TouchStone Reads - April 7th, 2023


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • The Seven Virtues of Great Investors: Intelligence is “a trait more of the character than of the brain,” according to Benjamin Graham. It also is rooted in Curiosity, Skepticism, Independence, Humility, Discipline, Patience, and Courage (Jason Zweig)

  • What Is ChatGPT Doing…and Why Does It Work? (Stephen Wolfram)

  • ‘This is like a movie’: Ukraine’s secret plan to convince 3 Russian pilots to defect with their planes: their planes (Yahoo News)

  • Your Brain Could Be Controlling How Sick You Get - And How You Recover (Scientific American)

  • A frenzy of deregulation killed Silicon Valley Bank (LA Times)

  • Not even wrong: predicting tech: “That is not only not right; it is not even wrong” – Wolfgang Pauli (Benedict Evans)

  • The Twitter I Love Doesn’t Exist Anymore (The Atlantic)

  • Over 60 million Americans have taxes so simple the IRS could do them automatically “Automatic returns” could vastly simplify tax season for millions of people (Vox)

  • The Electron Is Having a (Magnetic) Moment. It’s a Big Deal (Wired)

What are you reading or listening to?