$INV: The relentless nature of Trumpian disinformation converts falsehoods into “alternative facts” over time | Dec 2019

1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency. Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.” Trump is engaged in *disinformation.* This is a different thing entirely. *THREAD* — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) December 30, 2018

$INV: “Repetition makes the heart grow fonder and fiction, if heard frequently enough, can come to sound like fact.” | Dec 2019

Advertisers and public relations professionals have understood for decades how to use psychological techniques to sell products and promote ideas. Coming from the world of business, Trump is VERY aware of these techniques and employs them to promote his narratives. — Steven Hassan (@CultExpert) December 24, 2019

$INV: Men going through a divorce should engage a lawyer to negotiate for proper child custody rights because your children’s needs will change as they grow up | Dec 2019

This is a hard time of year for me. I just dropped my kids off + I won’t see them for almost two weeks. This is bc I made a terrible uninformed decision when I got divorced. I just wanted the pain to stop so I agreed to a bad schedule. Men going thru divorce: […]

$INV: An interview with Willie Simmons, a man who has spent the last 38 years in prison for stealing $9 | Dec 2019

THREAD: Today I talked to Willie Simmons, who has spent the last 38 years in prison for stealing $9. He was convicted of 1st degree robbery & sentenced to life without parole in 1982, prosecuted under Alabama’s habitual offender law because he had 3 prior convictions. 1/12 pic.twitter.com/s5BNK2Ejyd — Beth Shelburne (@bshelburne) December 22, 2019

$INV: Modern economics fails to adequately capture Individualism-Collectivism dynamics | Dec 2019

Glen Weyl has fascinating ideas around the relationship bwt private & public goods (& btw individualism and collectivism) that call for us to potentially transcend the nation state & the corporation as currently conceived Here’s me gathering & making sense of his ideas: — Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) December 16, 2019 Glen Weyl has fascinating ideas […]

How to grow an Independent Asset Management Firm

Introduction “Trust is gold,” a fund manager once remarked at an industry conference. Building trust between clients and investment professionals is critical to healthy, long-term relationships from which sustainable growth can be generated. Importantly, to paraphrase Paul Volcker, the recently departed former Fed Chairman, credibility must be built during peace time for managers to call […]

Q: What is one thing that everyone in your field knows and nobody in your industry talks about because it would lead to general chaos? | Nov 2019

YouTube/TikTok/Twitch/etc’s success are reliant on constantly teasing massive numbers of people with potential rewards that will come for only a tiny percentage of them, making it different from Hollywood only because, on YouTube, at least you get to own your own work. For now. https://t.co/BmzGUTAZ9L — Hank Green **PIH.org/hankandjohn** (@hankgreen) November 27, 2019

$INV: “Getting rid of piracy.. wouldn’t change how much most people spend on entertainment” because people have a finite budget for entertainment | Nov 2019

Piracy. Here’s the thing: Piracy is not taking money out of our wallets. Getting rid of pirated comics won’t cause readers to spend more money buying comics. To illustrate why, let me talk about when I was a teen. — Barry makes comics (@barrydeutsch) November 26, 2019