The last few days has been quite eventful. We had the first meeting of the ValuePickr Kolkata group last Sunday.
I had expected about 10 people when I first thought of this first. We ended up having over 40 participants sign up and 28 showing up on a rain-drenched Sunday morning and stayed on for over 3.5 hrs!!
Some interesting stuff I read:
Superb collection of mental models in one page
7 mental models you should know for smarter decision making
Notes from the book What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars.
Peter Thiel, the billionaire VC, who founded PayPal and now Palantir and also was an early investor in Facebook, has written a book Zero to One where he talks about the attributes of a monopoly. This article summarizes the book and throws in some interesting observations on monopolies.