistakes. Iterate.
"My observation is that the doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change the industry are both the thinker-doer in the same person." pic.twitter.com/h788QdjMtI
— Rocky Pruitt (@RockyPruitt) May 29, 2019
Just finished @jeff_gramm ‘s book “Dear Chairman” for the second time. This was one of the first investing books I bought back in late 2017 and I appreciated it so much more this time around. The mixture of history and insight is excellent for young investors! pic.twitter.com/EF3662Ebev
— Sam Key (@samkey12) May 30, 2019
Best mindset hack:
Changing the perception of a responsibility, obligation, burden, duty, task, to-do— from
“ I HAVE TO”…
into the perception of privilege, good fortune, gratitude, opportunity, a chance, a benefit, a right, ability, access
“I GET TO…
— Josh Wolfe (@wolfejosh) May 28, 2019
Judging by the # reviews on Amazon, not many people seem to know about this wonderful book (prob due to its length at 750 pages).
— Ram Bhupatiraju (@RamBhupatiraju) May 28, 2019
Name your intellectual starting five.
1. Marshall McLuhan
2. Robert Caro
3. John O’Donahue
4. Krista Tippett
5. Rory Sutherland
Now… Your turn.
— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌ (@david_perell) May 25, 2019
"If you want to get rich, don't do it for the money."
– Caleb Williams
— Paul Graham (@paulg) May 17, 2019
Amazon's three hiring criteria from 1998:
1. Will you admire this person?
2. Will this person raise the average level of effectiveness in the group they are entering?
3, along what dimension might this person be a superstar? pic.twitter.com/nQjAmvuEtt
— Taylor Pearson (@TaylorPearsonMe) May 16, 2019
After reading little else outside of investing books for the last two years, I have decided on 5 favorites:
1. Financial Shenanigans
2. Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide
3. The Manual of Ideas
4. The Warren Buffett Way
5. The Most Important Thing
— Owen Hofmeyr (@Tinyvalue) May 17, 2019
"Believe me, it’s better to produce the balance-sheet of your own life than that of the grain market." — Seneca
— Remo Uherek (@remouherek) May 17, 2019
Frank Gehry, 90 (living). Frank Lloyd Wright, 91. Philip Johnson, 98. I. M. Pei, 102. Oscar Niemeyer, 104. Really famous architects seem to have really long lives.
— Jason Fried (@jasonfried) May 17, 2019
A simple strategy that will save you so many headaches: don't care about winning trivial arguments.
Someone says something you don't agree with? Smile, nod, and move on to more important things.
Life is short. Not caring about having the last word will save you so much time.
— James Clear (@JamesClear) May 10, 2019
When Jeff Bezos announced a year ago that Amazon Prime had 100 million members, I had a thought: I don’t know a ton about how Prime came to be.
So over the past year, I’ve tried to find out.
Here’s the story of Amazon Prime, in oral history form.
— Jason Del Rey (@DelRey) May 3, 2019
Claude Shannon was to information and communication what Newton was to physics. By following his curiosity through the playground of science, he discovered mathematical laws that govern our digital age. The Shannon I worked with comes alive in these pages.https://t.co/iWisUrxUrg
— Edward O. Thorp (@EdwardOThorp) April 29, 2019
The dice have no memory. The coin can’t recall the last toss. And the stock market doesn’t care about your investment history.
— Jonathan Clements (@ClementsMoney) April 27, 2019
Such deep insights to be gained on luxury businesses and well-aligned founding-families from Bernard Arnault's sustained success.
Among others, I valued Antoine's comments on the distinction between his father's talents and their consequences.. https://t.co/qUnqf7UeSY
— Soumil Zaveri (@SoumilZaveri) April 18, 2019
Looking for something new to watch. What are the most educational, interesting, or insightful videos on YouTube?
— James Clear (@JamesClear) April 17, 2019
Due to popular demand, I am going to share videos of meetings that show the principles in action in my company, Bridgewater. They come in a free app called Principles in Action that combines the complete text of my book, Principles: Life & Work, with… (1/4) pic.twitter.com/53LGejsQME
— Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) April 17, 2019
Thread of great @mjmauboussin research
Introduces MEROI https://t.co/St2BcfBvNo
Reversion to the meanhttps://t.co/hYasvh2UjM
Luck vs. Skillhttps://t.co/NCOKv30kvC
— Ryan Reeves (@investing_city) April 17, 2019
This video shows Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at their best. Warren explains that a Graham Strategy only works with small capital amounts, some of the time &turnover is inverse to business quality. Charlie gives an example of when Phil Fisher went wronghttps://t.co/TJum9Li9WZ
— Alex Gilchrist (@alexjg888) April 17, 2019
Some of the best bio / oral history books I’ve read recently:
-I Love Capitalism (Langone)
-Call Me Ted (Ted Turner)
-Setting the Table (Meyer)
-The Gambler (Kerkorian)
-Cable Cowboy (Malone)
-Live from NY (Michaels)
What do I need to add to the queue?
— Conor Witt (@ckwitt3) April 11, 2019
THREAD: Jamie Dimon’s 2019 annual letter
Dimon’s latest letter to $JPM shareholders is 50 pages long.
If you want to read it, here it is: https://t.co/ia0Ff5WAVF
But if you who don’t have time to read it, here are my takeaways.
— Maxfield on Banks (@MaxfieldOnBanks) April 7, 2019
Misery = minute to minute information (social feeds, news, graphs, etc)
Happiness = longform, not relating to now (novels, longform articles, audiobooks, music, etc)
— Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) April 3, 2019
The Ferrari Way – A Case Study
• We are not the fastest or most comfortable car in the market but the best combination of the two
• Ferrari has intentionally limited production to create scarcity, something called – Deprivation Marketinghttps://t.co/kskyKPUIz6
— RichifyMeClub (@RichifyMeClub) April 3, 2019
Lots of great discussion of the upside of grit.
But what about the upside of quitting?
I’m really interested in thoughts on when grit and opportunity cost collide.
What are the consequences of being too gritty?
When does grit get in the way of good decision making?
— Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) March 30, 2019
High cash balances can indicate at least 4 positives:
(1) Firm has been able to generate high cash levels
(2) Firm has not needed to deplete cash
(3) Firm is conservative in maintaining high levels of liquidity
(4) Firm potentially unwilling to commit to projects with low returns
— Alex Gilchrist (@alexjg888) March 26, 2019
"Other people's views and troubles can be contagious. Don't sabotage yourself by unwittingly adopting negative, unproductive attitudes through your associations with others." — Epictetus
— Remo Uherek (@remouherek) March 20, 2019
Instead of asking, “Are you sure? Try asking, “How sure are you?”
“Are you sure” is a yes or no question. It demands unreasonable certainty.
“How sure are you?” allows for shades of gray. It says uncertainty is okay.
How often in a day do you casually ask, “You sure?”
— Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) March 18, 2019
The five most important lessons I’ve learned in the past five years, in quote form:
1. “You can’t do a good deal with a bad person” –Warren Buffett
2. “Never wrestle a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it” –Cale Yarborough
— Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) March 17, 2019