02/03/15 – Tuesday afternoon reading

  • Are low interest rates bearish? (thefelderreport)
  • Those herbal supplements you’re buying? Yea, might be a big scam, literally. (washingtonpost)
  • Don’t write off active management until after the next bear market. (thinkadvisor)
  • The future of business is disrupting old businesses. (washingtonpost)
  • Zappos is changing the way they schedule their workers. (fortune)
  • The value founders get from regular investor updates. (codingvc)
  • S&P settles with the government to put the financial crisis in the rear view mirror. (dealbook.nytimes)
  • Instacart wants to be a retailer’s best friend. (qz)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) could be huge in product crowdfunding. (gigaom)
  • Should you give advisors equity in your startup? (calacanis)
  • Short-term Nestle bonds now trade with a negative yield. (ft)
  • What is an “eBond” and how could it change the corporate bond market? (bloomberg)
  • German companies are scrambling to get enough women on their boards. (bloomberg)
  • Australia is the latest country to cut rates to fight fears of deflation. (wsj)
  • Be wary of big company partners: they have their own agendas. (feld)
  • Six lessons from a Shark Tank winner. (entrepreneur)
  • Can big data sort good startups from bad? (wired)
  • Robo-advisors want to disrupt ETFs by directly investing. (etfdb)
  • Apple ($AAPL) sells experiences not phones. (aboveavalon)
  • A real-life example of the equity market crushing hedge funds. (fortune)
  • What VMWare ($VMW) is doing to get with the Cloud. (businessinsider)
  • ‘Tip creep’ is happening as people pay more with their phones. (nytimes)
  • On the difference between shelfware and real products. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Why resumes are worthless. (fastcompany)
  • Eero wants to make home wi-fi better (and easier). (techcrunch)
  • State Street ($STT) is cutting fees on a big chunk of its ETF lineup. (blogs.barrons)
  • Big goals can only be achieved one step at a time. (huffingtonpost)
  • Real median wages surged in Q4. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Would we be better off is Silicon Valley focused more on moonshots? (technologyreview)
  • Just how much does Amazon ($AMZN) Prime add (or detract) from the company’s bottom line? (fortune)

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