02/17/15 – Tuesday PM Interest-ing Reads

  • Is Google ($GOOG) killing the blog? (marco)
  • Can the wrong investor screw up your company? (pointsandfigures)
  • Marc Andreessen’s thoughts on how to foster more startups. (pando)
  • How to save money running your startup. (calacanis)
  • How to honor (and enhance) your creativity. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • What Apple’s ($AAPL) interest in autos tells us about their ambition. (aboveavalon)
  • Why late-stage valuations are soaring. (fortune)
  • Big data is now leading to “human analytics.” (wsj)
  • A profile of Quirky and their crowdsourced inventions. (nytimes)
  • How to tell if a CEO is lying. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Not all dividend ETFs are created alike. (etf)
  • Why Jet.com needs so much capital pre-launch. (businessinsider)
  • Port slowdowns are beginning to bite the economy. (wsj)
  • Why Africa may be on the verge of an Internet boom. (fortune)
  • Why competitors don’t need to buy Tesla ($TSLA) to compete. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Listening in on the Lowes ($L) Q4 2014 conference call. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • On the use and evolution of an investment checklist. (forbes)
  • Foreign stocks are not as cheap as you think. (news.morningstar)
  • How the fear of failure makes pulling the trigger on trades difficult. (financetrends.blogspot)
  • London is trying attract some Silicon Valley magic (and cash). (ft)
  • Colleges increasingly rely on adjunct professors. (wsj)
  • Is Greece going to leave the Eurozone? (marginalrevolution)
  • Home builder sentiment dropped in February. (bespokeinvest)
  • Companies with shorter names are more likely to succeed. (slate)
  • Having Drexel on your resume is today a badge of honor. (dealbook.nytimes)
  • How one travel-related startup pitched Richard Branson on an investment. (money.cnn)
  • Inequality hasn’t risen since the onset of the financial crisis. (nytimes)
  • The pitfalls of intuitive investing. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • VCs are supposed to help a company build a decision-making framework not actually make decisions. (blog.aweissman)
  • Putting together industry momentum and valuation together. (alephblog)
  • How to correctly assess value fund performance. (alphaarchitect)
  • Three ways behavioral economics can inform policy. (papers.ssrn)
  • Six secrets of successful bettors. (marketchess)
  • What is the Apple ($AAPL) Watch for? (wsj)

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