What caught my attention – week of 2 March 2020

Good morning from Hong Kong. Below are a few articles focusing on the global chip industry, global supply chains (that are way overdue for a re-organisation) and the environmental impact of the current global health situation. 1. Global chip industry Title: How ASML became chipmaking’s biggest monopoly Link: Economist Ask people to pinpoint the centre …

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What caught my attention – week of 24 February 2020

Coming to you from Hong Kong this week. Below are a selection of readings covering the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, (the must read) Berkshire letter and a fascinating article on chemical toxicity and reproduction, amongst others. 1. Philanthropy Title: Our 2020 annual letter – Why we swing for the fences Link: Gates Foundation Twenty years …

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What caught my attention – week of 17 February 2020

Greetings from Bali this time. This week I’ve a selection of articles on geopolitics, spend-down philanthropy and travel to name a few.   1. HeartMath research Title: Psychophysiological Coherence: A Proposed Link Among Appreciation, Cognitive Performance, and Health Link: HeartMath Physiological correlates of this mode can be objectively defined and measured. In addition, by using …

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What caught my attention – week of 2 December 2019

Below are last week’s topics of interest: HeartMath research, using behavioural tools to reduce domestic violence, savants and closing with Alan Watts. Enjoy.   1. HeartMath Title: Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on EEG Alpha Asymmetry and Anxiety Symptoms in Male Athletes: A Pilot Study Link: NCBI I’ve been meditating for 10+ years and …

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