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Weekend Bulletin - 25 Mar'23 : Ed. 130
A compilation of few interesting, multi-disciplinary links from the internet
“One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot — the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again.” – Peter Jacobsen
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Section 1 - Investing & Personal Finance
Using GPT for market research [LINK]
Is it possible to deploy the AI in Large Language Models (LLMs) for market research and for making crucial decisions such as product pricing? This is a question three researchers investigate in a paper being reviewed currently. It can be viewed on SSRN.
Is compounding the 8th wonder of the world? [LINK]
Investment is a probabilistic endeavour and in the last decade, Indian equities have seen significant re-rating as well as lower volatility compared to earlier decade. But will this compounding continue, Harish Krishnan explores
Section 2 - Economic Trends & Themes
Why China would like to prolong the Russia-Ukraine war? [LINK]
In The Indian Express, Jabin T Jacob of Shiv Nadar University offers three reasons why China might have no interest in ending the Russia-Ukraine war.
Green shoots, Parched Roots [LINK]
M Rajshekhar asks a fundamental question about the microfinance industry: While the media narrative seems to suggest microfinance is doing well, the economic situation is stacked against it — falling remittances, lower government allocation for rural schemes, among others. So what exactly is happening?
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Section 3 - Personality study & Development
Why smart people believe in Stupid things? [LINK]
Just how do smart people come to believe in what is clearly ridiculous? Interesting question, this one. An interesting post on The Prism that attempts to explain why.
Section 4 - Business History & management
Tech firings were inevitable [LINK]
Firings from technology companies appear to be hitting the headlines every other day. Just what is going on? While we dig to the bottom of it, a post by Emmanuel Maggiori, a freelance software developer, had us hooked. The firings were inevitable, he argues, basis his experience. As the Gen-Z says in a light tone, itna sach bh nahin bolna tha (You don’t have to speak so much truth)
Section 5 - Sports, literature & Entertainment
Trying to be less lonely [LINK]
What a gorgeous definition of “togetherness”, of trying to be less lonely
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