Wed, 7 June 2017
CW 840 - William Poundstone - Head in the Cloud, Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up & Fortune's Formula
Jason is in the big apple, New York City, for this 10th episode show. He is definitely not looking for income properties as the Hartman Risk Evaluator said there were no good rent-to-value ratios to be found there.
Jason’s welcomes author William Poundstone to tell us about his new book, Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts are So Easy to Look Up. Mr. Poundstone is also the author of the New York Times best-selling books, Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of Scientific Betting System that Beat the Casinos and Wall Street, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value and How to Take Advantage of It and Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair and What We Can Do About it.
[04:11] Income property is the 'ideal' multi-dimensional asset class but there are others.
[07:28] Corporate raiders would creatively acquire a company and part it out akin to income property investors today.
[12:29] The upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind in Chicago includes an appearance by Mish Shedlock.
William Poundstone Interview:
[17:22] William explains the premise of his latest book, Head in the Cloud.
[21:13] Having a general knowledge of baseline facts and the Dunning-Kruger effect have humbling assets.
[23:38] The larger a person's vocabulary is akin to their ability to think.
[27:22] How does America stack up on the map of ignorance?
[29:53] Americans will vote for judges with less ethnic sounding names if they don't know the candidates.
[36:01] The Kelly Formula informs a user of the optimal amount you should be putting on each bet or investment.
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