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

  • The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster: The most infamous ticket scalper of all time used bots to buy millions of tickets. Now he wants to stop them.&#xA0 (motherboard.vice)
  • Five new lessons James Altucher learned from Daymond John. (jamesaltucher)
  • Brian Koppleman talks with Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. (player.fm)
  • Shipping and trucking data point to an accelerating economy. (bloomberg)
  • A discussion with Suzanne Heyward co-author of "ReOrg: How to Get It Right." (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • Be wary when anyone says something in the markets is a sure thing. (seeitmarket)
  • How to value Snap ($SNAP). (dealbreaker)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with options trading legend Tony Saliba. (medium)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is tamping down on enthusiasm for its stock. (dealbreaker)
  • Brett McKay talks with David Kahn talk self-defense and Krav Maga. (artofmanliness)
  • 50 things that made the modern economy: Google ($GOOGL). (bbc.co.uk)
  • The Internet is still just getting started when it comes to changing business. (latticework)
  • The case for a market tantrum. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Six essential podcasts for news, tech and political junkies. (wired)
  • What will the big health insurers try to buy next? (bloomberg)
  • What Charlie Munger had to say at the Daily Journal ($DJCO) annual meeting. (marketfolly)
  • Marc Maron talks with singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. (wtfpod)
  • Banks CAN lend. Everything else is just rhetoric. (thereformedbroker)
  • Spain’s working hours are a disaster for families. (ft)
  • Robin Powell talks with Larry Swedroe co-author of "Your Complete to Factor-Based Investing." (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • If you are at all interested in the Snap ($SNAP) IPO you should check out this episode with Ben Thompson and James Allworth. (exponent.fm)
  • What the heck was the Assignat, a land-backed currency. (bloomberg)
  • A discussion with Nathan Myhrvold about the science of bread making. (eater)
  • Responsible Business Models Unlock Market Worth $12 Trillion (triplepundit)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Mr. Money Moustache. (tim.blog)
  • Scott Pelley, Lester Holt, David Muir: The Unprecedented Joint Interview (variety)
  • A talk with Brett Musburger about his career and his shift to gambling talk. (wsj)
  • The Mysterious James Comey (washingtonmonthly)
  • Leigh Gallagher joins Shannon and Cardiff to discuss her new book, "The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why you should be watching "Billions" on Showtime. (esquire)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Ian Cassel, microcap investor and co-author of "Intelligent Fanatics Project: How Great Leaders Build Sustainable Businesses." (investorfieldguide)
  • Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal (theguardian)
  • US infrastructure is a mess. (bloomberg)
  • Is This the Electric Car That’s Going to Kill Tesla? (bloomberg)
  • Q&A with Ben Carlson, author of “Organizational Alpha: How to Add Value in Institutional Asset Management” (abnormalreturns)
  • Scenes From the 2017 Westminster Dog Show (theatlantic)
  • This bull market is so strong even open-end mutual funds are seeing inflows. (dealbreaker)
  • You can get Tony Saliba’s new book "Managing Expectations" AND get a free e-book, audiobook and videos, to boot. (martinkronicle)
  • Norway is planning to ramp up the equity exposure in its SWF. (ft)
  • A long talk with Ana Marie Cox, writer/blogger extraordinaire. (longform)

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