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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 10 - How to use diversity in perspectives for the sake of investing

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - What can you learn from philosophy, physics, maths, sociology to help you in investing? A well oiled mind to look at the stock market from various perspectives and hopefully, benefit from these perspectives. This is precisely the core idea of the book that Krishna to discuss with Bala - Investing - The Last Liberal Art by Robert Hagstorm.

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 9 - How to invest the Warren Buffett way

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - Earning and learning seem to distinct spheres of life. However, Warren Buffett through his investing has shown us all that they needn’t be separate things, in fact, Bala and Krishna believe that they are one and the same. But how does one learn about earning?

The book The Warren Buffett Way written by Robert Hagstrom points out the 4 mined from the billionaire investor’s life long learning, er… earning, er… investing journey. (These questions are our own interpretations of Hagstrom’s explanations)

  1. Business Tenet - Do you understand how the business makes money? If you were the chief of the company, would you know how to make money?
  2. Management Tenet - Do you know how the people run the business? Do you know who the leadership is? What is their unique management style?
  3. Financial Tenet - After crunching numbers, are you able to understand if the business has indeed been profitable?
  4. Value Tenet - Is the stock available at a discount from its projected value? How do you project value?

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 8 - Digital Minimalism and How to Fail at almost everything

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - How to get rid of the habit of staring at the screen for every idle second of the day? Simple, follow a digital diet. Listen to Krishna’s experiences of a 7 day digital diet. Can anybody learn anything from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert? Are you serious? Krishna seems to think so. We will listen to Krishna’s formula for happiness or atleast how to increase probability of happiness. This is a LOGO podcast - Listen to One Get One

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Digital Minimalism and How to Fail at Almost Everything - BS Podcast Episode 8

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - How to get rid of the habit of staring at the screen for every idle second of the day? Simple, follow a digital diet. Listen to Krishna’s experiences of a 7 day digital diet. Can anybody learn anything from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert? Are you serious? Krishna seems to think so. We will listen to Krishna’s formula for happiness or atleast how to increase probability of happiness. This is a LOGO podcast - Listen to One Get One

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 7 - Rendezvous With Rama

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - Bala dares to read a sci-fi book on his own and talk about it to Krishna. The tables have turned and Krishna watches the fun and asks Bala to summarize the book. What if a giant spaceship was sent to the earth with advanced technology? How will humanity respond to that? Will be treated as a purely scientific venture or a military mission to protect the sovereignty of the earth? “Rendezvous with Rama” deals with the theme of uniting under an external threat. Explore the vast and massive world that the Ramans had built to be sent out to the nook and corners of the universe.

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 6 - How to be aware of the world around you

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - Are you sure you know the world around you? Let’s have a quiz, shall we? Given the current population growth rate of the world (1-2% per year) and given that today, we have about 2 billion children, what will be the number of children present in 2100? 4 billion, 6 billion or 8 billion.

What kind of biases plague us? What should be do to watch out for those? How can we aware of what is going on in the world? What are the worldly facts that we have got wrong? Do smarter people on the planet get all these facts correctly?

Take the test here first - http://forms.gapminder.org/s3/test-2018

Also, check this site out for https://www.gapminder.org/factfulness/

Uh… oh! A ton of unanswered questions. Listen to Krishna as he talks about the book “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 5 - How to increase your Financial IQ

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - For a change, it was Bala who discussed about the book that he read.

How can one be intelligent about money? How does currency differ from money? For once, Bala read a book on one of his pet subjects - investing. Krishna took it as an opportunity to kick back and grill Bala about “How to increase your financial IQ” - Income sources, protecting your money, budgeting, leveraging and using financial information seem to be the best points out of the book. Listen till the end for a bonus feature!

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Books and stuff podcast - Episode 4 - How 'Thinking in Bets' can simplify decision making

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - Krishna narrates his own views and what he picked up from a book about a psychology professor who became a Poker champion.

Krishna shares his views on Dr. Annie Duke’s theories on decision making. Krishna personally struggled with making the simplest of decisions and this book resonates with his growth to a person who now thinks in bets. Listen to the podcast to know about this.

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 3 - Half Lion

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Books and Stuff Podcast series - Krishna narrates his own views and what he picked up from a book on Ex-Prime Minister of India, P V Narasimha Rao.

What can one learn from a Prime Minister who masterfully pulled a country out of recession and socialism while keeping a slender majority at bay, while pursuing his own passion of life long learning? Listen to the podcast to know about this.

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 2 - Learning to Learn

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What strategy did you use while studying or learning a course at school/college? Mine was simple: read, then read one more time, and then wake up in the morning and read again.

Magically, just after the exams, all the learnings vanished from my head. All these years, I wondered about why that happened. Let’s find out from our learned friend, Krishna.

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