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Things I read last week… (WB 14 June 2021)
Aaron Harris on ‘Asymmetries in Fundraising’.
“Honest Brokers play a hidden but vital role in communities without a history of legal protections and stable institutions.”
About being the ‘honest broker’.
“Too often, the de facto goal of funders is to find established things that look like everything else — it is typically easier to defend supporting a long-established institution. But, of course, the most valuable opportunities will often be those that look quite different, and a structural bias towards familiarity can easily militate against innovation.”
About ‘Fast Grants’ for COVID research.
FB Research on understanding deep neural networks from first principles.
Vitalik on ‘Verkle Trees’.
The Physics of Financial Networks. [PDF]
The anthropological ‘Evolution of the Dad’.
An interview with legendary chip designer Jim Keller.
A conversation with Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang.
Why electric planes will dominate short-haul. [YouTube]
Veritasium on luck. [YouTube]