How data and deep learning are transforming products and services.
In God we trust, all others bring data. -William Edwards Deming
Big Data promises tremendous transformations in education, healthcare, climatology, insurance, transportation, and the list goes on. The anxiety of emerging artificial intelligence replacing your role in society is a shared sentiment among leading AI experts. According to a 2019 Brookings Institution report, about 25 percent of US jobs (36m) will face high exposure to automation within the decade. But there is reason to be optimistic in this strange new world. We are drowning in data, but thirsting for wisdom.
How evolutionary dynamics can explain the behavior of financial markets and our own psyche.
“Necessity never made a good bargain.” -Benjamin Franklin
The arguments presented borrow heavily from the fantastic research and prose of Adaptive Markets by MIT Professor and Director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Andrew Lo and Good Reasons for Bad Feelings by juggernaut of evolutionary medicine, Randolph Nesse, MD.
According to a 2020 CDC Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report, anxiety and depression symptoms ticked up 17.4 percent and 17.8 percent, respectively, since the second quarter of 2019. …
Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
The challenges facing our species regarding climate change are imminent and inescapable. If we do not act immediately, the social fabric, the environment and life as we know it, will seize to exist. Rejecting the facts and labeling scientists as climate alarmists with a leftist agenda, not only has no utility but muddies the water of an already complex problem.
In his searing perspective regarding the major elements of climate change, David Wallace-Wells provides an albeit, hard-to-read, potentially nihilistic account of the dangers that lie ahead. …
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
“You see how few things you have to do to live a satisfying and reverent life?” — Marcus Aurelius
From the productivity juggernauts of Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport returns with Digital Minimalism: a timely and persuasive case for living a deliberate life in the Age of the Internet.
Principles from the Book:
by Yuval Noah Harari
A forefront commentator on human nature past, present and future, Israeli historian, Yuval Noah Harari identified the threats and opportunities that solicit our immediate attention in his 2018 book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
Stripping the Dread from Data by Charles Wheelan
“Recognize that your motivation, ambition and talents will determine your success more than the college name on your diploma.”
Concepts from the book:
How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
“It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.”
Principles of the Book
Your Financial Freedom Playbook By Anthony Robbins
The distillation of the ethos of world-class investors into a quick read as the beginning of your road to financial freedom.
A trope throughout the book is best defined by the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet: “Rule 1 is to never lose money. Rule 2 is to never forget the first rule.”
Lessons from the book:
The worst thing you can do is be out of the market. The fruits are reaped by those shoulder the annual corrections and buy as soon as it occurs.
by Ben Horowitz
IF YOU’RE GOING TO EAT SHIT, DON’T NIBBLE!
You might’ve recognized his name from the prolific Silicon Valley venture firm that bears his name, a16z (Andreessen Horowitz). Technology entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, there’s no one more qualified to guide you through the turbulent, yet rewarding journey of becoming a founder-CEO.
His 2014 book, The Hard Things about Hard Things, is a candid punch in the face to the wantreprenuers of today that details life in the trenches as he built his own technology company during the precipice of the Dot Com Crash, where funding was scarce and…