Links of the week
Have I Been Pwned: Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach
Have I Been Pwned allows you to search across multiple data breaches to see if your email address has been compromised
Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott
Me: I think that antibiotic resistance and use, as well as basic hygiene (toilets etc. cf Gates Foundation) are bigger health failures, but the idea is worth a thought.
Leaps and bounds: what I learned in 13 years as the Observer's dance critic
After filing his final dance review last month, Luke Jennings reflects on the transcendent highs and excruciating lows, and his hopes for the future of the art form.
Me: I missed many of these (caught the Pina Bausch). Unsuccessful dance is perhaps even more painful than see unsuccessful theatre, but successful dance is transcendent in ways which often defies words.
The New Yorker
The Investor Seth Klarman, in a Rare Interview, Offers a Warning. Davos Should Listen
Klarman, a low-key but highly influential investor, believes that shortsighted business practices are imperilling public confidence in capitalism.
Me: Klarman gives interviews rarely and is considered an influential value investor. His warnings chime with some other managers of late eg Ray Dalio (though not some others eg Paulson).
The Paris Review | Forty-Five Things I Learned in the Gulag
Varlam Shalamov claimed not to have learned anything from the Gulag except how to wheel a loaded barrow. But one of his fragmentary writings, dated 1961, tells us more.
Why Should I Start a Startup?
A lot of people ask themselves why they should start a startup. My answer to why you should start a startup is simple: there is a certain type of person who only works at their peak capacity when there is no predictable path to follow, the odds of success are low, and they have to take personal responsibility…
80,000 Hours: How to make a difference with your career
You have 80,000 hours in your career. How can you use them to make a difference?