Weekend readings - 29 Jan, 2021 : Edition 26
A compilation of few interesting, multi-disciplinary reading links from the internet
Section 1 - Investing & Personal Finance
(a) BlackRock’s CEO annual letter is eagerly anticipated by investors and corporates alike. This edition is more of a warning to corporate leaders to up their game for managing carbon.
(b) As markets moved sharply down from recently hit life time highs across the globe, there is a lot of nervous chatter about the future course. This article by Barry Ritholtz advises a few different paths to manage your investments in the late stages of the market rally, even if you belong to the buy and hold forever camp.
Section 2 - Economic Trends & Themes
(a) Hydrogen is the energy buzzword of the moment. The chemical element could play a key role in the global push to produce carbon-free energy. That appeal is already evident in the toppy valuations of some of the industry’s main participants.
(b) U.S. immigration is one example of how the interactions of many diverse minds—our collective brains—drive innovation and ultimately economic growth. This article details simple economics behind immigration.
Section 3 - Personality study & Development
(a) Point of view is the angle of considering things, which shows us the opinion or feelings of the individuals involved in a situation. In business communication, this becomes even more critical for deep work. This article throws light on expanding power of complementarity which is essential to understand other person POV.
Section 4 - Business History & management
(a) A new army of social media-enabled day traders is helping push stocks to records and turning companies into market sensations. Platforms such as Discord have become the new Wall Street trading desks. However, this has all happened before. This article by Jason Zweig of WSJ explains more.
(b) Montañez was 26 years old. In his words, he couldn’t read or write very well and had no knowledge about how to formulate a business proposal. This the Hustle article details how Hot Cheetos were discovered by small power of observation by a janito.
Section 5 - Reading & Entertainment
(a) This scientific film documents tests, in which human and chimp infants have to solve the same tasks. It bears witness to the early period of euphoria over the close kindredship between gorillas and humans. Any co-relation with following peer valuations is entirely coincidental!
Podcast - What NOT to expect from Union Budget 2021?
Now listening : जिस सोच ने आज बर्बाद किया, उस सोच को आज बदलते हैं | Pallavi Mahajan
That's it for me. Have a great weekend!
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