02/09/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a must read (amazon)
  • Why Silicon Valley Wouldn’t Work Without Immigrants (nytimes)
  • It’s not easy being a value investor. (validea)
  • We’re coming to Texas this spring! Details here: (The Big Picture)
  • Dan Kopf, "The US labor market is increasingly rewards social skills." (qz)
  • Oaktree Capital ($OAK) looks cheap. (barrons)
  • What entrepreneurs can learn from farmers. (qz)
  • Walt Mossberg likes the new Flipboard. (theverge)
  • Founders, VCs are not your friends. (medium)
  • Why paper books are making a comeback. (ft)
  • How to self-publish a book. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The media wants to mess with our attention and emotions. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Breadth For The 9 S&P 500 Sectors (Andrew Thrasher)
  • This Is Why Investors Are Suddenly Worrying About Greece Again (Bloomberg)
  • Mark Suster on the state of the funding market. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Why Our Biology Works Against Us In Markets (ValueWalk)
  • Of course MLPs are risky. Why would you think otherwise? (alphabaskets)
  • The best way to get into venture capital? Pretty simple: Go work, hard, at a startup. (fundersclub)
  • Don’t fall for the bad product fallacy. (andrewchen.co)
  • Bubbles are rarer and harder to recognize than commonly thought. (economist)
  • The Next American Farm Bust Is Upon Us (wsj)
  • The Freedom To Be Fleeced: Making Financial Hustles Great Again (thedailybeast)
  • People who use news aggregators read more hard news on average. (papers.ssrn)
  • The case for commodities is getting stronger. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How Jimmy Iovine Plans to Take Apple Music to New Heights (variety)
  • How to find advisors for your business. (firstround)
  • Sex doesn’t sell anymore, activism does. And don’t the big brands know it (theguardian)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • "We have seen a continued deterioration in the performance of factors across the globe. Most of the historic relationships have flipped." (ETF Trends)
  • "America’s free range short-seller" is back (Bloomberg Markets)
  • Where did all the volatility go? (Bloomberg View)
  • On the prospects for "spillover" from Silicon Valley into the rest of the country. (blog.semilshah)
  • Tax reform and the Border Tax – A Quick Primer on SP 500 Earnings Impact (Fundamentalis)
  • Coding is the new blue collar job. (wired)
  • It’s Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show (lawfareblog)
  • Why TAA has been so successful during market crises. (allocatesmartly)
  • Why VCs who only invest in Series B rounds and above are missing out. (pointsandfigures)

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