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Curated reads for October 26, 2019

ON INVESTING

Last week we shared one investor's criticism of Warren Buffett's recent investments. This week, we share a counter-argument: Read more



It is quite a coincidence that most of our team focused on reading about large american businesses this week. Below, we present some of the most interesting articles:

- In memory of Don Valentine, the founder of Sequoia Capital, let's take a look at the philosophy he put in place and what makes the firm so successful Read more



- When it comes to the religion of retail, companies from across the globe look here for guiding principles. Let us too learn from Jim Sinegal, founder of Costco Read more



- However, even Costco, Walmart, Home Depot and Amazon, owe part of their success to the lessons from the legend, Sol Price. Here are some key learnings from him. Read more



- While Jeff Bezos may no longer be the world's richest man, let's take a look at the man and the master plan he has for the world Read more



ON BIASES

A little nerdy, but this article draws lessons from artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms that we can implement to better our decision making - in effect improve our chances of becoming lucky. Read more



LESSONS FROM HISTORY

The polio vaccine is an outlier in the history of new technology because of the speed at which it was adopted. It is perhaps the lone exception to the rule that new technology has to suffer years of ignorance before people take it seriously. Technologies are harder to distribute /commercialise than invent. More dollars are spent in the market than in the lab. This article offers deep insights into the challenges in the technology adoption curve. Don't miss the newspaper clippings and quotes from the era of the launch of the polio vaccine and Wright brothers first flight. Read more



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