06/23/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why health insurers are rushing to merge. (nytimes)
  • On the fascination with Goodfellas: “It’s the dream of money without working, pleasure without the bounds of conventional moralism.” (New Yorker)
  • It has gotten harder to buy a house over the past year. (washingtonpost)
  • Startups need a killer slide deck. (christophjanz.blogspot)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) and Morgan Stanley ($MS) are going in different directions. (bloomberg)
  • How some LPs think about venture capital investing. (a16z)
  • Amazon looks to improve customer-reviews system with machine learning (cnet)
  • How booms and busts provide opportunities for investors. (sl-50.tumblr)
  • S.C. Gov. Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag near the state Capitol (washingtonpost)
  • Don’t congratulate someone for writing a check. (medium)
  • What happens after the S&P 500 trades in a really tight range. (ryandetrick.tumblr)
  • DuckDuckGo is benefiting from consumer unease with Google ($GOOG). (fastcompany)
  • The children of working moms do better on many measures. (qz)
  • Mark Suster, “The best investors do less.” (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Darden Restaurants ($DRI) is splitting its real estate and restaurant operations. (businessinsider)
  • 8 funds investors are running away from (Morningstar)
  • A look at just how quiet the stock market has been of late. (statisticalideas.blogspot)
  • Facebook is now worth more than Wal-Mart (Quartz)
  • 16 animal selfies that capture life in the Serengeti (pbs)
  • Europe’s Greece-Proof Economy (MoneyBeat)
  • Millennials are the new tech support. (wsj)
  • At present, VCs are investing more than they are giving back. (fortune)
  • Get excited – the Red Lobster REIT is coming soon (Bloomberg)
  • Eight mutual funds investors are fleeing. (news.morningstar)
  • CFA, MBA or neither? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • It’s a bearish sign that so many advisers are declaring that we’re now in a “stock picker’s market.” (MarketWatch)
  • How many unicorns are at-risk to an unfavorable tax ruling on independent contractor status? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The Saudis GoSolar: The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy. (theatlantic)
  • Before Charleston, Not Many People Wanted To Take Down The Confederate Flag (fivethirtyeight)
  • Big Economic Discovery! Booms Might Cause Busts (bloombergview)
  • Citadel is stepping up its equity trading game. (wsj)
  • Fixed income manager TCW has the highest level of cash in its credit funds since the 2008 financial crisis (Bloomberg)
  • Ignoring junior VCs is a mistake. (techcrunch)
  • The Loneliness of the Short-Seller (nytimes)
  • Greece is stepping over its own red lines to get a deal done (Guardian)
  • ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (theonion)
  • Why IBM Moved To Index Investing (rebalance-ira)
  • MODERN TRADER Magazine—the essential journal for professional traders and active investors. Special Subscription Offer! (moderntrader)
  • Why we need more nuanced definitions of employees and contractors. (bloombergview)
  • How does Product Hunt actually work? (recode)
  • On the rise of the “quasi-IPO.” (soundcloud)
  • The best age to go to business school. (bloomberg)
  • Lessons learned from 10 months as a VC. (medium)
  • A profile of the companies that do all the hard work in renting out your place. (nytimes)
  • Entrepreneurs create companies, not unicorns. (aleph.vc)
  • As opposed to financial media, startups are focused on accountability. (thealphapages)
  • New Amazon algorithm to shake up product reviews (econsultancy)
  • The stock market has not had a 2% move in 2015. (crossingwallstreet)
  • “Short-selling is an incredibly lonely proposition” (DealBook)
  • How long before VCs and angel investors get their money back. (teten)
  • JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon’s eulogy of Jimmy Lee (Fortune)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) wants to kill free streaming. (fortune)
  • Why the Fed is focused on a consistent message. (economistsview.typepad)
  • On the state of the Bitcoin startup space. (blog.semilshah)
  • Why gun control is doomed (economist)

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