Three Longs & Three Shorts

Nov 2018
  • Short Read

    Published on 04 Nov, 2018


    Keep it simple, silly

    Elaborating on the power of simplicity, the authors not only drive home the point that “In an increasingly complex world, simplicity is the key to success. And to mental well-being and a better life on the whole” but also provide a step-wise...

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  • Short Read

    Published on 04 Nov, 2018


    Government Versus RBI: Dissent At The Podium

    In case you have not been keeping up with the bickering between the RBI and the Government, Ira Duggal gives you a primer. “Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel and his team have now come out at least four times to defend their policies...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 04 Nov, 2018


    Where Are the Shudras? Why the Shudras are lost in today’s India

    Shudras comprise approximately half the population of India…The Mandal Commission concluded in the 1980s that the OBCs, not including the “upper” Shudra castes, represent 52 percent of all Indians…By comparison, the “forward”...

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Oct 2018
  • Short Read

    Published on 28 Oct, 2018


    Getting Rich vs. Staying Rich

    A slighlty dated yet appropriate piece for the times we live in. Morgan Housel one of the most original thinkers and writers to have emerged in recent years highlights how ‘there are a million ways to get rich, but there is only way to stay rich...

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  • Short Read

    Published on 28 Oct, 2018


    Ticketmaster stages fightback against touts

    The pop star Taylor Swift’s business acumen is once again in full display as she comes up with a novel way to solve an age old economic problem. The problem is as follows: when the tickets for a rock concert are sold, the fans who buy the tickets...

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  • Short Read

    Published on 28 Oct, 2018


    Do not believe the hype about artificial intelligence

    The author – inspite of running an AI service provider for corporates – says that AI is being overhyped and overpromoted. He believes that: “We have much faster computers, thanks to Moore’s law, but the underlying algorithms are mostly...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 28 Oct, 2018


    Two articles which should be read together: (1) How social democracy lost its way: a report from German; and (2) What the Left misses about Nationalism

    In India it is a common refrain that the Congress can’t get its act together whilst the BJP displays its political muscle on a daily basis. However, the challenges of traditional left of centre political parties do not seem to be confined to India...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 28 Oct, 2018


    Quant Investor Cliff Asness Hasn’t Smashed His Screen This Year—Yet

    Cliff Asness has built AQR Capital Management into a systematic investing giant by capitalizing on two trends: the growing power of computers and the demand for lower fund fees. Today, AQR runs $226 billion in strategies built on so-called...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 28 Oct, 2018


    What Sets Successful CEOs Apart

    The authors conducted a 10-year study (dubbed the “CEO Genome Project”) to identify what sets successful CEOs apart. They tapped into a database containing more than 17,000 assessments of C-suite executives, including 2,000 CEOs and “sifted...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 21 Oct, 2018


    Saudi Princes Quest to Remake the Middle East

    In the wake of what looks like the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, it is worth spending some time to understand how and why the heir apparent to the Saudi throne, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), is...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 21 Oct, 2018


    The Big Hack – How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate US Companies

    This investigative article based on interviews with American government officials and corporates claims that Chinese spies attacked almost 30 US companies, including Amazon and Apple “by compromising America’s technology supply chain”. So how...

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