Book Review: Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind

There are many aspects of life where the link between cause and effect is very clear.  Humans, as well as many other animals, quickly learn that taking a certain action invariably leads to a predictable and reliable result.  For example,

Sharing Ideas? Beware of Negative Lollapalooza Effects

“Good investment ideas are rare, valuable and subject to competitive appropriation just as good product or business acquisition ideas are. Therefore we normally will not talk about our investment ideas.” — Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Owner’s Manual One of the

Marcus Aurelius on Business, Investing, and Modern Life

“Treat what you don’t have as nonexistent.  Look at what you have, the things you value most, and think of how much you’d crave them if you didn’t have them.  But be careful.  Don’t feel such satisfaction that you start

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The belief that human beings are fundamentally rational individuals is perhaps the most important foundational element of modern economics.  While no economist would ever claim that all individuals are rational all the time, it has long been thought that rational

Munger’s Psychology of Human Misjudgment

When making decisions, most of us have mental processes that we tend to follow on a more-or-less automatic basis.  For the most part, these processes have developed over a lifetime and are not explicitly based on following some set of

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