• Top 5 Reads of the Week | 361 Capital Blog  

    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    Angrist’s study accelerated research using the Vietnam draft lotteries and helped launch what came to be called the “causal revolution” in social science—a three-decade, ongoing search for other “natural experiments” to sort out cause and effect. Yet the Vietnam draft lotteries remain the preeminent natural experiment, whose use has extended even beyond the Vietnam generation.

  • Top 5 Reads of the Week | 361 Capital Blog  

    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    “What I learned was the power of feedback, the importance of throwing yourself open to being corrected in public. That doesn’t eliminate error and misjudgment. It does teach you to do your homework, to consider the historical and social contexts of your evidence before you draw conclusions, to evaluate the quality of your information before you act on it, to go back and check your work again before you commit, and above all to think twice.

  • Must Reads of the Week | 361 Capital Blog  

    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    “The origin stories of big ideas, whether in math or any other field, generally highlight the eureka moments. You can’t really blame the storytellers. It’s not so exciting to read “and then she studied some more.” But this arduous, mundane work is a key part of the process; without it, the story is just a myth. There’s no way to skip the worrying phase.

  • Top 5 Reads of the Week | 361 Capital Blog  

    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    “The origin stories of big ideas, whether in math or any other field, generally highlight the eureka moments. You can’t really blame the storytellers. It’s not so exciting to read “and then she studied some more.” But this arduous, mundane work is a key part of the process; without it, the story is just a myth. There’s no way to skip the worrying phase.

  • Top 5 Reads of the Week | 361 Capital Blog  

    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    “However, much like the bankers of the early 21st century, we risk allowing new incentives to erode our self-regulation and skew our perceptions and behavior; similar to the risky loans underlying mortgage-backed securities, faulty scientific observations can form a bubble and an unstable edifice.