05/13/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • What business has learned from Clayton Christensen. (newyorker)
  • How "Billions" became one of the best shows on television. (decider)
  • Does testosterone get a bad rap? (scientificamerican)
  • Mapping the diversity of the creative class. (citylab)
  • Huge Headwinds Stock Market Bulls are Ignoring (thefiscaltimes)
  • ESPN’s pullback is leaving an opening for other content creators. (fundersclub)
  • A profile of the now ubiquitous comedian Kumail Nanjiani. (newyorker)
  • How data analytics have changed the NBA. (heleo)
  • A third of FDA-approved drugs go on to have safety problems. (arstechnica)
  • An oral history of "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." (hollywoodreporter)
  • The EU helped save the North Sea Cod. Brexit may wreck it. (ft)
  • The history of farmland investing. (globalaginvesting)
  • Venezuela Is a Socialist Calamity (fee)
  • When out at a restaurant order wines you have never heard of. (businessinsider)
  • People Are Happier Than Ever With Airline Service (investors)
  • Mice given THC do better on memory tests. (scientificamerican)
  • How to reframe your approach to life’s stressful events. (artofmanliness)
  • Now is a good time to buy a car. (nytimes)
  • Your password is terrible. (bloomberg)
  • The loneliness of the gig economy. (newyorker)
  • The color of food is so important that companies feel the need to change it. (theatlantic)
  • Have Rich In America Become Its "Super Citizens"? (newrepublic)
  • What it means when we cry. (aeon.co)
  • Why no one wants to pay for newspapers anymore. (stratechery)
  • Amazon Has Made Seattle Much Richer, and Angrier (bloomberg)
  • Why Saturday Night Fever Wouldn’t Be a Major Blockbuster Today (nationalreview)
  • An overview of the investing landscape including the shift from discretionary to systematic and the importance of data. (linkedin)
  • Get your kids moving. (nytimes)
  • Jonathan Taplin author of "Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy" on natural monopolies and their political strength. (promarket)
  • State-sponsored election hacking is just getting started. (mondaynote)
  • How prompts can get students to study more effectively. (qz)
  • How Pitchfork went mainstream. (bloomberg)
  • Even Conservatives Have Socialism Inside Their Heads (thefederalist)
  • A key component of the rental car business is getting disrupted. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The story of Michael Milken’s long comeback to prominence. (institutionalinvestor)
  • What the new Amazon Echo Show can do with its new touchscreen. (qz)
  • "Billions’" second season was better than its first. (hollywoodreporter)
  • How corn came to dominate US cropland. (bloomberg)
  • Having trouble getting to sleep? Try ‘cognitive shuffling.’ (qz)
  • The Strongest Cases Against the Fed & Meddling Yet (fff)
  • New cars should have these four safety features. (businessinsider)
  • XL Recordings has a very different business model. (qz)
  • Why you need a ‘personal mantra.’ (wsj)
  • Thoughts on Why We Still Don’t Have Flying Cars (usatoday)
  • Why Do Minnesota Teams Never Win? Consider MN’s Income Tax (nytimes)
  • Good luck trying to escape the reach of technology’s Big Five. (nytimes)
  • Echo Show owners can only call other Echo Show owners. (nytimes)
  • Are we treating Alzheimer’s disease all wrong? (aeon.co)
  • More evidence in favor of the Mediterranean diet. (news.harvard.edu)
  • Why first born children are better leaders. (theatlantic)
  • A new wind farm allowed for the closure of a diesel plant that burned 1 million gallons a year. (businessinsider)
  • A Shake Shack ($SHAK) cookbook…why not? (kottke)
  • Tesla’s ($TSLA) solar shingles are here. (bloomberg)
  • Home runs are surging. Is the ball juiced? (theringer)
  • The Economic School That You’ve Never Heard Of (theepochtimes)
  • We really don’t understand the effect of salt on the body. (nytimes)
  • When your inner dialogue is embarrassing. (kottke)
  • A dozen lessons learned on finance and business from Ambrose Bierce. (25iq)
  • A Robotics Revolution, Only This Time It’s in China (nytimes)
  • FWIW bestselling historian Yuval Noah Harari is a big meditator. (medium)
  • Why Americans are obsessed with their lawns. (blogs.scientificamerican)

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