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Weekend Bulletin - 22 Apr'23 : Ed. 133
A compilation of few interesting, multi-disciplinary links from the internet
“Risk is not inherent in an investment; it is always relative to the price paid. Uncertainty is not the same as risk. Indeed, when great uncertainty—such as in the fall of 2008—drives securities prices to especially low levels, they often become less risky investments.” —Seth Klarman
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Section 1 - Investing & Personal Finance
Real VCs help build great companies [LINK]
A Letter A Day is a nice little blog posting timeless letters from great investors and business leaders alike. This one’s from the legendary Don Valentine, founder of the iconic venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital.
Section 2 - Economic Trends & Themes
The inside story of Chat GPT [LINK]
ChatGPT has triggered two conflicting reactions among those who use it. One group finds it simply amazing and the other group is shocked by how inadequate and inaccurate the service is. MIT Technology Review has an interesting history from people who worked on it!
Section 3 - Personality study & Development
Why most people pick the wrong career? [LINK]
Ozan Varol offers some interesting advice on thinking about life and career. In short, it’s fine to change your direction, it’s important to say no to what’s not important, and finally, since failure is a possibility irrespective of what you do, it’s better to do what you love.
Your email doesn’t constitute my emergency [LINK]
How soon should you reply to emails? This is a question Adam Grant deals with in The New York Times. “When it comes to email, however, most of what’s in your inbox is less urgent than it appears.
Section 4 - Business History & management
How Paris Kicked out the cars? [LINK]
Paris plans to do away with most cars on its roads by 2030. How? By having people get to ride bicycles. When “the anti-car forces” got together beginning in the 1990s, they were met with a hostile reception. But much has changed since then, a ground report by Henry Grabar has it.
Section 5 - Sports, literature & Entertainment
The Gang wars of Rajasthan [LINK]
While the gangster Atiq Ahmed’s shooting was captured on live television, a ground report from Rajasthan by Jyoti Yadav in The Print describes in much detail how these gangs are run, ruled, and the kind of people that aspire to be a part of it.
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