Saturday, 20 June 2015

Weekend reading

Habits and High Fives: How Neuroscience Helps Us Understand Ultimate, Performance, and Depression (SKYD Magazine). Highly recommend the article.

"Korb’s recently-released book, The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, breaks down the complex processes that cause depression and offers dozens of straightforward strategies to rewire the brain and live a happier, healthier life. Korb draws heavily on his own experiences both playing and coaching ultimate for examples of how athletic activity, social interaction, and positive habit building can literally reshape your brain. In the interview below, we discuss how his own depression and the tragic suicide of one of his players drew him towards research into depression, how neuroscience can improve your in-game habits, his approach to coaching, and the differences between men and women."

Asia’s Wide-Moat Restaurant Innovators (Beyond Proxy)

Third Avenue's Q2 Letters (Value Walk)

Mark Mobius on China’s SOE reform (Mobius)

Couple of articles on Japan's change in corporate governance and also some coverage from the Sohn HK conference: EconomistWSJ and Bloomberg

Part 1 in an FT series about InBev and the Brazilians behind it (FT)

Buy to let couple begin to sale of their property empire (FT)

The secret corporate takeover of trade agreements (Guardian)

Illuminating North Korea (NYTimes)

The following was written after Game 4 of the NBA finals, so a bit dated but very revealing. Why The Warriors Are So Tough To Beat (FiveThirtyEight)

Freeway Rick Ross (not the rapper) on James Altucher. Great title: “How to manage your employees when they are all carrying guns" (Altucher)