Things I read last week… (WB 6 December 2021)
Pots of Gold
“Here’s a painful contradiction at the heart of spending time on startups: all the good stuff you can create is in the future, but all the patterns you look at to learn what to do are in the past. This makes your brain do funny things.”
YC’s Aaron Harris on ‘Pots of Gold’.
DeepMind details Retrieval-Enhanced Transformer (RETRO) for more efficient language models.
Ben Evans 2021 presentation on ‘Three Steps of the Future’.
Founder Collection on lessons from 166 startup IPOs.
Bank of England blog analysing the effects of capital requirement reforms.
How China views data.
Analysis of global economic inequality.
The RNA world and the origins of life.
Kurzgesagt explaining the intricacies of science communication. [YouTube]
Live-stream of the Financial Modelling World Cup 2021 (ie Excel as eSports).