01/12/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why mentorship matters. (techstars)
  • Some recent thoughts from Daniel Kahneman. (collaborativefund)
  • Who should you let introduce you to new investors? (medium)
  • How Self-Driving Cars Are Ushering in the Third Industrial Revolution (Vice)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is by far and away the best online shopping experience and it will continue to take share. (kottke)
  • Lagging a bull market is one thing, missing it altogether something different. (alphabaskets)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is pushing into original programming. (wsj)
  • Chicago is a study in contrasts. (bloomberg)
  • If you think the country is going to h*ll in a handbasket why aren’t you short? (bloomberg)
  • ‘Fossil Fuel Free’ May Not Mean a Low CO2 Footprint (Bloomberg Sustainable Finance)
  • Why Aren’t More Companies Using Renewable Energy? (HBR)
  • SoundCloud is running out of time. (fastcompany)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend well below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • At last, the music industry rediscovers its mojo: After their digital mauling, record labels have finally hit on a winning formula (ft)
  • A founder’s guide for working with angel investors. (medium)
  • Some alternative programming that CNBC should put on the air. (bpsandpieces)
  • Why cognitive diversity is the most important tool (Fast Company)
  •  The Many-Moons Theory (newyorker)
  • Pre-order Market Wizard Tony Saliba’s forthcoming "Managing Expectations: Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes Through Knowledge, Discipline, and Risk Management" and get a free e-book and audio version, to boot. (martinkronicle)
  • Why Customization is the Key to ESG (CIO)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is already the leader in wireless earbuds. (qz)
  • What it will take for Medium to make a go of it. (mondaynote)
  • Oscar has built a better health insurance mousetrap, but that may not matter. (backchannel)
  • Poker may be the latest game to fold against artificial intelligence (technologyreview)
  • The Risks & Rewards of ESG-Based Investing (ThinkAdvisor)
  • Takeaways from CES 2017 (techpinions)
  • When is an employment perk a distraction? (sarahbrownmarketing)
  • Non-binding Shareholder Votes on Executive Compensation makes the CEO More Accountable (EurekAlert)
  • The top 3 startup accelerators, YCombinator, TechStars and 500 Startups, generate 10% of Series A deals. (mattermark)
  • Why would Apple ($AAPL) release a 10.5" iPad? (blog.studioneat)
  •  The Worst-Kept Secret Catches Up to Fund Managers (bloomberg)
  • How you learn lessons is nearly as important as the lessons themselves. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Why do VCs keep money ‘in reserve’? (avc)
  • Some links for the ESG crowd. (thereformedbroker)
  • Some questions to ask before fundraising. (medium)
  • Empirical Evidence Shows that Shareholder- Proposal Activism Centered on Social Issues is Negatively Associated with Firm Value (proxymonitor)
  • How to get a job in VC. (medium)
  • The startup exit pipeline is clogged. (bloomberg)
  • 1930s-Like Demographic Headwinds Are Restraining the U.S. Economy (bloomberg)
  • Once you’ve raised a Series A you should have an outside director. (hunterwalk)
  • WHO warns of outbreak of virulent new "Economic Reality" virus (elgaronline)
  • Is it a tool or a platform? The answer matters. (pointsandfigures)
  • Speaking of Amazon ($AMZN) has plans to create 100,000 jobs (wsj)
  • What would a token-based social network look like. (avc)
  • Simple Rules of Capitalism (collaborativefund)

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