01/22/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Tim Harford on how messy problems inspire creativity. (ted)
  • Swiss watch makers should mock the Apple ($AAPL) Watch at their own risk. (bloomberg)
  • How Odense, Denmark became such a livable city. (theguardian)
  • A discussion with VC Fred Destin. (thetwentyminutevc)
  • Newsletter writers are still not bearish enough. (marketwatch)
  • Blackstone Group ($BX) has gotten bigger in part because banks have gotten smaller. (wsj)
  • Generation Uphill: The millennials are the brainiest, best-educated generation ever. Yet their elders often stop them from reaching their full potential, argues Robert Guest (economist)
  • Is There Another Planet Lurking in the Depths of the Outer Solar System? (slate)
  • The man who brought ‘Bowie bonds’ to market. (bloomberg)
  • How Morgan Housel came to write about investing. (goingdeepwithaaron)
  • What the Apple ($AAPL) Watch 2 needs to succeed. (macworld)
  • Why it is so hard to replicate scientific studies. (npr)
  • Museums are keeping a ton of the world’s most famous art locked away in storage (qz)
  • SaaS companies are now becoming takeover bait for the big incumbents. (wsj)
  • Econ 101 needs to focus more on data-driven results. (noahpinionblog.blogspot)
  • Podcasts are gaining popularity and slowing breaking into profitability. (economist)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was positive in December. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Brooklyn is America’s “boom borough.” (bloombergview)
  • Why you will never see another Soros or Buffett again. (marketwatch)
  • Banking is getting Uberized it is getting platformized. (tradestreaming)
  • Google ($GOOG) paid Apple ($AAPL) $1 billion to stay as the default search engine on the iPhone. (mashable)
  • To be among the wealthiest half of the world last year, an adult needed to own only $3,210 in net assets (washingtonpost)
  • Jake Taylor talks with Victor Ricciardi co-author of “Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing.” (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • The Arctic is open for business: The World Has Discovered a $1 Trillion Ocean (bloomberg)
  • Why individual investors should steer clear of IPOs. (thereformedbroker)
  • Noted investor Chris Sacca answers listener questions. (fourhourworkweek)
  • Wall Street loves proprietary indices. Investors shouldn’t. (bloomberg)
  • Seven ways technology has changed us (ft)
  • Activists Beware: Huge Investors Debut New Long-Term Index, allocating $2 billion in index tracking shares of those with a long-term focus (wsj)
  • No one really knows what is going on with inflation. (marginalrevolution)
  • Michael Covel talks with Peter Gray about how we have let our kids down by not letting them become more resilient. (trendfollowing)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) assembles the Mac Pro in the US. (daringfireball)
  • Total market equity ETFs are essentially “free” these days. (news.morningstar)
  • How Des Moines, Iowa became a cool place to live. (politico)
  • What distinguishes hardware? Good software. (a16z)
  • Why isn’t the $VIX higher? (schaeffersresearch)
  • Oil is down 71% over the past two years. (bespokepremium)
  • You can’t avoid every market dip. (fmdcapital)
  • How To Break the Information Age Trance of ‘Continuous Partial Attention’ (motherboard.vice)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Ron Rhoades talks about the fiduciary standard. (ritholtz)
  • The Psychology of a Sell-Off (ai-cio)

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