Writing worth reading - 19th / 20th December 2020
The friendship that made Google huge by James Somers
“Sanjay pointed: a digit that should have been a 0 was a 1”
The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse by Graham Wood
“Turchin stresses most heavily “elite overproduction”—the tendency of a society’s ruling classes to grow faster than the number of positions for their members to fill…The problems begin when money and Harvard degrees become like royal titles in Saudi Arabia. If lots of people have them, but only some have real power, the ones who don’t have power eventually turn on the ones who do”
Under pressure: why athletes choke by A Mark Williams and Tim Wigmore
“Boswell recalled the crowd getting “louder and louder”. To try to make the ordeal stop, Boswell rushed, taking less and less time before each ball. “I just remember trying to race through my over to get it completed as quickly as I could. Unfortunately, I sped things up when pressure got to me, rather than trying to slow it down””
Does value investing still work? The Economist
“The creed has its roots in the 1930s and 1940s, when Benjamin Graham argued that investors needed to move on from the pre-1914 era”
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