Reading list for my 9th grade son

In a few months my elder son will be graduating from 9th grade and entering 10th grade. He is a voracious reader. He has read 100’s of fiction books. I am amazed by his ability to focus intensely, and complete a fiction book in one day. I read a lot of nonfiction books. My son…

Bajaj Finance

Sometimes being late to a party might workout very well in your favor. Indian economy grew at a high rate of 9.5 percent from 2005 to 2007. Money was cheap and inflation was low. Click here to read the rest.

Saurabh Madaan joins Markel Corp

The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more. This was told by Charlie Munger. My close friend Saurabh Madaan made me and countless other human beings wiser by organizing world famous Google Value Investors Talk. Saurabh has been doing this for many years, without expecting anything in…

Indian Banks – Lay of the Land

A kid went to his father and told that he scored 10th rank in his class. His father being a rational man asked, how many students are there in your class? To which his son responded: 10. Jokes aside, there is an important lesson to learn. Click here to read the rest.

What gets measured gets improved

A wise man showed the image below to me and a few others. He told us the following. To be successful in any pursuit one needs to work hard and keep improving a tiny bit every day. What matters the most is not the magnitude of daily progress. But tiny progress over long periods of…

Both up and down revert to mean

Cliff Devries has lived half his life with total paralysis on his right side. 20 years ago, doctors found a 6-inch tumor near his brain. Surgery left him paralyzed from the neck down. After months of hard work, he regained use of his left side. Click here to read the rest.

Problem Solving

Why are some people good in problem solving? Is it nature or nurture? Are there any tricks or gimmicks that we can used to become an effective problem solver? Click here to read the rest.