Ray Dalio and Bridgewater Associates – How the Economic Machine Works

Ray Dalio, the largest Hedge Fund Manager of Bridgewater Associates with over $165B under management, has come to the conclusion that it is important to share his framework on macro economics.  He has put together a great 30 minute animated video that is simple yet smart.  His approach is based on an understanding of how the economy works.  If you agree with his approach, you will find out that economics can be simpler than we may have thought and therefore more transparent and less opaque.

In addition, Larry Summers, Former Treasury Secretary, held a one hour session at Harvard University with Ray Dalio to discuss this topic in more detail.  If you have more time, take a listen….and learn.

I hope you enjoy.

 

The World in 2050 – Its Happening Now

I have been a big fan of Dr. Peter Diamandis who is the Founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation and the Co-Founder of Singularity University.  I recently saw him speak in the Fall and truly enjoyed his discussion.  Both the X-PRIZE and Singularity University are focused on utilizing technology to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the planet’s most pressing challenges..  This recent video captures the discussion of how technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Biometrics are happening today and how these technologies will make a difference in the future.

How prepared are we to fully participate in creating the future and participating in it?  How flexible are we to accept new technologies and to utilize them?

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With change comes uncertainty.  As we participate in the new world, I hope to see improvement for social good which will lead to economic elevation for all.  Not a bad deal if you ask me.