This week’s links: 10/3/19

Different Kinds of Stupid – Collaborative Fund

  • Borrowing from Dollo’s Law in biology, “there are things that, once lost, will likely never be regained, because the chain of events that created them in the first place can’t easily be replicated. If you realized how valuable those things are you’d be more careful about risking their loss.” Examples include brands, teams.

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

  • A psychiatrist’s takes on discipline, life and love. One of the few book recommendations from Carlos Ghosn I’ve come across.
  • “Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems. Without discipline we can solve nothing. With total discipline we can solve all problems.”
    • Makes me wonder how applying discipline (delayed gratification, acceptance of responsibility and dedication to truth) to any problem areas of my life could turn things around.

Ninety Percent of Everything by Rose George

  • A behind-the-scenes of the working conditions involved to enable the shipping industry upon which we all rely so deeply and regularly.

Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

  • I really enjoyed this profound exploration of what happens during “happily ever after.” Great ability to articulate the hopes, insecurities and coping mechanisms of two sides of a couple.

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