02/19/15 – Thursday PM Interest-ing Reads

  • Inside Ari Emanuel’s big merger of talent agencies WME and IMG. (vanityfair)
  • On the difference between work-life balance and workaholism. (fortune)
  • High frequency trader Virtu Financial is again trying to go public. (wsj)
  • Does rebalancing add value? (blog.thinknewfound)
  • How to make your own stock market. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The startup world is going hard against the big banks. (businessinsider)
  • Should we be worried about the biotech bubble? (qz)
  • Comparing SnapChat to already public companies. (fortune)
  • What happens when diversity breakdowns leads to uniform beliefs and mispricing. (doc.research-and-analytics.csfb)
  • Inside Novartis’ ($NVS) push for an anti-aging pill. (bloomberg)
  • Thinking about Wal-Mart’s plan as stimulus for the rest of the economy. (thereformedbroker)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) is raising wages for its workers, a la Henry Ford. (buzzfeed)
  • Negative interest rates mess with all sorts of fair value calculations. (ft)
  • An in-depth story on the founding of YouTube. (mashable)
  • What is SnapChat worth? (bloombergview)
  • The advice you get from people is unfailingly personal. (freezingassets)
  • A history of the global equity market. (pragcap)
  • Journalists have to work harder not to get played by PR flacks. (ritholtz)
  • A big profile of Apple’s ($AAPL) Jonathan Ive. (newyorker)
  • Eight lessons from Jack Bogle on leadership. (cnbc)
  • Why VCs are pouring money into robo-advisor startups. (wsj)
  • What next for online glasses provider Warby Parker? (fastcompany)
  • One year after “Flash Boys” what has changed? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why you should be leery of hedge funds. (etf)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300,000. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why we need clearer definitions of what constitutes insider trading. (blogs.wsj)

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