06/25/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • Lenders are targeting borrowers who previously went through foreclosure. (wsj)
  • Luck plays a huge role in performance. (marketwatch)
  • You can think Google ($GOOG) for faster broadband. (technologyreview)
  • Is the private equity space over crowded? (ai-cio)
  • The return trip effect: Why the return trip often seems to take less time (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
  • On the rise of the compliance officer. (bloomberg)
  • The trip back home often seems to go by faster — but why? (latimes)
  • Apple Music and the Future of the Music Industry (recode)
  • Where the American workforce is set to grow (and shrink). (bloomberg)
  • Why the rise of green energy should make utilities nervous. (newyorker)
  • Can an algorithm hire better than a human? (nytimes)
  • A dozen things learned from Todd Wenning about investing. (totalreturninvestor.blogspot)
  • Curation vs. algorithms: which works best when? (stratechery)
  • The MBA exodus to tech is overstated. (qz)
  • A look at the return dispersion in “copycat” ETFs. (etf)
  • The man who keeps finding new species of shark (bbc)
  • There Is No Tech Bubble (pieria.co.uk)
  • How to Save the U.S.-China Relationship (newyorker)
  • Why the rate of cardiac deaths are on the decline. (nytimes)
  • Ten things learned while writing a book.* (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How Shake Shack ($SHAK) came to lead the ‘better burger’ movement. (fastcompany)
  • Can reading make you happier? (newyorker)
  • Inside the Sony ($SNE) hack. (fortune)
  • A look back at the “forgotten bull market” of 1949-1955. (crossingwallstreet)
  • CFOs are big extrapolaters. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Charlie Ellis in defense of active investing. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Don’t worry about Martha Stewart, she will do just fine. (footnoted)
  • An excerpt from Mark Vanhoenacker’s “Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot.”* (slate)
  • Peer-to-peer lending goes mainstream with a proposed closed-end fund. (bloomberg)
  • An interview with Christopher Kimball of Cook’s Illustrated. (blog.longreads)
  • The Stiff Competition to Work in German Prisons (themarshallproject)
  • How It’s Made Series: Beats By Dre (medium)
  • Americans are working more…and watching more TV. (blogs.wsj)
  • How Germany Does Prison (themarshallproject)
  • STEM is great but don’t neglect the humanities. (hbr)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A profile of the Bloomberg Empire, post-mayorship. (politico)

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