01/05/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Can the metals market really forecast interest rates? (AThrasher)
  • Can Uber go public with such big losses? (blossomstreetventures)
  • America’s Roster of Public Companies Is Shrinking: Private capital, IPO slump and merger boom cause listings to plunge (wsj)
  •  Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System (stratechery)
  • Dropbox’s push into collaborative workspaces may coincide with a 2017 IPO. (technologyreview)
  • Just how real is this trend? (medium)
  • Pearl Automation wants to take the best parts of Apple ($AAPL) without the secrecy. (nytimes)
  • Stop talking shit about the Dow Jones (Price Action Lab)
  • What employees need to know about their compensation at VC-backed firms. (medium)
  • France turns to Jamie Dimon for advice on becoming Europe’s new banking capital (Wall Street Journal)
  • How Adlai Stevenson Stopped Russian Interference in the 1960 Election (smithsonianmag)
  • What to expect of artificial intelligence in 2017 (technologyreview)
  •  China Goes on $26 Trillion Commodity Binge as Shortages Seen (bloomberg)
  • How Warby Parker built its business from scratch. (npr)
  • Americans Are Putting Billions More Than Usual in Their 401(k)s (bloomberg)
  • This guy may want to hang it up (Bloomberg)
  • Don’t make your metrics overcomplicated. (medium)
  • The pros and cons of starting a micro-VC firm. (medium)
  • The gold rush that is online mattresses through the eyes of Casper and Saatva. (fortune)
  • Buffett looks for these 3 traits in people when he hires them (businessinsider)
  • Harvard Academic Sees Debt Rout Worse Than 1994 ‘Bond Massacre’ (Bloomberg)
  • Barclays considers Elon Musk a potential commodity "black swan" of 2017 (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Get your metrics together. (feld)
  • Why is Amazon quietly bidding for American Apparel, which is in bankruptcy now (Reuters)
  • Don’t overthink building company culture. (medium)
  • The 50 funniest films … chosen by comedians (theguardian)
  • Fortune 500 companies have been snapping up VC-backed firms. (wsj)
  • How M&A became the new IPO. (nytimes)

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