05/12/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Are celebrity VCs a sign of froth? (nytimes)
  • Startup value per person is rising fast. (also.roybahat)
  • AOL ($AOL) shareholders have Tim Armstrong to thank for the deal. (thestreet)
  • Labor force participation: Is a trend or a cycle at work? (fredblog.stlouisfed)
  • Startup banks are rare. Here’s one taking the plunge. (ft)
  • Is Las Vegas back? (wsj)
  • Verizon ($VZ) buys AOL ($AOL). (recode)
  • 4 Simple reasons the S&P 500 is NOT set up to crash (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Disrupting the market for self-storage. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car (medium)
  • The downside of a bull market: unrealized capital gains. (news.morningstar)
  • Drillers Answer Low Oil Prices With Cost-Saving Innovations (nytimes)
  • How to pitch your startup with seven slides. (mondaynote)
  • Top 50 U.S. boardroom hoarders sit on $1tn in cash (ft)
  • A deck on the state of fintech from Financial Technology Partners. (ftpartners)
  • Millennials Become the Biggest Generation in the U.S. Workforce (blogs.wsj)
  • Where Americans Have the Best and Worst Credit Access (citylab)
  • Some more thoughts on the shutdown of Secret. (medium)
  • Is the worst of the German bund rout already over…OR JUST BEGINNING??? (Bloomberg)
  • Startups (and VCs) should be more discrete with “confidential” information. (medium)
  • The new Wes Anderson cafe looks exactly like it should (Mental Floss)
  • There’s a global risk-off day happening in stocks and bonds overnight (Business Insider)
  • The trouble with Gazprom. (streetwiseprofessor)
  • Current demographics argue for a lower unemployment rate before inflation kicks in. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Nine steps to (hopefully) avoid startup-related lawsuits. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Goldman: Fade the oil bounce (MoneyBeat)
  • What it is like to run Google’s ($GOOG) venture fund. (qz)
  • Why Verizon ($VZ) wants AOL ($AOL). (time)
  • What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives: Several of the world’s center-right parties have modernized in ways the GOP hasn’t. (theatlantic)
  • On the use of volatility in making asset allocation decisions. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Most Creative People 2015 (fastcompany)
  • Vegas is attracting a younger crowd with music festivals. (buzzfeed)
  • Investing based on economic forecasts: Don’t be a putz. (Total Return)
  • A deal made out of weakness. (wsj)
  • Europe has “lost” almost €1tr of negative yielding assets in the last month. (FT Alphaville)
  • The skeptical take on Uber. (deadcompanieswalking.tumblr)
  • Take note when stocks and bonds sell off at the same time. (economist)
  • All the so-called unicorns are valued less than Facebook ($FB). (cbinsights)
  • Despite a falling unemployment rate the US economy still has slack. (blogs.wsj)
  • Active management is a tough game. Just ask Fidelity. (marketwatch)
  • The $900 Billion Influx That’s Wreaking Havoc in U.S. Bills (bloomberg)
  • Fundamental indices are weak value investing sauce. (investorfieldguide)
  • Five accounting mistakes analysts make. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • 27 health tips that are actually backed up by science (businessinsider)
  • Fund companies just can’t keep their hands off of the so-called ‘unicorns.’ (nytimes)
  • Will HuffPo get spun off? (businessinsider)
  • What does a “no-stack startup” look like? (blog.aweissman)
  • Behind the scenes of food delivery startup Maple. (fastcompany)
  • Cost Obsessions Around the World (fixr)
  • Verizon inexplicably buying AOL for over $4 billion. They want the video ad biz? (DealBook)

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