Links for Late Feb 2018

Elon Musk When He Proved EveryOne Wrong via @ValaAfshar

Nick Foles post game interview on failure

The Autonomy Ecosystem: Where and How It Begins (1 of 8) – a16z (Self Driving Cars and their potential effects on society). Be sure to watch all 8!

Beyond 2018 Dr Michio Kaku on the Future in the Next 5 10 20 Years

Sebastian Junger (author of Tribe) on @joerogan via @sspencer_smb

The thing about technology is that it buffers us from consequences in the real world…..they need each other less and less to survive…..don’t need your neighbors….it all gets taken care of….deprives you of that essential reliance on other people….transition to a world with no community
The problem with the suburbs is …you can be totally isolated.
Choice between community and self sacrifice: Part of a small group trying to survive….
Problem: How can we have the close communal connection that buffers us from mental health problems…and have the benefits of modern society (tehchnology)
People find their own tribes….runners…etc
After 9/11….common goal…ptsd rates went down…. (although I would assume as a result some people have PTSD)
Commentary on mass shootings at 1:48

This is Who You Are Up Against, w/ Josh Wolfe – [Invest Like the Best …
“My guest this week is Josh Wolfe, a founding and managing partner at Lux Capital in New York City. Lux is a venture capital firm, but a highly unique one. They’ve spent more time in hard sciences and interesting nooks and crannies of the market than the typical VC firm.”
Josh Wolfe – Notes
Operate, Recruit, Storytell
Marriage of storyteller and executor/operator
Filter wide, funnel high
Biggest mistake: consensus buy and overpay (but try and not to)
Biggest mistake: minority opinion, 1 partner is really passionate about the idea
Devil’s advocate or red corner, explicit better to be implicit
Failure comes from a failure to imagine failure
Risk and Value can only be transformed not destroyed
32:38 – Crazy thesis – understanding the emotional needs of our pets (Animal cognition)
China’s potential to pull ahead in healthcare, which Josh recently tweeted about:”China (ethically lax) races ahead with CRISPR (and T-cell infusion) in humans.Odds grow that the US (ethically cautious) will IMPORT our most important life saving drugs from China. May give new meaning to ‘made in China’”
Watch out for: bad unit economics, promotional (double edged sword, can lower cost of capital as well)
From Competitive advantage (Tech, scale,etc) flows good unit economics

Mark Dow:Less About Fundamentals, More About Risk Management on Futures Radio Show
A Great Macro conversation !

Why Mark got involved in Financial Markets
Behavioral Macro
The Fed & Bubbles
Stock Market, Interest Rates & Risk Cycle
Central Banks & Yield Curves
Gold, Commodities & Currencies
Emerging Markets

Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard – How I Built This
“Patagonia. In 1973, Yvon Chouinard started the company to make climbing gear he couldn’t find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit.”

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