The Weekend Reading List #2

The Weekend Reading List


I’ll be sharing a few articles that I am reading over the week in this series called ‘The Weekend Reading List’. Hope you find it useful.

1. Shree Cement’s Hari Mohan Bangur: On solid ground – Forbes (link)

The story of the person behind Shree Cements. In the last 15 years, the share price of this company has risen from ₹50 to ₹18,500, at a compounded growth rate of 48.3 percent, making it the best performing cement stock in India.

2. A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Carlsen. He Had One Month to Train – Wall Street Journal (link)

On Nov 1st, 2016, Max Deutsch decided to spend 1 year trying to master twelve expert-level skills — devoting one month to each skill and writing daily about the process.

The list of challenges:

November: Memorize the order of a deck of cards in less than 2 minutes
December: Draw a realistic self-portrait
January: Solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 20 seconds
February: Land a standing backflip
March: Play a 5-minute improvisational blues guitar solo
April: Hold a 30-minute conversation in Hebrew on the future of tech
May: Build a self-driving car
June: Develop perfect pitch — identify 20 random musical notes in a row
July: Finish a Saturday NYT crossword puzzle in one sitting
August: Complete one continuous set of 40 pull-ups
September: Continuously freestyle rap for 3 minutes
October: Defeat world-champion Magnus Carlsen at a game of chess

Read more about it here – Link

3. Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting (link)

On why laptops are a distraction to retention.

4. How To Change The Story In Your Head That’s Stopping You From Succeeding – Medium (link)

“Instead of pretending that we are living some great story, we must remain focused on the execution — and on executing with excellence. We must defer the credit or crown and continue working on what got us here.” Click the link to read more.

5. The Behavior of Stock Market Manias – Base Hit Investing (link)

Another good article to read in a bull market.

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