03/24/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A profile of Andy Grove from Jeffrey Garten’s “From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives.”* (strategy-business)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) turns 10. A talk with Jack Dorsey. (bloomberg)
  • Most of the self-help industry just “reiterates common sense.” (newyorker)
  • A story of an investment manager/Ponzi schemer gone missing. (ai-cio)
  • Some people really don’t want a fiduciary rule to come to pass. (basonasset)
  • Why we are apt to blow our money. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Fear has dropped off a lot. (seeitmarket)
  • Average returns are rarely average. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • You can’t succeed as a value investor unless you “know your fundamentals.” (latticework)
  • Skepticism about the ability of AI to trade the stock market. (next.ft)
  • The origins of the Irish people is under scrutiny. (washingtonpost)
  • Chinese investors snapped up one-third of Vancouver homes in 2015. (bloomberg)
  • The Etsy ($ETSY) IPO one year in. (paulbennetts.co)
  • Stop with the whole there is no such thing as a ‘bubble.’ (bloombergview)
  • A new Essential Listening is up at the Enterprising Investor blog with episodes on Fannie and Freddie, why middlemen still exist and backroom poker dealings. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • How Nike ($NKE) let Steph Curry go to Under Armour ($UA). (espn.go)
  • The correlation between value and momentum vary widely over time. (capitalspectator)
  • Welcome to the ‘bunny market.’ (awealthofcommonsense)
  • 20 people to follow on StockTwits. (ivanhoff)
  • Starboard Value wants to replace the entire Yahoo ($YHOO) board. (wsj)
  • Leucadia ($LUK) is no longer viewed a ‘baby Berkshire.’ (wsj)
  • People go missing on a shockingly high basis in Alaska every year. (theatlantic)
  • Why so many star chefs have a “secret” partner behind the scenes. (eater)
  • A dozen things learned from Benjamin Franklin about money. (25iq)
  • Investors are swapping futures for ETFs. (next.ft)
  • Meet Russ Roberts on his quest to make economics relevant (and interesting). (priceonomics)
  • How Larry Page has re-engineered Google into Alphabet ($GOOGL). (fastcompany)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Rome was built, in part, on the back of maritime insurance. (priceonomics)

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