03/11/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Tipping is an anachronism. Why restaurateurs are eliminating them. (freakonomics)
  • Somebody is bigfooting the Turkish stock market. (bloomberg)
  • A review of the 10-year between Warren Buffett and some hedge fund guys. (npr)
  • The market for breast milk is really weird. (gimletmedia)
  • Conventions are the hot new thing for all manner of interest groups. (wsj)
  • Sir George Martin, Beatles’ gifted record producer, hailed as ‘the Fifth Beatle,’ who signed the band and went on to help them revolutionize popular music (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Ikea plans mushroom-based packaging as eco-friendly replacement for polystyrene (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Our investing goals are long-term, however we live day-to-day. (thinkadvisor)
  • The “King of Wall Street” dead at 86 (Wall Street Journal)
  • A dozen things learned about investing from South Park. (25iq)
  • The top 5 country ETFs of 2016. (etf)
  • A look at the changing Apple ($AAPL) iPhone user base. (aboveavalon)
  • How are Fidelity’s sector ETFs doing? (etf)
  • The radical management experiment at Zappos has left the company reeling. (fortune)
  • Post-nups are on the rise. (wsj)
  • Francis Ford Coppola on the secret of life. (vanityfair)
  • How to monitor recession risks. (capitalspectator)
  • Why We’re Terrible at Predicting Happiness (fool)
  • SoFi is launching a hedge fund to invest in P2P loans. (bloomberg)
  • Is This the Top? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Mutual fund industry pushing back hard against new cash-on-hand rules (New York Times)
  • Podcast listening is on the rise. 1 in 5 Americans have listened to a podcast in the past month. (edisonresearch)
  • Firms are paying their traders wrong. (qz)
  • Is Passive Investment Actively Hurting the Economy? (newyorker)
  • Aaron Brown talks with Robert Seawright about our behavioral biases and how to combat them. (goingdeepwithaaron)
  • Does socially responsible investing make financial sense? (morningstar)
  • A new edition of Essential Listening is up at the Enterprising Investor with takes on ETFs, income inequality and frequent flier miles. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Eric Balchunas about his new book “The Institutional ETF Toolbox.”* (bloomberg)
  • Many adults have forgotten even basic math. (theguardian)
  • For Hedge Funds, Start of 2016 Offers Little Relief From 2015 (nytimes)
  • The Japanese economy is proving many economic theories wrong. (bloombergview)
  • Read More Books And Fewer Articles; Read More History and Fewer Forecasts (fool)
  • The world is far more random that we like to believe. (undark)
  • Ben Thompson and James Allworth talk about the potential of the Amazon ($AMZN) Echo and more. (exponent.fm)
  • Mutual funds are pushing back against new SEC rules on cash. (nytimes)
  • What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget? (bloomberg)
  • The Amazon Echo can now help you bank. (techcrunch)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The eternal boom that is Austin, Texas. (texasmonthly)
  • Adam Davidson and John Hodgman talk frequent flier miles and why wer are so obsessed with them. (gimletmedia)
  • Companies are embracing virtual shareholder meetings. (next.ft)
  • China’s trilemma—and a possible solution (brookings.edu)
  • A eulogy for CME pit traders. (features.wearemel)
  • James Altucher sits down the Gary Vanyerchuk author of “#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness” about becoming your more authentic self.* (jamesaltucher)
  • Inside Rubio’s collapse (Washington Post)
  • Marc Andreessen talks with Clay Christensen about disruption, capital abundance and the work-life balance. (a16z)
  • Big Banks Paid $110 Billion in Mortgage-Related Fines. Where Did the Money Go? (wsj)
  • How SnapChat built an actual business. (bloomberg)
  • Medium is for now an oasis of civility. (bbc)
  • Why investors do poorly in alternative assets. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why has the value of the LSE gone up 7x in 7 years? (next.ft)
  • The argument for sitting on your hands. (psyfitec)
  • This is where the collector car market is going, say the experts (classicdriver)
  • Are we forgetting key lessons from the Internet bubble? (usatoday)
  • The Bull Market Is Seven Years Old; Why Aren’t People More Excited? (blogs.wsj)
  • Square ($SQ) is doing alright. (nytimes)
  • Robinhood is set to disrupt the previous generation. (economist)
  • What?House Speaker Paul Ryan becomes leading opponent of DOL fiduciary rule (investmentnews)
  • Who’s the world’s worst investor? The Financial Bungler in the Kremlin (wsj)
  • The cult of Wawa. (mashable)
  • Sonos has Amazon Echo envy. (forbes)
  • How George Martin Changed Pop Music Production (nytimes)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) is shoveling restricted stock out the door to keep employees on board. (wsj)
  • What’s next for Bitcoin? (stratechery)
  • 20 podcasts to make you smarter. (businessinsider)
  • Alexa could be the new, better Siri. (marketwatch)
  • SnapChat 101 for old farts. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • What the ECB actually announced. (macro-man.blogspot)
  • Podcasts help narrow communities to thrive. (next.ft)
  • Why do we work so hard? It’s complicated. (1843magazine)
  • More signs of labor market normalization. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What’s In A Growth Target? For China, Hope And Simple Math (blogs.wsj)
  • How ETFs work. (bloomberg)
  • How Hayek described the rise of authoritarians (ValueWalk)
  • Eric Jackson talks with Jason Hirschhorn on Viacom’s ($VIA) problems. (soundcloud)
  • Here are the actions the ECB just took this morning (Business Insider)
  • Samsung’s New Galaxy S7 Phones Are Beautiful (recode)
  • What the 2016 Voters are Streaming on Spotify (bloomberg)
  • There are many ways to be wrong as an investor. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Forcerank is FanDuel (or DraftKings) for stocks. (blogs.wsj)
  • Portland, Oregon is the Silicon Valley of footwear. (businessoffashion)

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