04/12/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Being entrepreneurial does not have to be an all-or-nothing thing. (qz)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) isn’t going to pay a full $5.1 billion in mortgage fines. (nytimes)
  • Active asset managers knocked by shift to passive strategies (ft)
  • Goldman: Get into Apple ahead of their earnings report (Benzinga)
  • Is a VC index fund an oxymoron? (blogs.wsj)
  • Target date fund expense ratios are coming down rapidly. (news.morningstar)
  • JP Morgan ($JPM) is contemplating putting all its trading in the cloud. (wsj)
  • Optimal seed size rounds. (tomtunguz)
  • Active managers underperform pretty much everywhere. (statisticalideas.blogspot)
  • PC Shipments Hit 9-Year Low in Q1, Says Gartner; Apple, Asustek, Grow Shipments (blogs.barrons)
  • SaaS valuations are back down to 2010 levels. (medium)
  • Muni bonds can do some weird stuff when rates rise. (blogs.barrons)
  • Facebook ($FB) is the new Excel. (alexmuir)
  • Six straight weeks of positive flows for US stock ETFs (ETF Trends)
  • Top sheet are a scam. (gq)
  • Viacom’s highflying CEO is what Texans would call “All hat, no cattle” (Wall Street Journal)
  • 5 questions to ask your VC. (techstars)
  • …but don’t nobody wanna be long Japan 🙁 (ETF Trends)
  • Travails of the active fund manager may only just be beginning (ft)
  • […….] is a toy. A common refrain in tech. (medium)
  • Brazil’s Impeachment Showdown Is Unfolding Unlike Any Other (Bloomberg)
  • Tech workers are fleeing San Francisco due to high rents. (bloomberg)
  • Mortgage REITs are undergoing some consolidation. (blogs.barrons)
  • Reflections on Craig Venter’s synbio creation: Life, from scratch (geneticliteracyproject)
  • There are technical reasons why ETF companies use fee waivers. (cnbc)
  • How Wells Fargo’s lending division top-ticked crude oil (Bloomberg)
  •  Origin of life: An artificial comet holds the missing piece (sciencedaily)
  • 40 percent of former NFL players suffer from brain injuries, new study shows (Washington Post)
  • It’s always useful to remember the ‘tax magic’ of ETFs this time of year. (etf)
  • Best Interests Contract Exemption Under DoL Fiduciary (kitces)
  • Michelle and Hillary hate each other (Daily Mail)
  • Why sales are so important to a startup. (pointsandfigures)
  • Less You and Me, More We: How Land-Use Regulation Impacts Inventory, Rents and Roommates (zillow)
  • Exploding employment offers are BS. (erikbern)
  • If corporations are people, they’re probably sad people (Quartz)
  • The “Billions” finale sounds awesome. (marketwatch)
  • Hedge funds are the new venture firms. (nytimes)
  • Since cloud computing pricing is so minimal it allows for pricing flexibility and creativity. (nytimes)
  • The New York Times ($NYT) is an organism not an ecosystem. (hbr)
  • Your seed round is just one step on the way to success. Don’t be greedy. (inc)
  • Small business optimism is waning. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Are currency-hedged ETFs at-risk of enhanced regulation? (wsj)
  • Slack and the power of ecosystems. (medium)
  • Bots, explained (recode)
  • E-Commerce, Strong Demand Put U.S. Industrial Availability at 15-Year Low (worldpropertyjournal)
  • Long-Term Government Bonds Shine as Fed Goes Slow (wsj)
  • Silicon Valley firms are hiring poets to make their AI bots seem more human. (washingtonpost)
  • Good luck trying to be a VC without operational experience. (medium)
  • SecureWorks hopes to re-open the door to tech IPOs. (mattermark)
  • Some mind-blowing stats about how the Internet of Things will change your life (Value Walk)
  • Asset Managers, Prepare To Have Your Business Disrupted (Institutional Investor)
  • 25 incredibly useful free web sites. (fastcompany)

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