D-Squared Musings – Week 44


✈️ Airalo – eSIM

  • I’ve doing a good amount of travel recently and have found Airalo, which has saved time and reduced stress. 😀 Now that I’ve converted to the dark side (iOS) I realized there’s no such thing as a SIM, but instead an eSIM. After doing some research I found that Airalo seems to be the simplest eSIM to use for my Tokyo trip (here now). Highly recommended if you’re eSIM-constrained. 

🖊️ China Chips and Moore’s Law

  • A solid blog post from Ben on the state of Moore’s law and how some (not all) US sanctions on China in regard to chips have turned out to be useless.


💰 Talking About True Wealth and Entrenchment

  • This blog post does a great job of summarizing a realization I made roughly 6 – 8 months ago… If I (we) want to make enough to be sustainably comfortable and live life without money stress, then a salary won’t get me there. 

🇨🇳 China’s Crumbling Economic Story

  • Economics explained does a great job of puzzling different pieces together around China’s economy. The future looks bleak.  

🦢 IQ is a scientific swindle –A brief explanation of the math

  • I’ve found myself revisiting Nassim’s content and recently stumbled across this gem. In this video and technical blog post Nassim debunks a myth that IQ correlates with wealth. The scatter plot below says it all. TLDR: There’s no correlation. 

💸 William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

  • Many years ago (~2015) I came across this video, it was an eye-opener. It helped me grasp the application of many finance concepts I learned in school. Recently I decided to revisit this video as a refresher and it’s still amazing. 


🇫🇷 NAPOLEON – Official Trailer #2

  • Very excited about this film.