March 13, 2017
by calminvestor

The power of compounding and how it applies to a better life

“What if you didn’t define wealth by money, success or satisfaction, but simply by the number of great people in your life?” A question put forth by Peter Attia, M.D. in his podcast “How to live a longer, higher quality life” … Continue reading

February 7, 2017
by calminvestor
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10 insights from HBO’s 2017 ‘Becoming Warren Buffett’ we hadn’t heard before

HBO released a documentary ‘Becoming Warren Buffett’, on the legendary investor earlier this year. It’s an almost intimate portrait of the most-quoted investor in the world. Worth the 1h 28mins. And summarized below, some of the more insightful  (and less often … Continue reading

February 1, 2017
by calminvestor

Deep Work: Rules for focussed success in a distracted world

Three quick questions: How many times do you think you checked your phone today? If you’re reading this on a laptop or PC, how many browser tabs do you currently have open or have had open in the last hour? How … Continue reading

December 21, 2016
by calminvestor

Everybody’s doing it

In one of his memos at Oaktree Capital, Howard Marks refers to the market as a pendulum swinging between greed and fear. That at any given time, the pendulum i.e. the general consensus tends to be either too greedy or too fearful, and … Continue reading

December 14, 2016
by calminvestor

Beware advice from the successful

Survivorship Bias OR How a mathematician helped win a war In 1942, in the middle of the bloodiest wars ever seen, the United States military, brought together some of the brightest minds borrowed from the top universities around the country and called it, … Continue reading

September 24, 2016
by calminvestor

What bad design can teach us about investor behaviour

Shower controls and Jet Lag I am currently reading a book on design called The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. As opposed to the usual sources of reading recommendations from friends, websites top 10s or the ubiquitous Amazon recommendation … Continue reading

August 14, 2016
by calminvestor

Seven Life Learnings for Investors

I subscribe to a website called that is a beautifully curated set of articles about books on a variety of life topics. I’ve come across many excellent reading suggestions from this treasure trove. A couple of years ago, the founder … Continue reading

July 3, 2016
by calminvestor

Let your baby play in the mud or the value of experiments

Expert Advice or Who to believe Adapted from the book Mindware – Richard Nisbett We get it all the time. Advice meant to improve our careers, our children, our bodies, our lives. Only, a lot of it is often contradictory. And unlike … Continue reading