02/16/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Freakish Advantage of NBA All-Stars (wsj)
  • Reinventing The Broker-Dealer Model After DoL Fiduciary (kitces)
  • What most people don’t understand about how startups are valued. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Generational change at a VC firm is a tricky challenge. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • The power of networking for startup founders. (qz)
  • Some things never change in the VC world. (tomtunguz)
  • Why media “unicorns” don’t really control their own destinies. (mondaynote)
  • How startup Alfred is scaling. (businessinsider)
  • Why you should diversify among different investment factors. (etf)
  • Why SumZero is a perfect spot for hedge funds just starting out. (bloomberg)
  • Banking for Cannabis Companies Is About to Get Easier Thanks to This Startup (inc)
  • Copper Prices Rise Despite Mixed China Imports (wsj)
  • Ad blockers are not going away. (avc)
  • Oil cartel comes to agreement to freeze production – markets like it (Bloomberg)
  • People who use Airbnb are reluctant to go back to hotels. (bloomberg)
  • Map your time to make better use of it. (forbes)
  • Why you should use downrounds to clean up your cap table. (feld)
  • Can’t fly to Omaha this April for the Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) annual meeting? Yahoo Finance has you covered. (businessinsider)
  • Homebuilder sentiment is high but declining. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Staying Positive About Going Negative (sites.google)
  • Gold’s New Shine Casts Shade on Bonds (wsj)
  • A discussion with Gil Penchina, AngelList impresario. (thetwentyminutevc)
  • Posner: The Incoherence of Antonin Scalia (newrepublic)
  • Campaign Spending, Death Penalty in Play With Supreme Court Opening (bloomberg)
  • What is the right way to measure operational success at Apple ($AAPL)? (asymco)
  • Negative rates and bank profitability (coppolacomment)
  • How much should you trust financial reports? (blogs.wsj)
  • Michael Wolff: Print’s dead — but so is digital (USA Today)
  • Why Is It So Hard To Believe That I Don’t Care About the Price of Gold? (Alpha Trends)
  • Saudi Arabia Is Winning Its War Against The U.S. Oil Industry (fivethirtyeight)
  • Is Twitter about to break out? (All Star Charts)
  • Alphabet ($GOOGL) has a Nest problem. (businessinsider)
  • In a more muted regime, operational expertise is going to come to the fore. (continuations)
  • Why the US would never go for negative interest rates. (markdow.tumblr)
  • Goldman: Fade the gold rally, fear will subside (Bloomberg)
  • Millennials uncertain about their future. Welcome to the f***ing club. (Pew Research)
  • Larry Swedroe answers: Is the value premium disappearing (ETF.com)
  • Five things one entrepreneur would do different in his next startup. (medium)
  • Expect Low Returns Even If This Bull Market Survives (blogs.wsj)
  • US money market funds are reinstating fees. (next.ft)
  • We are not seeing a rebound in real estate brokers. (calculatedriskblog)
  • When to pivot. (calacanis)
  • On the value of the ‘fast no’ for startup founders. (fullratchet)
  • Index funds and the behavior gap. (news.morningstar)
  • Squad goals: (Curbed LA)
  • The JOLTS numbers are still pretty good. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Active management isn’t the cure for bad behavior. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • How do seed investors pick their investments? (blog.elizabethyin)
  • 5 reasons why now is a good time to launch a startup. (alexiskold)
  • Why Wall Street Is Embracing the Blockchain—Its Biggest Threat (WIred)
  • China is stepping up support for the economy by ramping up spending and considering new measures to boost bank lending. (Bloomberg)
  • VCs have funded products not companies. (sethlevine)
  • The Oil Industry Got Together and Agreed Things May Never Get Better (bloomberg)
  • I would say this new GS scandal now blowing up is unbelievable…but it’s so not. (New York Post)

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