06/11/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Tom Perkins, the legendary VC who backed Amazon and Google, dead at 84 (New York Times)
  • Utilities have been easily leading the sector race over the past year. (capitalspectator)
  • Why we try repulsive things. (scientificamerican)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is generating so much solar power it is forming a company to sell the excess. (theverge)
  • Matt Levine, “What index funds are to the fund industry, robo-advisers are to the financial advising industry…” (bloomberg)
  • America’ best amateur golfer may not turn pro. (wsj)
  • Five “fascinating” podcast episodes you should check out. (wired)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Jason Zweig author of “The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.” (econtalk)
  • We just announced our Evidence-Based Investment Conference! November 15th in NYC (TRB)
  • Sequel fatigue is a real thing. (slate)
  • Use podcasts to guide your book buying decisions. (thewaiterspad)
  • “Fuller House” was a huge hit for Netflix ($NFLX). (theringer)
  • 3 tips on how to negotiate with your kids. (businessinsider)
  • The novel car that got Steve Jobs’ attention. (theguardian)
  • Chris Dixon and Sonal Chokshi talk AI with Kevin Kelly author of “Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.” (a16z)
  • A look at the performance of non-traditional bond funds. (news.morningstar)
  • WeChat is how China communicates. (bloomberg)
  • Vanguard has (successfully) been doing business in Australia for 20 years. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Windmills are still a danger to bats. (scientificamerican)
  • Parents, beware the monkey bars. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Five things publishers can learn from Jeff Bezos’ tenure as owner of the Washington Post. (niemanlab)
  • What’s the optimal amount of running to do a week? (fivethirtyeight)
  • A talks with Shane Parrish of Farnam Street about how to use “mental models” to your advantage. (scienceofsuccess.co)
  • The rise and fall of music company Grooveshark. (gimletmedia)
  • Ten year expected returns for the S&P 500 check in at 6.7%. (alephblog)
  • The different kinds of binge-watchers. (nytimes)
  • How Netflix ($NFLX) and Amazon ($AMZN) changed the world of TV. (cnbc)
  • Why are there so many new mattress stores? (freakonomics)
  • Buffett’s charity lunch / job audition bids topping $2 million (Bloomberg)
  • Some hospitals are banning flowers, balloons, etc. to avoid infection. (wsj)
  • Albert Edwards: Recession is imminent (Business Insider)
  • Seed capital is tough to find for new ETFs. (reuters)
  • 7 lessons learned from Marc Andreessen. (thewaiterspad)
  • 1.5% is the new 2.0% for hedge funds. (ai-cio)
  • Who the “Silicon Valley” characters are based upon. (backchannel)
  • Yes, you should you spend $200 on a toothbrush. (bloomberg)
  • How long do most people need to stay in therapy? (qz)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Steven Pinker author of “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.” (ritholtz)
  • Twitter’s ($TWTR) share count is surging. (globalslant)
  • American Airlines ($AAL) is overhauling its frequent flier plan to advantage big spenders. (qz)
  • On the power of weekly food prep to improve your diet. (fastcompany)
  • Of the four major sports baseball fans have a tendency to buy ticket day-of-the-game. (marketwatch)
  • WhatsApp competitor Line Inc. is going public. (wsj)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Adam Grant author of “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.” (theartofcharm)
  • Larry Page has invested with companies trying to bring ‘flying cars’ to the masses. (bloomberg)
  • Michael Covel talks with Josh Hawes about the downsides of the long-only investment business (trendfollowing)
  • Youth baseball is messing with pitchers’ arms. What to do to avoid Tommy John surgery. (wsj)
  • Cadillac wants to follow Tesla ($TSLA) into ‘virtual dealerships.’ (wsj)
  • Why 3-D printing didn’t go mainstream. (vox)
  • Stop making everything perfect for your kid. (medium)
  • Tesla ($TSLA) knows when a crash is your fault. (technologyreview)
  • Chipotle’s ($CMG) popularity has dropped dramatically. (usatoday)
  • “Investors are neither rational or irrational. They’re human.” (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • 30-year mortgage are nearing all-time lows. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The ultra-long flight is back. (qz)
  • What is Viacom ($VIA) worth? (forbes)
  • There seems to be a genetic link between creativity and mental illness. (next.ft)
  • On the danger of companies with 300 or less shareholders “going dark.” (blogs.wsj)
  • The roadblocks in front of a US manufacturing renaissance. (bloomberg)
  • Canada recognizes that its time as an oil superpower are over. (cbc.ca)
  • Self-published authors dominate e-book sales. (qz)
  • Yes the UK does have local wine makers. (bloomberg)
  • Solar energy is the new king of energy. (bloomberg)
  • NFL quarterbacks are getting older. (theringer)
  • Have we reached ‘peak urban Millennial’? (newgeography)
  • The Fed should pay heed to the flattening yield curve. (wsj)
  • EW Scripps ($SSP) buys podcast host Stitcher. (wsj)
  • Some advice on how to manage $2 trillion. (bloomberg)
  • Compassion vs. mindfulness. Dan Harris talks with Emma Seppala author of “The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success.” (abcnews.go)
  • McDonalds ($MCD) is more than just a restaurant in many neighborhoods. (theguardian)
  • 10-year Bund yields are about to go negative. (blogs.wsj)
  • Video is the new HTML. (ben-evans)
  • Why boards of directors have a hard time policing executives. (bloomberg)
  • There’s a Theranos movie in the works and J-Law is attached to play Elizabeth Holmes! (TechCrunch)
  • If everyone is selling, who the hell is buying? (Zero Hedge)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Rag Raghunathan author of “If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t You Happy?” (theartofcharm)
  • How Las Vegas became a live music mecca. (wsj)
  • The climate mystery that is Alaska. (washingtonpost)
  • The most re-watchable films of all-time. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with David Hendler of CreditSights Inc. (bloomberg)
  • Tall people are apparently more productive. (bloomberg)
  • How “Silicon Valley” nails Silicon Valley (New Yorker)
  • Rob Arnott discusses capital market expectations. (vimeo)
  • Institutions are warming to managed futures. (finalternatives)
  • Arianna Huffington’s recipe for a good night of sleep. (fastcompany)
  • Some life advice from Chuck Schwab, “Make your own luck through education and hard work. Develop an understanding of your fellow man, and have respect and appreciation for their difference.” (reuters)

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