Good Reading

May 22, 2015

Sorry for all the Buffett material, some of which may be old hat by now -- but the 50th anniversary is a special occasion. Hope everyone is doing well. 

 

-- Phil

 

 

Books

 

  • "Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower" -- Hank Paulson's new book i...

April 17, 2015

I'll be in Omaha as usual for the Berkshire meeting. If anyone would like to meet up just send me an email -- we've had a good group in years past and all are welcome. 

 

- Phil

 

 

 

Facts and Figures

  • The value of the world's equities markets passed $70 trillion for the...

June 28, 2014

Facts and Figures

 

  • China has used more cement in the last three years than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century. (Source:Vaclav Smil via Bill Gates; the book from which this figure is taken also looks very interesting.)

  • There are more 23 year-olds in Americ...

April 18, 2014

Omaha

 

If anyone is going to Omaha and wants to meet up just let me know. I'll be there from Friday morning to Sunday morning.  

 

Books

 

  • Business biographies are some of my favorite books, and here are three I strongly recommend. One is a well known classic while the...

May 24, 2013

 

Quoted

  • "A decade ago, nine out of 10 companies would tell you they were thinking about building their next plant in China. Today it's more like three out of 10, and maybe five out of that 10 say they want to build in the U.S." -- Antoine van Agtamel (see article be...

February 17, 2012

Facts and Figures

  • In 1900, American farmers needed an average of three hours of labor to produce 1 kg of wheat. In 2000, they needed 1-2 seconds. 

    • In 1900, about 40% of the American labor force was employed in agriculture. In 2000, the share had fallen to le...

August 5, 2011

 

Facts and Figures

 

  1. The first half of 2011 (ended June 30) was an eventful, costly and tragic one for those affected by natural disasters. Due largely to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March, the ~$265b in economic losses is already well ahead of the previou...

February 11, 2011

Quoted

I'm having a good time reading the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, but unfortunately that's because I have a perverse sense of humor. The entire thing follows the usual Washington track of bland reporting without any analysis or insight. They had subpoena powe...

November 17, 2010

Facts and Figures

  1. Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozillo knowingly misrepresented the financial condition of his company and the loans it was making, and prosecutors alleged that he added $141.7 million (before taxes) to his personal fortune through corporate miscond...

October 14, 2010

Lots of good stuff this month -- hope you enjoy.

 

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Quoted

 

  1. "It's quite clear that stocks are cheaper than bonds. I can't imagine anybody having bonds in their portfolio when they can own equities, a diversified group of equities. But people do because t...

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This is a collection of books, articles and other "good reading" I've found. Most of it relates to investing but there is plenty of general interest stuff too. For broken or missing links and attachments please email me. 

 

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