Monday, 30 June 2014

Links of interest

Have been travelling a lot lately but a new write up will be posted soon. In the meantime, below are some interesting articles/reports/videos that I came across recently

How to lose $1 billion. A cautionary tale of a university endowment that drank the Kool-Aid

Follow up story from Forbes on the guys who run Arlington Value Management.These guys have been killing it

Story of Jyrka Rysavy (founder of Corporate Express). Article is slightly old (from 1995) but tells a fascinating story. If you are not familiar with him, I highly recommend to read a bit more about him

Recent talk from George Soros that he gave at the CEU Business School in Budapest. He starts speaking from around the 25 min mark

Great website that maps all of the publicly listed companies in the world

Collection of CBS lectures and videos from 2012 and 2013. I'm a huge fan of these

Documentary on Jack Ma and the creation of Alibaba

Recent Li Ka-shing commencement speech from Shantou University

Bill and Melinda Gates Stanford commencement speech