10 IDEAS DAY 8

  1. 1.
    (Current Events) Cameron rallying parliament to launch air strikes vs. ISIS in defiance of Corbyn corroborates the idea of the latter as powerless symbol of left-wing British politics.
  2. 2.
    (Misc) Definition of emotional maturity = ability to be poised in stressful situations.
  3. 3.
    (Markets) There's going to be an extraordinary crash one day in P2P loans. Someone is going to make a lot of money on the other side of that trade.
  4. 4.
    (Misc) Most contrarian argument to strike up this holiday season: "That Martin Shkreli guy is actually pretty great." Politics, capitalism, health care, hedge funds, etc in one.
  5. 5.
    (Markets) Opportunity in buying the claims (and suing the Cuban government) from pre-Castro property claimants(?).
  6. 6.
    (Markets) In the context of raising money for a hedge fund-- the fund-raising appeal of Great Trade (a la Paulson, Soros, Kyle Bass) vs long-term solid performance based on simple investing principles relates to peoples' biases towards low-probability events.
  7. 7.
    (Misc) It's crazy how many self-help guru-bro Tim Ferris imitators there are out there recycling the same bullshit.
  8. 8.
    (Start-ups) I think Y-combinator is fundamentally a pretty bad proposition for people who want to start businesses. Bias towards "unicorns" is a ridiculous fallacy that permeates every aspect of the program. Their equity take is too high as well.
  9. 9.
    (Podcasts) The Harris Wittels interview from the November 2014 episode of You Made It Weird With Pete Holmes, where Harris talks about his addiction, is crazy, harrowing and morbid.
  10. 10.
    (Misc) New Batman vs Superman trailer is horrific. Zack Snyder ruins everything he touches. Symptomatic of pivot towards Asian market from major studios. I would bet against the chance they make all those movies in the Marvel pipeline.