Monthly Archives: August 2019

Peter Thiel on Piketty

From an AMA on Reddit 4 years ago: Three parts to Piketty: 1 He describes a world of greater inequality. I think this is happening and is an important phenomenon. 2 He explains the phenomenon as driven by high returns … Continue reading

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Extracts from and comments on The Outsiders

This article in an issue of the journal of the high-intelligence Prometheus Society describes research on how difficult people with high IQs find integrating happily with society: The single greatest adjustment problem faced by the gifted, however, is their tendency … Continue reading

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Your margin is my opportunity

Alipay’s parent company’s other subsidiary, MYbank, exemplifies the Bezos quote: …the Hangzhou-based firm’s operating cost per loan is about 3 yuan, versus 2,000 yuan at traditional rivals. This Bloomberg article described how with technology + access to better data MYbank … Continue reading

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Email clients as web browsers

But also, the original conception of email is that messages are plain text. No fonts, no styles, just plain text, with optional attachments. But those attachments are embedded in the message, not pulled from a server when the message is … Continue reading

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