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Curated reads for June 29, 2019

ON INVESTING

"It was interesting to hear Warren Buffett claim that if bitcoin has value so does his jacket button and that he might as well sell it for $1,000 or, after a bit of market promotion, $2,000. Warren hit the whole idea bullseye. His button is worth $1,000 and what is more I will buy it from him for the upper ask of $2,000.", says the author of this article. Read on to find out why? Read more



Gold prices have recently hit 6 year highs. As the yellow metal regains its sheen, here as an important long term reminder from Warren Buffet, voiced in 2012. Read more



We live in a world where trade wars are launched with tweets. Social media posts not only influence elections, but also drive market movements. While the internet era has made transmitting information across boundaries easy, it has also seen an increase in cross-border tension. For instance, geopolitical advisory firm Eurasia Group has described the current global environment as “the most dangerous it’s been in decades.” And BlackRock’s geopolitical risk indicator has spiked to levels not seen since the heights of the European debt crisis. How do global asset allocators respond in the face of such uncertainty? Read more



ON BIASES

We all detest rising prices, even as they are inevitable. But why do prices keep rising? Technological advancements, improvement in quality, administrative bloat (both within the organisation and in the regulatory bodies) - you may be tempted to quote these as some of the reasons behind the long term inflation across the globe. However, as per a new analysis, these factors cannot explain why prices of some goods/services have risen while some other goods/services have become cheaper. The real reason, is a phenomena called 'Baumol’s cost disease', named after the late William Baumol, who first described the phenomenon. Read on to find out what it is. Read more



LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Giving positive feedback where it's deserved is an immense catalyst for success. One of the many key takeaways from an excellent episode of The Knowledge Project with Daniel Gross. Read more



DID YOU KNOW?

The average Indian man spends 16 minutes grooming his body, 14 minutes on his hair and 12 minutes on his face per day. Is this a booming industry in the making? Read more



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