The ​2018 Year in Review

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. In 2018 we passed 500 posts which is important if you live in a society with base ten numbers. 🎉 But it was a milestone because the podcast I admire most is Russ Roberts’s EconTalk. I don’t listen to every episode and it’s rarely … Continue reading “The ​2018 Year in Review”

This Blog’s Biases

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Traffic and automotive. This blog is annoyed by the automotive. Traffic and Happy City form the outline of my ideas about cars, roads, and how people use them. In general, they don’t bring out the best in us because of a poor feedback structure. … Continue reading “This Blog’s Biases”

Paul Daugherty

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Paul Daugherty has spent thirty-plus years at Accenture and with co-author, H. James Wilson wrote Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI. They emphasize similar ideas that Haskel and Westlake point out in Capitalism without Capital and Hal Varian addresses in … Continue reading “Paul Daugherty”

Hal Varian

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Hal Varian is the author of two economics textbooks and co-author of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. Varian spoke at the ESMT business school in Berlin in 2018. Varian’s talk is titled Artificial Intelligence Economics and Industrial Organization. AI EIO, … Continue reading “Hal Varian”

Avi Goldfarb & Ajay Agrawal

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Avi Goldfarb and Ajay Agrawal spoke at Google about Prediction Machines. They wrote the book because they noticed more AI startups in Toronto and more AI investing in the Bay. “We got to see both the flood of companies coming into our lab in … Continue reading “Avi Goldfarb & Ajay Agrawal”

Loomis + Buffett

Sponsored by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. In November 2012, Carol Loomis and Warren Buffett sat down with Charlie Rose to talk about Loomis’s book Tap Dancing to Work. The first time Carol Loomis wrote about Warren Buffett (1970) she misspelled his last name as ‘Buffet’. By 1977 Buffett was writing … Continue reading “Loomis + Buffett”

Robert Cialdini

Sponsored by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Robert Cialdini joined Barry Ritholtz to talk about his work on influence, persuasion, and scientific ways to get people to say yes. Cialdini said Influence was “the most instructive and most entertaining research project I’ve ever engaged in.” Why? He saw how people actually … Continue reading “Robert Cialdini”