03 May The Weekend Starts Here....
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Why we want to believe in magic [Ben Carlson 3 min read]
Behavioural biases are as prevalent in sport as they are in investing [Joe Wiggins 3 min read]
Some of us are old enough to remember the days when offices had walls. Air pods are the new office walls [4 min read]
Useful and overlooked skills [Morgan Housel 3 min read]
Do you remember James Burke? This next clip has been circulating on social media this week. Filmed in 1985 it’s a prescient take on how microchips could change politics [Carl Miller 2:09 video. You can watch the entire 45 minute episode here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq1YvlBnubQ]
During the last few years of benign stockmarket conditions, with assets ticking up in value and volatility at low levels, active managers – and particularly hedge fund managers – repeatedly posited that their time would come when volatility returned. Newsflash. It didn’t [Barry Ritholtz 3 min read]
There’s a bug in the evolutionary code that makes up our brains [Shane Parrish 3 min read]
And finally, a brilliant video clip from 1983 of computer scientist Grace Hopper explaining nanoseconds to her students [Jason Kottke 2:07 video]
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.