05/05/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why Warren Buffett is happy to outsource job cuts to 3G. (nytimes)
  • The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science (qz)
  • Smaller companies are, to no surprise, “junkier.” (investorfieldguide)
  • How a seed-stage VC makes investment decisions. (nextviewventures)
  • Education tech funding is on the rise, but to what effect? (fortune)
  • How pro-rata rights work. (davidcummings)
  • 20 charts that show the slump is behind us. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • Global growth report card — is the world slowdown temporary? (blogs.ft)
  • U.S. Homeownership at 25 Year Low, Non-Occupant Owners at Record High (worldpropertyjournal)
  • Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money: Many couldn’t pass a simple finance quiz. Can you? (theatlantic)
  • A list of the top-earning hedge fund managers of 2014. (institutionalinvestorsalpha)
  • “Sneaky” questions VCs ask founders. (techcrunch)
  • Subtle mid-stage startup pitfalls. (foundersatwork.posthaven)
  • 37 ‘Star Wars’ Facts for Star Wars Day (mentalfloss)
  • Comparing Y Combinator and TechStars fom an alum of both. (codementor.io)
  • The Merger Boom Is Far From Over: Regulators scotched two major acquisitions, but that doesn’t mean corporate deal-making will slow. The key driver: excess cash. (online.barrons)
  • Understanding the early stages of investment for a startup. (medium)
  • A one-stop post for notes from the Ira Sohn Conference. (marketfolly)
  • Artificial intelligence is the next wave in hedge fund performance seeking. (qz)
  • Notes from the Ira Sohn Conference, part two. (thereformedbroker)
  • How some Twitter ($TWTR) users “control” the conversation. (qz)
  • Buffett and Gross Agree: Slump in 30-Year Bonds Makes Good Sense (bloomberg)
  • Why do some companies continue to reward for hours worked? (nytimes)
  • What investors are paying private equity managers for. (ft)
  • Comparing the performance of active and passive target-date mutual funds. (investmentnews)
  • First Wall Street, now Silicon Valley: quants are taking over. (techcrunch)
  • What is Slack’s “secret sauce”? (medium)
  • There is increasing interest in swapping stakes in pre-IPO companies. (blogs.wsj)
  • Should companies be more transparent about their fundraising? (feld)
  • The underlying match of VC funding decisions. (medium)
  • More color on the full list. (nytimes)
  • The Revolution Will Be Periscoped (thereformedbroker)
  • Notes from the Ira Sohn Conference, part one. (thereformedbroker)
  • Not all index funds are ‘passive.’ (news.morningstar)
  • Why Goldman Sachs ($GS) wants to get a piece of online lending. (buzzfeed)
  • The Vanguard Total Market Bond Index Fund is now the world’s largest bond fund. (wsj)
  • Are investor returns as bad as commonly thought? (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • 7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way (marcandangel)
  • Notes from the Ira Sohn Conference, part three. (thereformedbroker)
  • The forthcoming Apple ($AAPL) TV is going to have a touch screen remote. (nytimes)
  • The factors that influence wealth in America. (bloomberg)
  • Accounting is becoming increasingly automated. (wsj)

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