04/08/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A good discussion with Oren Etzioni about the state of AI. (geekwire)
  • Why can’t Verizon ($VZ) get everyone in New York City Fios? (gimletmedia)
  • How the U.S. became one of the world’s biggest tax havens (washingtonpost)
  • Losing Money (avc)
  • We are now witnessing Elon Musk’s slow-motion disruption of the global auto industry (Quartz)
  • Five good questions for Jason Zweig author of “The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.”* (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • Earnings Season: Why Investors Are Too Bearish (wsj)
  • Good bets don’t necessarily pay off. Just don’t let them kill your portfolio. (fool)
  • The Sports Car Is in Serious Trouble: Three reasons why sales of speed machines are skidding badly.&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Oil Prices Lifted by Fed Comments on U.S. Economy (Wall Street Journal)
  • A good review of Richard Thaler’s new book “Misbehaving” (Enterprising Investor)
  • How Dan Zwirn got kicked out of the hedge fund business and got back in. (bloomberg)
  • James Altucher talks with Charles Duhigg author of ” Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.”* (jamesaltucher)
  • The rally has decent breadth. (bloomberg)
  • Almost 4 months into 2016 and the year-end predictions already look ridiculous (ETF.com)
  • The Golden State Warriors Have Revolutionized Basketball (wsj)
  • Harry Stebbings talks with Baiju Bhatt co-founder of Robinhood about the importance of design and product. (thetwentyminutevc)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Helaine Olen co-author of “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be so Complicated.”* (ritholtz)
  • On the potential for social trading platforms. (cnbc)
  • How do you boost trust on your team? Ben Horowitz and Dick Costolo weigh in. (a16z)
  • Yale has made out on its VC investments. (bloomberg)
  • James Altucher talks with Ashlee Vance author of “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.”* (jamesaltucher)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Philip Tetlock co-author of “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.”* (ritholtz)
  • No, you can’t time the S&P 500 with PE ratios (Cordant Wealth)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Keith Olbermann about politics, baseball and the death of ESPN’s SportsCenter. (soundcloud)
  • Are payday loans as evil as people think? (freakonomics)
  • Active management is far from dead. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Publishers are seeing Facebook traffic dropping off (Digiday)
  • The rise of passive is changing how investors choose active managers. (ft)
  • Markets Flash Warning as Bonds Rise, Yen Strengthens (wsj)
  • Are bond index funds to blame for the rise in (troubled) energy bonds? (bloomberg)
  • Everything you need to know about strategic beta funds. (news.morningstar)
  • Tyler Cowen asks why economic progress hasn’t reduced the number of hours we work? (youtube)
  • 9 Seinfeld GIFs Help Explain the "Fiduciary" Rule (financialservices.house.gov)
  • What it’s like to spend two months with the “wonderful” Mac Pro. (blogs.barrons)
  • Michael Covel interviews Anders Ericsson author of “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise.”* (trendfollowing)
  • Syrian refugees fall in love with America (Fee.org)
  • An interview with Eric Weiner author of “Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley.”* (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Universities are struggling to hang onto their AI experts. (economist)
  • Amy, a digital assistant, wants to schedule your calendar. (theverge)
  • Dan Harris author of “10% Happier” talks with Jordan Harbinger about how to get started with meditation. (theartofcharm)
  • Five good questions for Edward Chancellor author of “Capital Returns.”* (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • Dimon at the Bat for Big Banks (bloomberg)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is making progress on the grocery front. (bloomberg)
  • People are sharing less personal stuff on Facebook (Bloomberg)
  • Josh Brown on how Ritholtz Wealth Management uses social media. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • John Rekenthaler, “In many respects, Sequoia’s swoon represents the passing of an era.” (news.morningstar)

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