Clayton Christensen on Religion, Markets, and Investors

I'm a huge fan of Clayton Christensen. He has a clarity of thought and a way of story-telling which makes not only compelling listening but helps spark insight. Here is a great lesser known piece which caused me to think this past week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6JYk5aCB4A Christensen makes two provocative and interesting points: He argues that without … Continue reading Clayton Christensen on Religion, Markets, and Investors

Until Debt Tear Us Apart (or “How the Economy Works”)

Quite a few people may have seen this before, but I thought I'd highlight one of the best explainer videos on how the cycles of the economy work. The explainer video is by Ray Dalio who runs Bridgewater Associates, one of the most successful Hedge funds in recent years. Even though it takes a broad … Continue reading Until Debt Tear Us Apart (or “How the Economy Works”)

2018 Books Part II: Society & Inequality

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In Part I of the series on books from the 2018 reading pile, I focused on self-improvement. In this second segment, it's time to shift gears to the type of books I read most of in 2018: books on society, economics and in particularly inequality. This is a topic close to my heart and I'll … Continue reading 2018 Books Part II: Society & Inequality

What I Learned in 2018: Books Part I (Self Improvement)

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For me, 2018 was definitely a learning year. I learned a lot from colleagues, friends and others both at Red Hat and in other contexts. There are lots of things to write about on that front, but it'll take time to distill out what turns out to be important. One thing that's easy to cover … Continue reading What I Learned in 2018: Books Part I (Self Improvement)