05/27/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Brian Koppelman talks with Andrew Zimmern creator of a series of popular food-related shows on Travel Channel. (slate)
  • The death of cash has been exaggerated. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • A talk with Teepspring co-founder Walker Williams. (soundcloud)
  • What you need to know about factor ETFs. (etf)
  • How an old school chess shop survives in NYC. (bloomberg)
  • Acushnet Company, the owner of golf brands including Titleist and Footjoy, is going public. (reuters)
  • Diversity is not a paint-by-numbers exercise. (next.ft)
  • Buying a stock as an “emotional hedge.” (politicalcalculations.blogspot)
  • Eventhough global debt is higher lower interest rates have kept servicing costs down. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Retail traders love to trade leverage oil ETFs. (wsj)
  • Six ways pros send e-mails. (fastcompany)
  • Q1 GDP rose at a 0.8% rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Michael Covel talks with Daehee Park and JT Marino co-founders of mattress startup Tuft and Needle. (trendfollowingradio)
  • How I dealt with failure. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • How the financial services industry tricks you. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Even Vanguard isn’t perfect. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Why the Fed won’t raise in June, but July…. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with Darrin Donnelly (@darvastrader) about the origins of trend following. (soundcloud)
  • Gregg Fisher on how multi-factor investing works in practice. (wealthtrack)
  • Two big downsides to smart beta investing. (bloomberg)
  • Hold your nose and buy Europe. (blogs.wsj)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Scott Harrison about solving the world’s clean water crisis. (soundcloud)
  • A talk with Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby authors of “Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines” about the nature of work. (a16z)
  • Just how big an upset was Leicester City’s win this year in the Premier League. (freakonomics)
  • Should you try to time your smart beta investments? (news.morningstar)
  • Why ads on NBA jerseys were pretty much inevitable. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Chromebooks are increasingly popular. This Macbook Air look-alike may be for you. (businessinsider)
  • There’s always two ways to look at the economy. (fool)
  • Peter Kafka talks with Jason Hirschhorn of Redef Media about the power of the Internet. (recode)
  • The farm economy is facing a downturn. (wsj)
  • Your permanently bullish thought for the day. (basonasset)
  • If you’re so smart where is your alpha? (bloomberg)
  • Twilio has filed for an IPO. (wsj)

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