04/26/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • What 3 years at Netflix ($NFLX) taught me about scaling a startup. (fastcompany)
  • Bill Gross is still unwell. It’s a shame, because he’s a genius investor who has it all. (DealBook)
  • Try and avoid kicking the can down the road. (avc)
  • Can Facebook ($FB) catch up to Snapchat on video? (businessinsider)
  • Influential writers are heading over to Medium.com. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • More clickbait will not save your media startup. (medium)
  • Shopping malls are becoming a disastrous business as anchor tenants close down (Business Insider)
  • Fundamentals don’t matter anymore, so investors are mostly watching each other (Wall Street Journal)
  • Sentiment is the new fundamentals. (thereformedbroker)
  • The fear of missing out can hurt investors. (pointsandfigures)
  • What is the next big revenue driver for Apple ($AAPL)? (time)
  • The economics of a hit iOS game. (reddit)
  • BDCs have a leverage problem. (next.ft)
  • How being a portfolio manager differs from being an analyst. (wilowallstreet)
  • Digital wallets are the next financial platform. (techcrunch)
  • By trying to appeal to mass audiences, media companies are killing themselves (Medium)
  • Tech delistings may top tech IPOs in 2016. (fortune)
  • Q1 GDP is shaping up as pretty weak. (capitalspectator)
  • The founder of Chobani is giving employees a big stake in the company. (nytimes)
  • Xi Jinping’s plans to overhaul the Chinese military (Wall Street Journal)
  • An insider’s look at the life sciences boom. (mattermark)
  • “It’s not money until you can buy beer with it.” (feld)
  • Trying to avoid the volatility of the summer is not the best strategy (Fat Pitch)
  • Average fund costs declined in 2015. (news.morningstar)
  • The House Fund focuses on UC Berkeley startups. (medium)
  • House prices were still rising as of February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Concentrated value funds have not been all that. (news.morningstar)
  • The most difficult part of being a VC. (associate.vc)
  • Facebook ($FB) is becoming a go-to source for news. (businessinsider)
  • The emotional impact of a high cap on a seed note. (medium)
  • The long Treasuries, short Bund trade is back on again. (blogs.wsj)
  • A closer look at Apple ($AAPL) Q2 earnings. (aboveavalon)
  • Welcome to the Series B crunch. (vcwithme.co)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) wants to be your online bank. (cnbc)
  • The ‘Down to Lunch’ app maker is going it alone for now. (nytimes)
  • Major UK Pension Fund Slashes Benefits As Funding Crisis Spreads (Zero Hedge)
  • Google ($GOOGL): bring back Google Reader! (theawl)
  • The Next Casino: Commodity markets flooded with a tidal wave of Chinese retail investor cash (ValueWalk)

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