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Curated reads for November 24, 2018

ON INVESTING

This is probably one of the hardest aspects of investing in the markets: You can map out historical risk factors with pinpoint accuracy but figuring out where the future risks lie is at best a guessing game. One of the best ways to manage these risks is to avoid having a single point of financial failure be your downfall. Read more



What should investors do if the valuation of a great compounding machine becomes excessively high. This article has an answer that is inspired by Chuck Akre's response to a similar question. Read more



If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to, and the second was to be the computer users carried with them, then the third seems to be: what will be the computer within which users live? Read more



ON BIASES

We are biased in how we perceive value in life. _We tend to equate complexity with effort and time. On the other hand, we tend to punish efficiency and mastery._ This is what the locksmith's paradox is all about. Read more



LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

The smartphones and internet are as addictive as sugar and cocaine, if not lesser. Imagine your plight if asked to survive internet-free for a week!! It's time to look at digital detox. Read more



DID YOU KNOW?

How many companies in Africa earn annual revenues of $1 billion or more? _Take a guess. If you guessed fewer than 50 such firms, you’re in good company - 50 was the maximum number chosen by most respondents to a survey. The reality? There are 400 such companies—and they are on average both faster growing and more profitable than their global peers. Here's a narrative on the investment opportunities that Africa has to offer. Read more



Israel is well known for its military and defence technology. But that's not all. Israel is also one of the leaders in agricultural technology. _In 1948, over half of Israel's saline soil was arid or semi-arid and only 20% of the total land was arable. Today, it has tripled the territory used for farming and its production has multiplied 16 times._ Here's a special report: Read more



Continuing on our last week's _Data is the new Labor_ argument, here is another perspective: Read more



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