(Not) boring finds for February 2019

March 1, 2019 | Mawer Print

Our finds this month include a case for “Peak Investment Industry”; the surprisingly old history of modern ETFs; Jeff Bezos on the importance of being customer-focused; and the incredible advancements in augmented reality—imagine watching a full scale whale swim by your window.


Baillie Gifford – Riding the gravy train

A compelling assessment of the investment management industry and appeal for a different set of approaches and behaviours from asset managers towards fees, risks, and reward.


Medium – The road to ETFs

A historical lookback on the origins of ETFs to over a thousand years ago in 10th century Italy.


Bloomberg Markets and Finance – The David Rubenstein Show: Jeff Bezos (48 min)

Jeff Bezos on building Amazon, effective decision-making approaches, and the number one thing behind Amazon’s success: “an obsessive-compulsive focus on the customer as opposed to obsession over the competitor.”


WIRED – AR will spark the next big tech platform—call it Mirrorworld

The impressive developments happening in the world of augmented reality, like a full-size digital rendering of our world.


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