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  1. Another Apocryphal Story

    Another great story that Charlie Munger has been telling more recently: A 14 year old boy asks Mozart: “How can I learn to be a great composer?” Mozart: “You’re far too young.” Boy: “But you were only 8 when you wrote your first symphony!” Mozart: “Yes, but I wasn’t going around asking people how to…

  2. Book Impressions — 2019-Q3

    The Demon Under the Microscope by Thomas Hager Often times we get so caught up in the latest technological advances that we don’t think about all the discoveries that came before us. This book is about perhaps one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century: antibiotics. Hager does a masterful job weaving between…

  3. Book Impressions — 2019-Q2

    Bad Blood by John Carreyrou This book tells the story of the meteoric rise and fall of Theranos, the Silicon Valley unicorn that claimed to have technology that could analyze blood samples with just a few drops of blood. It’s written by the Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the original piece exposing them as…