01/29/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 12 things that are "not normal" in the blockchain ecosystem. (startupmanagement)
  • China’s Rise Is Over (stanfordpress.typepad)
  • Amazon’s HQ2 applications gave Bezos insight into future warehouses and satellite offices (nytimes)
  • The Follower Factory: Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market (nytimes)
  • The Dark Side of America’s Rise to Oil Superpower (bloomberg)
  • The Strange, Ugly Car That Everyone Wants (bloomberg)
  • Fixed income asset classes are badly trailing over the past year. (capitalspectator)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is now an advertising company. (wsj)
  • Big coin thefts just keep happening. (bloomberg)
  • A sustained rise in business investment will be the tell on the new tax bill. (bloomberg)
  • 25 great icebreaker questions. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Governments are worried that cryptocurrencies are helping users evade detection. (bloomberg)
  • The 10 year Treasury note just topped 2.7% for the first time since 2014. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond has been a tight range for the past year. (wsj)
  • What are ping pools? (bloomberg)
  • A Tale of Two Indexes (barrons)
  • Why Chinese investors fall for Ponzi-schemes. (nytimes)
  • The halo effect, and other managerial delusions (mckinsey)
  • Millennials are flocking to suburbes not to big cities. (thedailybeast)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is now a chip company. (bloomberg)
  • Stop with the single opt-in e-mail introductions. (cbinsights)
  • Beijing Has Tools to Prevent Systemic Collapse, Regulator Says (caixinglobal)
  • Wall Street firms are making it more expensive (or impossible) for clients to invest in Vanguard funds. (wsj)
  • The 10 Commandments of New Consumerism (businessoffashion)
  • This Country’s Leader Shut Down Democracy — With a Little Help From Facebook (buzzfeed)

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