Information is Food

My job is to consume information and invest.

I am lucky that in my work I get to spend time with some very smart people.

My son Max and I spent the week at the British Open with my friend JP Rangaswami who I have mentioned on this blog many times.

Max and I had a great time talking with JP about golf and Betfair, food and the internet.

One of my favorite lines from all my time with JP is:

There is no such thing as information overload…only filter failure.

JP credits Clay Shirky for the wisdom.

JP also got me thinking about the idea of scarce and abundant privacy which I wrote about yesterday.

I really liked this TED Talk JP gave a few years back titled ‘Information is Food‘. It’s just 8 minutes so consider it a snack.

It rings really true in 2019.