(Not) boring finds for February 2020
Why, in investing, it is better to "avoid the zeros"; what 700 years of falling interest rates look like; how mathematics can be a study in wonder (i.e., fun); and the way spices spurred on empires.
Of Dollars and Data – Why avoiding bad decisions is more important than making great decisions
“The better strategy for investors then is not to try and win, but to not lose.”
Visual Capitalist – Visualizing the 700-year fall of interest rates
A historical look at interest rates with considerations around why they have been steadily falling.
Farnam Street’s The Knowledge Project Podcast – Steven Strogatz: Exploring curiosities [1:35 min]
Why mathematics should be fun (lose its negative stigma), some useful mental models for learning and decision-making, and more. An interview with lauded mathematician, professor, and author, Steven Strogatz.
The New York Times – How spices have made, and unmade, empires
How the spice trade helped to shape the modern world as one of “the first engines of globalization.”