Weekly Roundup August 16-August 20, 2021

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."
―Mark Twain

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Here's what we pushed out the door this week - just in case you missed it:

Magic, Mayhem, and Chance Encounters

Winning the Lottery

Why Cyberattacks are good for business

What if more houses isn't the answer?

Blowback. Consequences to Come

Capital Thinking - Issue #910
A big lesson from history is how chance encounters lead to both magic and mayhem in ways that would have been impossible to predict.Let me show you three times history hung by a thread.-Morgan Housel
Magic, Mayhem, and Chance Encounters
Capital Thinking - Issue #911
“At least a billion people on earth at this moment who would consider their prayers answered if they could trade places with you.” – Sam Harris
Winning the Lottery
Capital Thinking - Issue #912
Even when public agencies and companies hit by ransomware could recover their files on their own, insurers prefer to pay the ransom. Why? The attacks are good for business.-Renee Dudley
Why Cyber-attacks Are Good For Business
Capital Thinking - Issue #913
I just spent the past week it the Bay Area, and it’s hard not to come away with an acute sense that there’s something wrong with the way that housing is working in the new economy: not just in San Francisco or on the peninsula, where it’s messed up for all kinds of local reasons, but really everywhe…
What if Building More Houses Isn't the Answer
Capital Thinking - Issue #914
I do not intend to discuss or critique the recent events in Afghanistan other than to say that it is clearly not the highpoint of America’s foreign policy which at this instant is entrusted to our current POTUS.-Jeff Minch
Blowback and the Consequences to Come