01/01/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 18 podcasts that will make you smarter. (businessinsider)
  • What one mistake job candidates frequently make in an interview. (forbes)
  • In 2015, Dell Returned to Snatch EMC. Next Year He Will Need to Explain Why. (recode)
  • Why do some podcasts have such poor audio quality? (earwolf)
  • A profile of the top podcaster Marc Maron. (washingtonpost)
  • Kyle Bass on the opportunity in energy. (bloomberg)
  • Alternative asset funds are becoming a harder sell. (wsj)
  • A profile of Jet.com and its happy workers. (nytimes)
  • Uber Says It’s Doing 1 Million Rides Per Day, 140 Million In Last Year (forbes)
  • A history of the Black-Scholes formula. (priceonomics)
  • An interview with Lawrence Creatura author of “Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager.”* (valuewalk)
  • 2015 has been a tough year for contrarians. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The Best and Worst of the U.S. Economy in 2015 (bloomberg)
  • Five good questions for Michael Mauboussin author of “The Success Equation.” (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • A new Essential Listening is up with discussions about luck & skill, the mortgage crisis and better cooking through science. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Five good questions for William Green author of “The Great Minds of Investing.”* (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • The Quart Podcast Awards for 2015. (qz)
  • Getting down and dirty with J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.”* (sporkful)
  • Remembering the financial crisis and the anonymous blogger who saw it coming. (bloomberg)
  • Some details on the JP Morgan ($JPM)-OnDeck ($ONDK) lending partnership. (wsj)
  • Want to branch out your podcast subscriptions? Check out this list. (fastcompany)
  • Gary Taubes on what makes us fat.* (farnamstreetblog)
  • On the importance of base rates on prediction. (thinkadvisor)
  • An insider trader tells all. (npr)
  • 5 tips for new stock market investors. (medium)
  • An interview with Martin Shkreli. (vanityfair)
  • In 2015 I learned that… (thereformedbroker)
  • The single most important trait of leaders. (quora)
  • I contributed to Josh’s annual “In 2015 I learned that…” post. (thereformedbroker)
  • Felix Salmon talks with Harold Pollack co-author of “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated.”* (slate)
  • Meet the Benedictine monk of Silicon Valley. (buzzfeed)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Noah Smith on just how rigorous a science economics actually is. (econtalk)
  • How some Brooklyn hipsters got people to pay $10 for a chocolate bar. (qz)
  • Bespoke ETFs are still a thing. (blogs.barrons)
  • ETF fees are likely to continue falling in 2016. (etf)
  • Inside Chipotle’s ($CMG) attempt to clean up its supply chain problems. (bloomberg)
  • An excerpt from Maria Konnikova’s “The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time.”* (newrepublic)
  • Bad news sells, and making dire forecasts is especially popular (crossingwallstreet)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue well below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Bill Miller bet big on Twitter ($TWTR) in 2015. (ibankcoin)
  • Why do companies still bother drug testing employees? (slate)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) should go private to maximize its opportunities. (businessinsider)
  • The top 50 podcast episodes from 2015. (theatlantic)
  • Haters gonna hate. (99u)
  • What makes people spend tens of thousands of dollars on a Birkin bag? (npr)
  • The 2015 Financial Market Awards (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Don’t write off the humanities just yet. (aeon.co)
  • Really rich people are suddenly paying quite a bit more in taxes (https)
  • The Chicago Business Barometer was a bit of disaster for December. (calculatedriskblog)

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