06/07/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Which startup metric matters most to investors? (medium)
  • See the world through the eyes of your customer. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Hef’s neighbor will buy the Playboy Mansion and annex it upon his death (DealBreaker)
  • 8 books every entrepreneur should read including “The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success.” (medium)
  • Investment banks keep adding “perks” to keep harried bankers on board. (qz)
  • How the June NFP report put off a Fed rate hike until September. (economistsview.typepad)
  • A problem for companies: VCs are becoming unwilling to follow-on. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Eleven signs you own the right portfolio. (jonathanclements)
  • The dangers of playing with protectionist fire. (tonyisola)
  • E-Trade launches a roboadvisor that no one is asking for (New York Times)
  • Does your fund manager do proprietary research? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • There is no such thing as truly “passive” target-date fund. (news.morningstar)
  • The most common reasons why startups fail. (qz)
  • “It is the first ten years of a retirement that have the biggest effect on whether a retirement plan succeeds or fails.” (ValueWalk)
  • There is always another ‘train’ in the markets. (howardlindzon)
  • What to expect when raising SaaS funding in 2016. (christophjanz.blogspot)
  • Activist investors are now targeting REITs. (nytimes)
  • Your CAC math is all wrong. (seeingbothsides)
  • T-Mobile ($TMUS) wants to give its customers a share of stock. (washingtonpost)
  • The US jobs slump started a while ago. (bloomberg)
  • Why angel money beats institutional money. (techcrunch)
  • How companies are using data from their trash to optimize their businesses. (bloomberg)
  • Why companies should try to fund themselves different ways before taking venture capital. (wsj)
  • How to fill out a funding round. (avc)
  • A sum-of-the-parts analysis of Old Mutual PLC. (valueandopportunity)
  • Twitter working on its fifth head of product (Recode)
  • iShares cannibalized its own ETFs and won in the process. (etf)
  • Don’t fall out of your chair: Valeant misses on earnings (The Street)
  • Forget open offices, think outside offices. (washingtonpost)
  • Monthly subscription box businesses eventually hit a wall. (bloomberg)
  • The challenges of online video are many. (howardlindzon)
  • There is a huge mismatch between what investors expect and what hedge fund managers actually return. (businessinsider)
  • James Mackintosh, “Investors who give up their pretensions to know where the economy is going can find ways to construct sensible portfolios.” (wsj)
  • Why you should expect to see more peer-to-peer lender mergers. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Hillary clinches the Democratic nom (CNN)
  • People who subtweet are _______. (washingtonpost)
  • Carl Richards had some nice things to say about our 10:10 Campaign. (behaviorgap)
  • Inside Uber’s car leasing service Xchange. (bloomberg)

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