The Journal no. 15 – April 05, ​2018

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Article

Charlie Munger on The Two Types of Knowledge – Shane Parrish

Why Everyone Should Write – Morgan Housel

The Only 10 Debt-Free Companies in the S&P 500 – The Motley Fool

Goodnight. Sleep Clean. – New York Times

The 6 Ways of Influence – Nick Maggiulli

Cool sh*t

This Cozy Microhome Could Be Yours For $28,000 – Co.Design

You’ll Want To Live In This Perfect Ex-Warehouse London Home – Ultralinx

Serralves House – Uncrate

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Video

Steve Jobs MIT Class: manufacturing vs. consulting – 2 min

Dope Tech: Camera Robots! – 8 min

Podcasts

Royce Yudkoff and Rick Ruback – REALLY Private Equity – Invest Like the Best – 82 min

Brian Koppelman – Chasing Curiosity – Invest Like the Best – 61 min

Bonus: The Sword in the Bun – Industry Focus – 24 min

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Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

Featured Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

The Journal no. 13 – March 29, ​2018

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Article

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep – NPR

Lazy Work, Good Work – Morgan Housel

Cool sh*t

This Chair Is Made From Ventilation Pipes – Cool Material

MUJI Hut

World Map: The Literal Translation of Country Names – Credit Card Compare

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Source: CCC

Video

Mohnish Pabrai Lecture at Peking University (Guanghua School of Mgmt) – Dec 22, 2017 – 120 min

 

First Take: The Urwerk AMC, An Atomic Clock-Controlled Take On The Breguet Sympathique – 3 min

Podcasts

Live EP.01 – Peter Attia, M.D. – Invest Like the Best – 59 min

Eric Maddox – The Ace of Spades – Invest Like the Best – 58 min

Serge Faguet – How to biohack your intelligence  with everything from sex to modafinil to MDMA – The Kevin Rose Show – 104 min

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Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

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The Journal no. 10 – March 8, ​2018

Before starting The Journal, I have two updates. Firstly, I wrote an article on a company that I admire Zooplus – Growing Moat on my blog. If you have the time, please read it and give me your opinions about my thesis. Secondly, from now on, The Journal will be posted on every Thursday of the week.

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Articles

Best-Paid CEOs Run Some of Worst-Performing Companies – WSJ

Why Software is the Ultimate Business Model (and the data to prove it) – Medium

The WIRED Guide to Artificial Intelligence – Wired

Cool sh*t

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Videos

Making a Case for Books – 7 min

The Apple Ecosystem: Explained! – 8 min

Podcasts

Savneet Singh The Berkshire of Software – Invest Like the Best – 76 min

Yuval Noah Harari: A Brief History of the Future – The James Altucher Show – 55 min

Tweets

Infographic

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

 

Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

Featured Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

Zooplus – Growing Moat

Summary

  • zooplus will benefit form the shift from offline to online.
  • zooplus will benefit from the premiumization and humanization of pet food.
  • zooplus operates in 30 countries across Europe.
  • zooplus has a 94 percent retention rate among consumer.

 

Last month, I read two of my favourite books: Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, and I have been fascinated by the history of the human race and the world around us;

While reading the books, I was fascinated by the phenomenon of domestication of animals.

As an investor, I am always looking for opportunities to become an owner in companies that can improve customer’s life or bring benefit to the world.

After listening to a fascinating podcast with Connor Leonard and Patrick O’Shaughnessy, I found out about zooplus, an online retailer of pet supplies in Europe.

zooplus logo

zooplus (OCT: ZLPSF) (OTC: ZOPLY) (ETR: ZO1) is the market leader in online pet supplies in Europe with customers across 30 different countries. It has roughly 8 000 different foods and accessories for dogs, cats, small pets, fishes and horses.

Here are the reasons why I believe zooplus is an incredible business:

The shift to online

Although zooplus is the market leader in online pet supplies in Europe, it still has a lot of room for growth. zooplus has achieved 50% market share in the online retail segment which compromises about 7 to 8% of the total market. I believe the online market penetration will continue to grow in the future and zooplus will benefit from this trend. I believe that pet owners will use zooplus and other online pet food suppliers to streamline their purchases of food for their pets. Because pet food is something that doesn’t change, streamlining the process will be an advantage for the owners since it takes less time to order the food online than going to a brick and mortar store.

Internet users who bought or ordered goods or services for private use in the previous 12 months by age group, EU-28

Source: Eurostat

As you can see from the graph, more and more of the European Union population are buying goods and services online. This is wonderful for zooplus that more people are buying online because it helps them increase their market share.

Pet supplies online market penetration

Source: Company Presentation

Not only more purchases are made online for pet supplies in the recent years, but also the market value of pet care has been growing year by year in Europe.

Market value of pet care in Western Europe from 2012 to 2017 (in million euros)

Fulfillment centres

zooplus operates in 30 countries across Europe and has seven fulfillment centres located in the centre of Europe which enables the company to be fast and efficient when delivering products to its customers. zooplus has this fulfillment centre located in four of its biggest market and one located in the United Kingdom which is a big market for pet supplies. I believe it will be hard for the competing companies to compete with zooplus especially brick and mortar, notional operators, and regional operators because opening a fulfillment centre requires a lot of capital investment. Plus, zooplus offers a wider variety of product compared to its competitions. According to the company, large-scale supermarket and discounters usually limit themselves to a product rage of approximately 150 – 200. This is nothing to the roughly 8 000 different foods and accessories offered by zooplus.

Costumer

One of the biggest advantage zooplus has over its competitor is their customers. zooplus, as of November 15th, 2017, has around 6 million active customers and has been adding more customers every year. Repeat customers sales during the first nine months of 2017 have been 94% of their sales. It is incredible that the company can maintain customers at a rate of over 90% since 2014. According to the company, their customers helped to acquire new customers through word-of-mouth recommendations. And, I believe there is nothing more powerful than word-of-mouth advertisement.

Source: Company Presentation

Risk

zooplus has much competition from the mom and pop stores, regional retailers, national retailers, and the Goliath Amazon which also sells pet food and pet accessories. Amazon has recently entered Spain and Italy with full pet supplies assortments. These two markets are very important to zooplus because they are one of the biggest markets in Europe.

My Two Cents

I believe zooplus is an excellent company and has a great future ahead if it continues to grow its market share and if it can maintain the high percentage retention rate among consumer.

I do not currently own shares of zooplus for two simple reasons: I do not know if I should hedge the currency when I am buying shares of the company and if I should buy it over-the-counter in the US market or directly from the German stock exchange.

Disclaimer

All stock recommendations and comments are my opinions.

Investors should be cautious about any and all stock recommendations. All investors are advised to conduct their own independent research into individual stocks before making a purchase decision. In addition, investors are advised that past stock performance is no guarantee of future price appreciation.

The Journal no. 6 – January 28, ​2018

 

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Articles

Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future By  – The New York Times

How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist” By Michael Simmons  – Quartz

How to invest like… Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s right-hand man By 

Will millennials kill Costco?   – The Washington Post

Cool sh*t

917 Top Poster – INK Plainbody Car Prints

Remember House – ELA

Impatia Ping Pong Table – Uncarte

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Videos

The Rig That Transforms Into ANY Car: The Mill BLACKBIRD – Top Gear Magazine – 4 min

Bill Gates & Steven Pinker Discuss Enlightenment Now – 3 min

Burger King | Whopper Neutrality – 3 min

Podcast

TIP175: Shane Parrish – On Buffett, Dalio, and Reading (Business Podcast) – 47 min

033 Christina Sass – Educate Yourself – 34 min
The Big Five – TED Radio Hour – 51 min

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Dirty Money

I watched this week Netflix new series Dirty Money. It’s a Netflix Original Documentary Series exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through our global economy. I found the series fascinating especially the episode about Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Donald Trump and HSBC. It’s probably one of the best documentaries I watched in the past few years.

The Warren Buffet series

I am a big fan of Warren Buffet and a big fan of Infographic, and this is the best of both worlds.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

 

Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

Disclaimer I own shares of Netflix and Restaurant Brands International Inc (Burger King parent organization).

The 4 Best Books I Read in 2017

Last year, I read 21 books and here are the four best books I read in 2017.

Here are my top four books:

Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

I read Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, a Swedish-American cosmologist, after reading a tweet by Elon Musk. Life 3.0 is a book that talks about AI. By reading this book, I learned the pros and the cons of AI, the need to have something like a Geneva Convention for regulating AI, why something like universal income will be mandatory in the future because of the loss of jobs to machines, and the evolution of humans with AI.

The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai

The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai is the best Investing book I read last year. I read the book last month, and I have been a big fan of Mohnish Pabrai. The Dhandho Investor is very interesting and filled with useful information about how to invest in the stock market or in businesses without losing money and obtaining a high return on your investment. I love the mantra that Mohnish gives in the book “Heads; I win; tails, I don’t lose much!” I will be following this mantra in the future whenever I am investing in a company to reduce my risk of losing money.

The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen

I heard about Sam Zemurray when I was reading The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday. The Fish That Ate the Whale tells the story of Sam Zemurray from his arrival in America in 1891 to become one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. By reading this book, I learned a lot about business, history, and the incredible journey of Sam Zemurray for running one of the biggest company and becoming a threat to foreign nations.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius is named as one of the Good Emperors. Meditations is filled with a lot of wisdom. It will probably not be the last time I will be reading this book. In fact, I intend to read Meditations once every year because I don’t think reading the book once gives justice to the incredible notes of Marcus Aurelius.

Honorable mentions:

  1. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  2. Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups—Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 by Jason Calacanis
  3. The Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
  4. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande [Book Review]
  5. Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  6. The Motley Fool Investment Guide: Third Edition: How the Fools Beat Wall Street’s Wise Men and How You Can Too by Tom Gardner and David Gardner

Here is a list of all the book I read this year:

  1. Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups—Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 by Jason Calacanis
  2. The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks
  3. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  4. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen
  5. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
  6. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  7. The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly [Book Review]
  8. L’Étranger by Albert Camus
  9. Learn to Earn: A Beginner’s Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business by Peter Lynch [Book Review]
  10. Lion by Saroo Brierley
  11. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande [Book Review]
  12. The Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
  13. The Motley Fool Investment Guide: Third Edition: How the Fools Beat Wall Street’s Wise Men and How You Can Too by Tom Gardner and David Gardner
  14. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
  15. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  16. How to Read a Financial Report: Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers by John A. Tracy
  17. Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  18. Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  19. The Dhandho Investor: The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns by Mohnish Pabrai
  20. Investing 101: From Stocks and Bonds to ETFs and IPOs, an Essential Primer on Building a Profitable Portfolio by Michele Cagan [Book Review]
  21. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin

Currently Reading:

  1. Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune by Patrick O’Shaughnessy

  2. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

  3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

  4. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner

  5. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg


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The Journal no. 2 – December 31, ​2017

Welcome to the second issue of The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Articles

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain By Kai Stinchcombe -Hackernoon

How Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing apps are outmaneuvering Uber. By 13D Research

We’re Going to Need More Lithium By Jessica Shankleman, Tom Biesheuvel, Joe Ryan, and Dave Merrill – Bloomberg

The Year in Money By Laurie Meisler – Bloomberg

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China By Karen Hao – Quartz

Who is Marcus Aurelius? The Last Great Stoic of Rome – Farnam Street

cocoon modules + coco-mat envision nomadic dwelling with a container house prototype – Designboom

yuan architects elevates housing in taiwan to provide privacy and outdoor activity space – Designboom

RIGI design renews a single family building in shanghai and lights it up – Designboom

All-Electric Morgan EV3 Will Go Into Production in 2018  -HypeBeast

Yamazaki USA Tower Magazine Rack – Cool Material

Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 6×6 Soft Top – Cool Material

Lift Standing Desk – opendesk

Videos

Mark Cuban In Conversation With Kyle Bass | Real Vision Video – 55 min

How Machines Learn – 9 min

Charlie Munger Commencement Address – USC – 33 min

Podcasts

Live Episode! The Home Depot: Arthur Blank – 33 min

Lessons from Bozoma Saint John — From Spike Lee to Uber, From Ghana to Silicon Valley – 106 min

Principles: Life and Work

I am currently reading Principles by Ray Dalio. I heard about Ray Dalio a couple of years ago by watching How The Economic Machine Works, a fascinating video. Since He is a private person, I was very excited when I heard that he has a book coming this year. Principles is a three-part book. The first part talks about Ray Dalio’s Career and what it took him to overcome his failure. The second part is Ray Dalio’s Life Principles, which is what I am currently reading, and the final part is Ray Dalio’s Work Principles.

Here are some interviews about the book with Ray Dalio:

Ray Dalio, Principles, The Evolution of Bridgewater Associates, & Meditation | #AskGaryVee 275 – 63 min

Tony Robbins interviews billionaire Ray Dalio – author of Principles – 66 min

Life Lessons from a Self-Made Billionaire: My Conversation with Ray Dalio – Farnam Street

Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing – Tim Fessis – 128 min

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio – 31 min

Here is an excerpt from the book that made me think about the size of the universe :

“Through our own eyes, we are everything – e.g., when we die, the whole world disappears. So to most people (and to other species) dying is the worst thing possible, and it is of paramount importance that we have the best life possible. However, when we look down on ourselves through the eyes of nature we are of absolutely no significance. It is a reality that each one of us is only one of about seven billion of our species alive today and that our species is only one of about ten million species on our planet. Earth is just one of about 100 billion planets in our galaxy, which is just one of about two trillion galaxies in the universe. And our lifetimes are only about 1/3,000 of humanity’s existence, which itself is only 1/20,000 of the Earth’s existence. In other words, we are unbelievably tiny and short-lived and no matter what we accomplish, our impact will be insignificant.”  – p. 149

Thanks for reading, happy new year and see you next week!

Balal Rasool

The Journal – December 24, ​2017

Welcome to the first issue of The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting.

Articles:

CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You by Emily Mullin

Why Young Investors Should Hope For a Crash by Michael Batnick

This $5 Billion Encrypted App Isn’t for Sale at Any Price By Stepan KravchenkoNour Al Ali, and Ilya Khrennikov

Videos:

A Conversation with Charlie Munger and Michigan Ross – 2017 – 56 min

Mohnish Pabrai Lecture at Boston College (Carroll School of Mgmt) – Nov 30, 2017 – 140 min

Making a Flipbook Machine – 10 min

Vertical Farming

Last year for the first time, I grew vegetable plants in my backyard, and I found fascinating seeing the plants grow and eating fresh plants whenever I want. Now that it is winter, I am looking for a way to grow plants indoors, and I found out about The Smart Farm by Click And Grow. It is a ridiculous 9 900$ indoor farm that can grow 288 plants. When I was doing some research to look at commercial uses of vertical framing and their benefits, I found these two videos very interesting.

Tokyo’s Vertical Farms – The Future of Farming | WIRED – 3 min

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water – 4 min

The Investor Podcast

For about two weeks, I have been listening to The Investor Podcast. I used to listen to some of their podcasts and now, that I am more interested in value investing, I have listened to all their episodes until episode 123. I have learned a lot from listening to their podcasts, and I would recommend them to everybody who wants to learn more about value investing.

The Dhandho Investor

I finished reading this week The Dhandho Investor by  Mohnish Pabra. The book is very interesting and filled with useful information about how to invest in the stock market or a business without losing money and obtaining a high return on your investment. I would recommend the book, like the podcasts, to everybody who wants to learn more about value investing.

SeekingAlpha

For about three years, I have have been very passionate about the stock market and all things business. After acquiring a pretty good knowledge about the stock market, by any mean, I am not an expert I decided to become a contributor to seekingalpha.com. I wrote two articles, one last month and one this week. Please, check it out and any feedback will be really appreciated.

Dream Global REIT: A Low-Risk Company With An 6.74% Yield

Tucows – Ting Is The Future!

Thanks for reading, happy holidays and see you next week!

Balal Rasool

The Journal no. 12 – March 22, ​2018

 

 

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Article

Let Me Convince You To Save Money – Morgan Housel

Cool sh*t

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Video

 Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! | SXSW 2018 – 72 min

 

Podcasts

Tweets

 

Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

Featured Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

The Journal no. 11 – March 15, ​2018

Before starting The Journal, I have two updates. Firstly, I wrote an article on a company that I admire Zooplus – Growing Moat on my blog. If you have the time, please read it and give me your opinions about my thesis. Secondly, from now on, The Journal will be posted on every Thursday of the week.

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Articles

A Margin of Safety – Nick Maggiulli

The VERY simple bear case for bitcoin – Savneet Singh

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking – Farnam Street

Cool sh*t

A home Into The Woods by gosplan – Inspirationist

SLIM FIT: a permanent micro dwelling of 50 m2 designed for urban densification – Inspirationist

this geometric yellow house fits into the chilean landscape like a tetris piece – designboom

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Videos

Mebane Faber: “Global Value: How to Spot Bubbles, Avoid Market Crashes, and Earn Big Returns” – 60 min

New Story + ICON : 3D Printed Homes for the Developing World – 2 min

Podcasts

Albert Wenger – World After Capital – Invest Like the Best – 66 min

Brent Beshore – Cultivating a Disaster Resistant, Compound Interest Machine – Invest Like the Best – 96 min

Ryan Holiday Dissects Power and Money in Media – Masters in Business – 61 min

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Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

Featured Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

The Journal no. 9 – February​ 18, ​2018

 

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Articles

Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine – Esquire

Why Software is the Ultimate Business Model (and the data to prove it) – Medium

Mohnish Pabrai – Recommends 7 Top Investing Books… And Two Websites To Become A Better Investor – The Acquirer’s Multiple

Cool sh*t

Fern Chacha Touring Bike – blessthisstuff

Steve Harrington Reimagines the Nike Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1 – freshness

A Roll-out Table Perfect for Small Spaces – Joes Daily

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Videos

Warren Buffett: Advice For Entrepreneurs (2018)

We Asked Bill Gates: Do You Need To Be Rich To Be Healthy?

Podcasts

This is probably the two of the best podcasts I listened so far.

Josh Wolfe – This is Who You Are Up Against – Invest Like the Best

Our Inevitable Future: Interview with Kevin Kelly – Rule Breaker Investing

Tweets

 

Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

 

Featured Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

 

The Journal no. 8 – February 11, ​2018

 

 

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

Falcon Heavy

This week was an incredible week for SpaceX. On February 6, 2018, at 3:45 p.m. EST,  they launched their most powerful rocket. Watching the live stream of the rocket was incredible and I was very lucky to watch it in real time. This was like the moon landing for me, an absolute historical movement. As a Tesla Shareholder, for me, the cherry on top of the cake was that the dummy payload on the flight was Elon Musk’s midnight cherry Tesla Roadster.

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Articles

Learning from Superinvestors: The Wisdom of Tom Russo – Latticework

Thomas Russo: the world’s greatest investors – MoneyWeek

Why the Stock Market Falls (Sometimes) – Pragmatic Capitalism

List of cognitive biases – Wikipedia

Robotic Chefs Are Getting Better—If You Like Fast Food – MIT Technology Review

The Most Successful Investment in the History of Mankind – Intelligent Fanatics

Cool sh*t

frank minnaërt turns an old barn into a modern country house in lormes – designboom

PLUS HUS – uncrate

https://www.instagram.com/p/BexXP_0Bt4z/?saved-by=bgr20

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY3XgDHBnQO/?saved-by=bgr20

Videos

The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION) – Smarter Every Day 189 – 9 min

Seth Klarman: Value Investing, Investment Strategies and Advice for Success – 71 min

Podcasts

Planet Monet – Planet Money

Andrew Tobias – “There Are Just A Few Things You Really Need to Know About Investing, and They Don’t Ever Change” – The Meb Faber Show

Harvey Sawikin – Emerging Market Opportunities – Invest Like the Best

Steven Pinker – The Joe Rogan Experience

Tweets

The Power of Dividend Investing

This is one of the best infographics about investing I have seen this year. I knew that, if you invested in a company paying a dividend, you would have a better return than a company that doesn’t pay dividends. This infographic opened my eyes about the power of investing.

Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool

 

The Journal no. 7 – February 4, 2018

Welcome to The Journal. My goal with The Journal is to post once a week a list of everything that I found interesting from investing, design, architecture, and much more. Here is what I found interesting this week:

This week I didn’t have a not of time reading articles and funding cool stuff since I am working on a new article that I am writing for Seeking Alpha.

Articles

To advance artificial intelligence reverse engineer the brain By James J. Dicarlo – Wired

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People? By Charles C. Mann – The Atlantic 

Cool sh*t

Flfort road house from dark and cluttered to light and spacious – inspirationist.net

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Thanks for reading, see you next week!

Balal Rasool