03/25/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Just how much has indexing affected the stock market? (news.morningstar)
  • Unbundling cable is easier said than done. (npr)
  • The new 9.7″ iPad Pro is better than you think. (businessinsider)
  • Comparing “safe” assets. (thepfengineer)
  • A heartfelt last appearance for Garry Shandling on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (comediansincarsgettingcoffee)
  • US population is growing nearly every state. (bloomberg)
  • Several touching tributes to Garry Shandling from Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien. (washingtonpost)
  • RIP, Garry Shandling. (slate)
  • Gasoline prices have stopped falling. (blogs.wsj)
  • A talk with Ben Smith, CEO of Buzzfeed. (longform)
  • Robert Shiller explains behavioral finance. (exploringmarkets)
  • Oxford and Cambridge rowers love to go into finance. (bloomberg)
  • How to avoid short-termism. (pragcap)
  • Remembering Garry Shandling with a previous episode of WTF with Marc Maron. (wtfpod)
  • Hedge funds have pulled back from startup investing. (bloomberg)
  • Emma Seppälä author of “The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success” gets the Talks at Google treatment. (youtube)
  • The bid under the housing market. (howardlindzon)
  • Want to get an all-cloud based podcast up and running fast? Check out Cast. (techcrunch)
  • Q4 GDP was revised up to 1.4%. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Trucking volume is on the rise. (blog.yardeni)
  • The benefits of using podcasts in class. (theatlantic)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) needs to build a Siri-powered competitor to the Amazon ($AMZN) Echo. (macworld)
  • James Altucher talks with Derek Sivers author of “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur” about surprising ways to succeed in the new economy.* (jamesaltucher)
  • The game behind the game of big money poker. Why what you see on screen is only part of the story. (npr)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Bethany McLean author of “Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants.”* (ritholtz)
  • Dissent is a rarity on the Fed these days. (wsj)

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