02/10/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a must read (amazon)
  • An excerpt from Ben Carlson’s new book "Organizational Alpha" on the challenge of active management. (cnbc)
  • Endowment Sweepstakes: How Tiny Houghton College Beat Harvard (nytimes)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Steve Kotler author of "Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work." (theartofcharm)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Gary Taubes author of "The Case Against Sugar." (overcast.fm)
  • There are two big ways shorting a stock can fail. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why you need a strong stomach and patience to succeed as an active investor. (dealbreaker)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Evan McMullin about the future of our democracy. (slate)
  • Why some bubbles don’t go bust. (ft)
  •  I Helped Create the Milo Trolling Playbook. You Should Stop Playing Right Into It. (observer)
  • How much political risk can the markets take? (capitalspectator)
  • The prime working age population is near 2007 highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • 7 reasons you should re-think that job offer. (fastcompany)
  • How Steve Young uses his football celebrity to help run PE firm HGGC. (bloomberg)
  • David Brooks talks with Cass Sustein about nudges and "The World According to Star Wars." (ritholtz)
  • Housing’s Drag on the Economy (weeklystandard)
  • The snow removal business is a mess. (bloomberg)
  • Five under the radar mutual funds. (beta.morningstar)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Mark Warshawsky about how health care costs skew income data and income inequality. (econtalk)
  • How autonomous vehicles will change cities and society. (a16z)
  • Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off (hbr)
  • Bee optimistic: this drone can still pollinate plants even if all the bees die (theverge)
  • How indexing would be an antidote to many problems in pension fund management. (bloomberg)
  • Meb Faber talks with Ed Thorp author of "A Man for All Markets: From Last Vegas to Wall Street." (mebfaber)
  • Eagles love (to eat) chicken. (npr)
  • What’s the worst-case scenario for the hedge fund industry? (valuewalk)
  • A surprising Glenn Beck talk at the Upfront Summit. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Sebastian Mallaby author of the biography "The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan." (ritholtz)
  • Inside the Uber Side Hustle: For many ridesharing drivers, getting behind the wheel is just a way to market their real ambitions&#xA0 (theringer)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Morningstar ($MORN) founder and executive chairman Joe Manuseto on the rise of the ‘closet indexers.’ (investorfieldguide)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks with Steven Johnson author of "Wonderland: How Play Shaped the Modern World." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The Ringer has turned its podcasts into a vialbe business. (recode)
  • Global TAA funds have had a rough go of it of late. (institutionalinvestor)
  • What is the difference between a frontier and emerging market? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Is Apple’s ($AAPL) dividend (and buyback) plans holding the company back? (daringfireball)
  • Russians Engineer a Brilliant Slot Machine Cheat — And Casinos Have No Fix (wired)
  • Patrick Wyman talks about the powerhouse that was the Roman economy. (theconcourse.deadspin)
  • James Altucher talks with Spanx founder Sarah Blakely. (jamesaltucher)
  • The Troll Taunter: A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back  —  on Wikipedia itself. (backchannel)
  • How to spot visualization lies. (flowingdata)

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