My October book review [5 min read]

“When I think about creating a new habit in my life, I like to imagine all of the future benefits from that habit discounted back to the moment when the habit is formed.” A Constant Reminder that we are what we do, this was one of the best things I read this week [6 min read]

We often point out that the financial planning software we use to create our clients’ plans makes a number of assumptions “all of which will be wrong”.  Much of what we are doing on a day to day basis is based on the knowledge that we’re dealing with a lot of ‘known unknowns’.  This Morningstar post is a good reminder for us to stay humble and to help our clients to focus on the ‘known knowns’ whilst also being open to course corrections.  [4 min read]

If you’re one of those people who thinks there aren’t enough hours in the day, you might pick up a few tips from this list. I know I did.  [4 min read]

On using your brain – “A British neurophysicist has said that if we would have to approximate electronically an average human brain, it would cost three billion-billion dollars; that’s $3,000,000,000,000,000,000; and that’s 38,000 times the global GDP. You and I are fortunate to own one for free.” (Bonus – great joke at the beginning) [4 min read]

This is a fascinating animation showing the demographic issues the world is facing as the global population ages [5 min read]

And finally.  Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a robot [1.19 min video].

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.


Warm regards