01/22/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Concussions may soon be diagnosed by a blood test. (wired)
  • Grass-fed beef is getting distribution by some new startups. (nytimes)
  • Why don’t more women run mutual funds? (nytimes)
  • WTF is ‘mushroom coffee’? (foodrepublic)
  • We humans are natural herd followers. (blogs.wsj)
  • What happens when an algorithm designs a concert hall. (wired)
  • What does it mean to be a ‘craft’ beer these days? (marketwatch)
  • A General Logic of Crisis (lrb.co.uk)
  • This startup is trying to bring wine directly to consumers. (qz)
  • Sending your kid to school a little bit sick doesn’t make you a monster. (slate)
  • E-waste is surging in Asia. (engadget)
  • What CEOs had to say about the state of the economy on conference calls this week. (avondaleam)
  • Some important lessons learned from trading. (cuemacro)
  • China is trying to go green but many of its big wind projects are idle. (nytimes)
  • • Neanderthals Were People, Too (nytimes)
  • Why on-campus dining is becoming so expensive. (time)
  • Business schools are in a race to garner additional accreditations. (ft)
  • The rise of the professional Airbnb investor. (priceonomics)
  • 2016 wasn’t as bad as you think. (timharford)
  • How 3G squeezes profits from food companies like Kraft Heinz ($KHC). (fortune)
  • The best blogs to read for Financial Advisors in 2017. (advisorwebsites)
  • Dark matter is BS. (wired)
  • Why Facebook ($FB) is pushing so hard into AI. (arstechnica)
  • Science and the crisis of narcissism. (theguardian)
  • A look at the underground pig culture in New York City. (nytimes)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Which US airport has the fastest Internet? (medium)
  • Persistence is undervalued. (m.signalvnoise)
  • This company is trying to turn a problem, invasive Asian carp, into a business. (bloomberg)
  • The US Digital Service did yeoman’s work the past eight years. (backchannel)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) and AIG ($AIG): a deal for the ages. (alephblog)
  • Sticky labels on fruit and veggies maybe be replaced by lasered tattoos. (theguardian)
  • 14 things financial journalists won’t tell you. (humbledollar)
  • • What is logic? Is logical thinking a way to discover or to debate? The answers from philosophy and mathematics define human knowledge&#xA0 (aeon.co)
  • • Islands of Mass Destruction: How China killed essential reefs and built military bases on top (bloomberg)
  • What colleges have the most inequality and mobility. (nytimes)
  • 2016 was the hottest year on record. (npr)
  • • How David Ricardo Became Wealthy and Wise (fee)
  • This was the great innovation of the original iPhone. (mondaynote)
  • Susan Cain and Sheryl Sandberg talk about leadership and introversion. (heleo)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why is it so hard to forecast the future? (25iq)
  • Drops in state funding of higher education has led to increases in foreign student enrollment. (papers.ssrn)
  • The auto industry is rebuilding in anticipation of autonomous vehicles. (wired)
  • The most rat and roach infested cities in America. (bloomberg)
  • Today, almost half the active drilling rigs in the U.S. are in the Permian Basin. (sl-advisors)
  • Medicine tends to glorify heroic measures relative to everyday, ongoing care. (newyorker)
  • Can you be ‘addicted’ to rock climbing? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Airbus is building a self-flying, single-seat, "air taxi." (qz)
  • There is now an alternative to Tommy John surgery. (stltoday)
  • Who is Apple’s ($AAPL) competition? (daringfireball)
  • "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is moving to Netflix ($NFLX). (variety)
  • How Iceland has radically cut teen drug, alcohol and smoking. (digg)
  • • Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds (theguardian)
  • • Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening (mosaicscience)
  • • The Oral History of President Barack Obama Playing Pickup Basketball (gq)
  • NFL coaches yell at referees because it works. (fivethirtyeight)
  • How out of state tuition differentials affect overall welfare. (papers.ssrn)
  • The battle over opioids is putting chronic pain patients at-risk. (statnews)
  • Weird stuff happens. Get used to it. (conversableeconomist.blogspot)
  • Why would an empty bottle of wine ever sell for $300? (bloomberg)
  • The horrible fate facing male chicks. This is hopefully a solution. (modernfarmer)
  • • The Real Story Of 2016: What reporters — and lots of data geeks, too — missed about the election, and what they’re still getting wrong.&#xA0 (fivethirtyeight)
  • The music industry is once again growing. (ft)
  • Upside.com is applying AI to booking trips. (bloomberg)
  • The origin story of the Manhattan. (thedailybeast)
  • How Jersey Boys went from La Jolla to Broadway and made its early investors rich along the way. (nytimes)
  • Andy Rubin’s follow-up to Android is a series of AI-infused consumer products including a smartphone. (bloomberg)
  • How the Mayo Clinic solves patient’s problems better and more efficiently. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Fast food chicken nuggets, ranked. (eater)
  • All the stars are lining up to make ESG a more powerful and flexible strategy for investors. (thereformedbroker)
  • There are times when sentiment outweighs the economy or earnings. (dashofinsight)
  • Faraday Future, an erstwhile Tesla-killer, is in disarray. (businessinsider)
  • Google ($GOOGL) AMP sucks. (daringfireball)
  • Is WeChat the OS to rule them all? (bloomberg)
  • Active management is getting dismantled brick by brick. (ft)
  • What business owners forget when investing in the stock market. (theglobeandmail)
  • Electric vehicles could end car ownership as we know it today. (wsj)

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