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Curated reads for April 06, 2019

ON INVESTING

Finding and addressing critical points of failure is crucial to engineering, be it a nuclear plant or space flight. As they say, forewarned is forearmed. Here’s how we can apply this to investing as well. Read more



Continuing on failure and the lessons therein, Fundoo Professor Sanjay Bakshi shares his thought on the subject. Read more



The world of investing can be confusing for those who are just starting out, especially with jargon like alpha, beta, active, passive, absolute, relative etc. It is important to understand these different investing styles and choose the one that not only meets our investment objective but also matches your personality. Here's an introduction to some of these styles: Read more



(We had written on one of these investment styles in our newsletter 'A Short Note on Absolute Return Investing' here:) Read more



Conventional thinking suggests scale, technology, patents to be competitive advantages. However, this may not always be so - consider being the world's largest analog camera manufacturer in the age of smartphones and selfies (we have shared about the downfall of Kodak in the past). Morgan Housel delves into 'Counter-intuitive Competitive Advantages'. Read more



LESSONS FROM HISTORY

"You are the average of the people that you spend the most time with"; "Show me you friends and I will show you your future" - we heard this and many other quotes on the influence of the company we keep over the years, without really knowing if this is true. Recent research, however, shows that the people you surround yourselves with define your future. Staying healthy isn’t just a matter of your genes and your diet, it seems. Good health is also a product, in part, of your sheer proximity to other healthy people. Read more



LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

In light of our newsletter ‘Business Perspectives From Vipassana’ published in January 2019, we remember, Satya Narayan Goenka, the man who introduced mindfulness to the West. Read more



DID YOU KNOW?

From 1870-2015, worldwide housing returns were 6.9% after inflation, versus 6.7% for the stock market. And the volatility of real estate prices were lower than stock market returns. Does this make real estate a better asset class? Read more



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