03/27/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Peter Pham talks with Vitaliy Katsenelson about “anti-fragile investments.” (stitcher)
  •  As Dollar Heats Up Overseas, U.S. Manufacturers Feel a Chill (nytimes)
  • A discussion with Frank Bruni about his book “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote To The College Admissions Mania.”* (thedianerehmshow)
  • A discussion about what it is like serving on corporate boards. (a16z)
  • Why Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) can do Kraft-like deals. (bondvigilantes)
  • This is the true story of the rise of Periscope, 2015’s startup phenom (TechCrunch)
  • 16 Smartphones That Were Deemed ‘iPhone Killer,’ 2008-2011 (yahoo)
  • Another silly analyst question: the Align Technologies ($ALGN) edition. (jeffmatthewsisnotmakingthisup.blogspot)
  • Activist Investor Bill Ackman Sets a $1 Million Debate Bet (Vanity Fair)
  • Drones Invade Hollywood (wsj)
  • Hedge funds are sick and tired of being called ‘hedge funds.’ (wsj)
  • There’s a leak at the Fed (Bloomberg)
  • Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify (nytimes)
  • Index fund investors seem to behave better. (blogs.wsj)
  • Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates Yet Because Job Market Still Ailing (blogs.wsj)
  • Marc Maron talks with writer/director/actor Joe Swanberg. (wtfpod)
  • Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy (theconversation)
  • Four ways investors try to put the odds in their favor. (adamhgrimes)
  • Happier investors make more money. (stockcharts)
  • How to deal with an era of low capital market returns. (blogs.wsj)
  • Meet Periscope, Twitter’s New Live Video App (buzzfeed)
  • Why great traders are motivated by more than money. (adamhgrimes)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Meb Faber, author of “Global Asset Allocation.”* (ritholtz)
  • New eras are few and far between: the case of biotech stocks. (blogs.wsj)
  • Kraft ($KRFT) shareholders will have little say in the company going forward. (nytimes)
  • Chicago’s finances are a bloody mess. (medium)
  • Just what is ‘zero-based budgeting’? (wsj)
  • Silicon Valley is seizing the customers: Instead of building for others, companies are doing more for themselves (ft)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Campbell Harvey about the challenges of researching investment strategies. (econtalk)
  • Five good questions for Scott Fearon author of “Dead Companies Walking.”* (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • How to put cash to work in a market downdraft. (wsj)
  • Why aren’t American consumers spending more? (businessinsider)
  • Michael Covel talks with investment blogger Robert Seawright. (michaelcovel)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with director Edward Burns. (grantland)
  • Why interest rates can stay low for awhile. (bloombergview)
  • What is in your ‘Apple Crap’ folder? (slate)
  • Messaging app Slack is pushing into the mainstream. (ft)
  • An Epidemic of Americans Behaving Well (bloombergview)
  • This is nothing like the 2000 dot-com bubble (marketwatch)
  • James Osborne talks with Josh Brown about the business of asset management. (thereformedbroker)
  • How when will you know when you are wrong? (adamhgrimes)
  • A closer look at the new iShares Exponential Tech ETF ($XT). (etf)
  • Parrying the Latest Predictions of Facebook’s Demise (nytimes)

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