06/22/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Machine learning is helping Airbnb optimize its business. (businessinsider)
  • What is Uber worth in light of the events of the last week/month? (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Pocket tools, like the Leatherman, have lost their way. (outsideonline)
  • Things just got real. Wal-Mart ($WMT) is requiring vendors to not build on AWS. (wsj)
  • A 100-year Argentine bond?!? Seriously. (ft)
  • How the Pill Made the American Economy Great (newrepublic)
  • Six Risks Should Make Stock Market Bulls Nervous (thefiscaltimes)
  • Top investment advisors are souring on hedge funds for individual clients. (ft)
  • Why Amazon’s ($AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods ($WFM) matters SO much to startupland. (tomtunguz)
  • Open source funding documents via CooleyGo. (avc)
  • The US Student Loan Explosion (blogspot)
  • How to invest in an overvalued market. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Don’t Repeal NAFTA, Just Bring It Into 21st Century (realclearmarkets)
  • A Kansas Investment Firm Spurring Change on Wall Street&#xA0 (nytimes)
  • Economic Realities Have Pushed GOOG Into Housing (strategy-business)
  • Warren Buffett: An Overlooked Target in Amazon’s New War (cnbc)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) just bailed out Home Capital Group Inc. (bloomberg)
  • What Makes a Great Wine Great? (3quarksdaily)
  • Could the Housing Market Meltdown Happen Again? (investors)
  • How Civic sold $33 million in tokens. (medium)
  • The US economy needs more Amazons but is stuck with GEs. (wsj)
  • What the real yield on TIPS is telling us about prospective growth. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • Hulu needs a single owner moving forward. (cnbc)
  • JC: The Industrial rally should continue (All Star Charts)
  • Ritholtz Wealth Management makes the Financial Times 300 of investment adviser firms (Financial Times)
  • The Foreign Visa Crackdown Is Putting Americans Out of Work (bloomberg)
  • Why the Falling Oil Price Isn’t Hurting Markets (economist)
  • Co-working spaces have invaded the suburbs. (wsj)
  • Now Even High Earners Can’t Afford College (cnn)
  • Why we feel so disconnected from our investments. (monevator)
  • The Reasons Behind the Retreat of the Renminbi (project-syndicate)
  • Is Demography Destiny For US Growth? (capitalspectator)
  • Here’s the Enormous Jeff Bezos Empire, In One Chart (marketwatch)
  • On the power of a single blog post. (theverge)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What Do You Give the Wolf of Wall Street for His Birthday? (spectator)
  • Goldman: What kinds of companies can survive Amazon? (ValueWalk)
  • Existing Home Sales: Strong May Evens Out Weak April (realclear)
  • Reno is becoming kinda, sorta hip. (bloomberg)
  • Indexing allows you to focus on more impactful decisions. (i3-invest)
  • When (and not) a startup should worry about profitability. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • What Travis Kalanick Leaves Behind at Uber (nymag)
  • The next CEO of Uber has a big job ahead of them. (venturebeat)
  • Regulators might want to get inside ultra-secretive Renaissance Technology and see its code. (New York Post)
  • Bond Traders Are Relying on Some Rather Wishful Thinking (bloomberg)
  • Jon Ossoff’s Georgia Sixth Loss Is a Reality Check for Democrats (newyorker)
  • Lovely long read on former NFL tackle Ryan O’Callaghan coming out (outsports)
  • Gov’t Has Rationalized a Lot of Dubious Lending (realclearmarkets)
  • Buybacks Fall as Executives Show Restraint (MoneyBeat)
  • Is the Best Sport Coupe a Porsche, Jaguar, or Mercedes? (bloomberg)
  • Secular Stagnation Is A Choice (creditwritedowns)
  • The American People Are Living As Large As Ever (bloomberg)
  • Auto Slowdown Flashes Caution Lights for Manufacturing (brookings)
  • The reasons behind home bias are many, but the solution is simple. (beta.morningstar)
  • Jeff Bezos has advice for the news business: ‘Ask people to pay. They will pay’ (CNBC)
  • Why the US should lengthen the average maturity of its outstanding debt. (bloomberg)
  • Thoughts on Why Some Cryptocurrencies Fail, and Others Don’t (fee)
  • With her blog post about toxic bro-culture at Uber, Susan Fowler proved that one person can make a difference: The former engineer took a big swing at the car-hailing giant, and did us all an even bigger favor (recode)
  • Drowning in Oil (yardeni)
  • Vice is valued at $5.7 billion and hinting at an IPO. (cnbc)
  • Here Are 6 Old Name Stocks Trading Below Book Value (forbes)
  • What does an aspiring founder need to know? (hbr)
  • A startup needs vision. (pointsandfigures)
  • How food became such a big part of the Silicon Valley way of work and business. (ft)
  • Books: Jared Meyer’s ‘How Progressive Cities Fight Innovation’ (realclearmarkets)
  • Mistress-Dispellers: China’s Boom Creates a Whole New Industry (newyorker)
  • Rethinking the Monetary Transmission Mechanism (realclear)
  • Trade ‘Deficits’ Signal Immense Investor Interest In the U.S. (triblive)
  • Given the fact that most investors don’t earn ‘average returns’ what is an investor to do? (ivanhoff)
  • Why isn’t the hedge fund industry imploding? (bloomberg)
  • Let Us Plunge Into Our Fast-Unfolding Economic Future (nationalreview)
  •  Five Takeaways From Tuesday's Special Elections (realclearpolitics)
  • What happens when your startup reaches 20 employees. (medium)
  • The High Line’s Ambitious Next Act (fastcodesign)
  • Size is becoming an asset for bond fund managers. (wsj)
  • Travis got ambushed by investors at a Chicago hotel, and surrendered (New York Times)
  • Behold The Everything Bubble (mauldineconomics)
  • With CA Budgeting, the Dems Have Pseudo-Dictatorial Powers (realclearmarkets)
  • Why seed investors need a more diverse portfolio. (medium)
  • How Much Is Saudi Aramco Really Worth? It Depends (forbes)
  • United Video Causing Longer-Term Crisis in Airline Community (investors)
  • Just how Earth-shattering are those 300,000-year-old Homo sapiens fossils? (csmonitor)
  • What is the right burn rate for your startup? (bothsidesofthetable)

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