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Sunday Briefing: On business schools, geography’s impact on history, and quantum computing

Sunday Briefing: On business schools, geography’s impact on history, and quantum computing

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Welcome to the Sunday Briefing newsletter where we share some of the interesting lessons in life, business, and investing that we’ve come across during the week.

Latest on Junto

Two notes were published on Junto during the week.

How Charlie Munger would teach a business school. Deep within the 2011 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting lies a pocket of wisdom from Charlie Munger. Here’s how he would go about teaching finance at a business school.

[Member content] A comment on Autohome. Many members have asked me about Autohome lately. Here are my thoughts.

What we’ve been reading

The global chessboard. A fantastic essay series on how geography has shaped history and the advantages of some areas of the world.

Most of the time, when we study History or we’re told about why things are the way they are, we’re told about wars, generals, and political movements, when in fact much of the time it’s just luck and time that mattered most.

Why is quantum computing so hard to explain? Quanta Magazine is one of my favorite sites on the internet.

As the quantum computing pioneer Richard Feynman once said about the quantum electrodynamics work that won him the Nobel Prize, if it were possible to describe it in a few sentences, it wouldn’t have been worth a Nobel Prize.

Quote of the week

Charlie Munger on remaining sane.

“I don’t know how to do anything complicated. I know how to avoid insanity, even if it’s conventional. That’s all I know. I don’t even try to be smart. I just try and be not insane and pay no attention to the traditions.”

A thought

If you just focus on reading, you will gain an advantage over the ones too dependent on electronic devices and multitasking.

Have a great coming week,
Oliver Sung

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