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Curated reads for September 14, 2019

ON INVESTING

Can an investor be a better businessman? Or can a businessman be a better investor? While we know that Warren Buffett has straddled both the worlds with ease, one doesn't know for sure if being good at one makes you better at another. However, there are a few things that both the businessman and the investor can learn from each other. A businessman turned investor narrates some of his lessons from both the worlds: Read more



Statistics can often be misleading – sometimes proving a hypothesis right for the wrong reason and sometimes proving it wrong for the wrong reasons. More importantly, we often make the error of drawing conclusions for a small sample based on the characteristics of a large population, similar to this old saying: "Never forget about the man who was six-foot-tall, who drowned crossing the stream that was five feet deep on average." Read more



Taking the thought on inviting contrary opinions forward, this week we look at two contrasting views about Value Investing:

Value investing is dead.... Read more



Wait, value investing still works.... Read more



Here is a simple explanation, using the analogy of American Football, of what an inverted yield curve means. Read more



ON BIASES

Being hyper-connected through social media and the subsequent peer pressure to fit in leads to FOMO which can be exhausting and overwhelming. Instead, embrace JOMO, an emotionally intelligent antidote to FOMO Read more



Rene Descartes, noted Mathematician said “The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.” Intuition, however, can be a double edged sword and therefore must be used with caution. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein debate the usefulness of the gut when it comes to decision making. Read more



LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

We often heard the advice: Live each day like it's your last. However, not having to think about the consequences of your actions (since you wont be around to see them tomorrow) can lead to myopic actions. The author of this article offers a better advice to live by. Read more



Is willpower a myth? Why do your peers make fitness seem so easy? Maybe science has an answer. Read more



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