05/13/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why are individual investors so bearish? (mebfaber)
  • Why podcasters shouldn’t want Apple ($AAPL) to have a bigger role in pocdasting. (marco)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Dr. Duana Welch (@duanawelch), author of “Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do.” (theartofcharm)
  • 5 things learned from a first-time podcaster. (medium)
  • What the golden age of hedge funds looked like. (bloomberg)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with AmyK Hutchens (@AmyKHutchens), author of “The Secrets Leaders Keep: Insightful Stories And Provocative Questions That Unlock The Hidden Secrets To Winning Big In Business And Life” about how to make meetings better. (theartofcharm)
  • How Fenway Park vendors get their assignments. (npr)
  • Running a baseball team is hard. A discussion with Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller authors of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work.” (fivethirtyeight)
  • Retail sales surged in April. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Hedge funds need to hedge more and charge less. (bloomberg)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Ryan Holiday author of “Ego Is the Enemy.” (slate)
  • The SPDR SSGa Gender Diversity Index ETF ($SHE) started with a big anchor investor. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The fixed-income landscape is a messy blob. (blackrockblog)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is re-thinking its dominant, but moribund, role in podcasting. (nytimes)
  • How investment professionals can communicate better. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Podcasting 101: lessons learned from a year of podcasting. (goingdeepwithaaron)
  • What happens if a marketplace lender goes out of business? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • In praise of HFT. (marketwatch)
  • Why insurance companies are re-thinking their hedge fund investments. (nytimes)
  • Why did Apple ($AAPL) invest $1 billion in Uber-competitor Didi. (reuters)
  • Michael Covel talks with Parag Khanna author of “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization.” (paragkhanna)
  • Five key podcasting statistics. (medium)
  • Vanguard’s key competitive advantage hasn’t changed. (news.morningstar)
  • Bill Simmons talks with renowned chef David Chang. (soundcloud)
  • How to get more grit. A talk with Angela Duckworth author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” (freakonomics)
  • Seth Godin, “Fast starts are never as important as a cultural hook, consistently showing up and committing to a process.” (sethgodin.typepad)
  • There is no foolproof way to know when to quit. (timharford)
  • France may ban after-hours work e-mails. (washingtonpost)
  • How important is an ETF’s name? (etf)

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