While 3D-printing may have been faded away in recent years from the spotlight of core “disruptive” technologies, that may soon change again after a company managed to 3D-print an entire house in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, the following 400-square-foot home, or 37 square meters, was built in just a day, at a cost of slightly over $10,000.
As profiled in the Telegraph, the company Apis Cor, 3D-printing specialists based in Russia and San Francisco, built the house using a mobile printer on-site. According to the company, the walls of the building were printed and painted in just 24 hours.
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The last two “Be a juggler’ and “Find your destiny partner” don’t seem to carry over to investing.
The great thing about trading is that if you’re good enough at in, you’ll never have to work again.
But whether you’re working or not; making money or not; the one thing you can’t buy is time. It’s Summer and it’s the weekend, so enjoy what life has to offer.
It’s with sadness that I read about the death of John Noyce. He was a foreign exchange technical analyst at Goldman Sachs and wrote “The Charts That Matter Next Week”. He was 36 and died of cancer last week
This is a great preview of Amazon.com and Jeff Bezos in 1999. It captures the skepticism about the company and the huge losses it was sustaining as it tried to stake its place as the world’s online bookstore. That eventually expanded into the world’s store for everything.
The company was only 5 years old at the time and it was the height of the tech boom. Shares of AMZN were trading at $150. The would fall to $10 two years later and it would take more than 12 years to regain the lofty heights of the dot-com boom.
But you can see from the start that Bezos had a vision (and a hearty laugh). On Friday, he became the world’s only person worth $100 billion but when you consider that he was worth $10 billion when this was shot, it somehow seems less impressive. After all, it’s only a 13.7% annualized return.
What’s also fascinating was that just about everyone was right, to some extent. Of course, Bezos was right about the future, but the critics of the stock price and valuations were also right. Or at least they were for a long time. And the analyst who warned that Wal-Mart should wake up was definitely right.