Top 5 Reads of the Week | May 15, 2019

Top 5 Reads of the Week | The AtlanticThe Peculiar Blindness of Experts
by David Epstein | The Atlantic

“The best forecasters, by contrast, view their own ideas as hypotheses in need of testing. If they make a bet and lose, they embrace the logic of a loss just as they would the reinforcement of a win. This is called, in a word, learning.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Institutional InvestorAs the World Fractures, Asset Allocators
Are Doing…Nothing. Are They Insane?

by Amy Whyte | Institutional Investor

“And BlackRock’s geopolitical risk indicator — tracking what the giant asset management firm views as the ten biggest risks to portfolios — has spiked to levels not seen since the heights of the European debt crisis.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Ars TechnicaWhy Google believes machine learning
is its future

by Timothy B. Lee | Ars Technica

“This is why Google I/O has had such a focus on machine learning for the last three years. The company believes that these assets—a small army of machine learning experts, vast amounts of data, and its own custom silicon—make it ideally positioned to exploit the opportunities presented by machine learning.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | Value Stock GuideJames Holzhauer: Guide to Optimizing
Investment Bets for Maximum Portfolio Growth

by Shailesh Kumar, MBA | Value Stock Guide

“The formula only works when you stick to it. In the beginning, a lot of parameters may not be defined well for you. Over time, you will get more accurate. However, you need to stick it out and disconnect yourself from the emotional aspects of investing. If you do not think you can muster up the objectivity, discipline and persistence to make this work, an index fund is your best friend.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | The New Republic

Down and Out in the Gig Economy
by Jacob Silverman | The New Republic

“Every generation has its comeuppance. Ours lies in the vast field of disappointment that you land in after you run the gauntlet of privatized education, unpaid internships, and other markers of the prestige economy. There you find that writing ability or general intelligence mean nothing if you don’t have the right connections, or the ability to flatter those in authority, or a father who once held the same job.”