01/05/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Shane Parrish talks with Chris Voss author of "Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As Though Your Life Depended On It." (farnamstreetblog)
  • Spectre and Meltdown sound like action movie titles but are in fact serious security flaws in nearly all computer chips. (nytimes)
  • Why is volatility so low? (swanglobalinvestments)
  • Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2017 including "Grant" by Ron Chernow. (kottke)
  • Why our "mental space" is constantly under attack when we are online. (npr)
  • Morgan Housel, "Doing nothing most of the time is what makes doing something big some of the time possible." (collaborativefund)
  •  Does Social Media Make People Less Social? A Research Note (thesocietypages)
  • Radical reform needed to shake Japan Inc. out of its complacency (ft)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Sheel Tyle on the future of venture capital. (investorfieldguide)
  • Peter Dunn and I talked big market trends for 2017. (petetheplanner)
  • Washington’s growing obsession: The 25th Amendment (politi.co)
  • December was another strong month for private job growth per ADP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How I Built a No. 1-Ranked Podcast With 60M+ Downloads (tim.blog)
  • The 35 best podcasts of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • How to think about Dow 25,000. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why 2017 was the year of the podcast. (venturebeat)
  • Spotify is going public via direct listing. (wsj)
  • Why Teens Aren’t Partying Anymore (wired)
  • Merrill Lynch is barring trading of Bitcoin futures and funds. (wsj)
  • As Dow Tops 25,000, Individual Investors Sit It Out: Since 2012, $1 trillion has been pulled from retail-investor mutual funds that target U.S. stocks (wsj)
  • 2018 will see a lot of minimum wage workers getting a raise. (ritholtz)
  • It goes without saying, cryptocurrencies are speculative. (danielsolin)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) and Google ($GOOGL) compare in the smart speaker race. (visualcapitalist)
  • Russ Roberts talks big tech with Matt Stoller of the Open Market Institute. (econtalk)
  • If I gave you $130 million, could you build a $9.5 billion AUM RIA firm in 11 years … and still need another $75 million in capital to get to profitability? That’s Wealthfront in a nutshell. (techcrunch)
  • What can you do to protect yourself? (avc)
  • A conversation with Charlie Munger. (youtube)
  • Streetwise Professor, "A lot of crypto is all about separating fools from their money. OilCoin certainly has that potential." (streetwiseprofessor)
  • Michael Covel talks with Ozan Varol author of "The Democratic Coup d’État." (trendfollowing)
  • Tech stocks are still leading the 12-month performance derby. (capitalspectator)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Pete Holmes about the second season of HBO’s "Crashing." (overcast.fm)
  • Brett McKay talks with Jeff Haden author of "The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win." (artofmanliness)
  • Kevin Rose talks with Dr. Valter Longo about living to 100. (kevinrose)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with AJ Jacobs author of "It’s All Relative." (overcast.fm)
  • A Short History of the Brief and Bumpy Life of the Voting Fraud Commission (propublica)
  • Aaron Watson talks with Brent Beshore about finding value in the mundane. (goingdeepwithaaron)
  • Tim Ferriss author of "Tribe of Mentors" on how to deal with information overload. (tim.blog)
  • On the challenges of single-country emerging market investing. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Some top hedge fund trends going into 2018. (allaboutalpha)
  • The Evangelist of Molecular Biology (thenewatlantis)

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