06/30/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Katie Ledecky is a distance swimmer with a sprinter’s mentality. (washingtonpost)
  • Brexit happened in part because the EU was unable to deal with modernity. (stratechery)
  • The Brexit vote was a negative shock but the tragedy no longer looks like a ‘fait accompli’ – George Soros (CNBC)
  • A profile of Kevin Plank CEO of Under Armour ($UA). (bloomberg)
  • The contrarian case for a Tesla ($TSLA)-SolarCity ($SCTY) tie-up. (vox)
  • Bill James, yes that Bill James, talks true crime and OJ. (newyorker)
  • Meb Faber’s new podcast just went live, check it out! (iTunes)
  • Nearly all US banks passed the Fed stress tests. (nytimes)
  • Mondelez ($MDLZ) wants to buy Hershey ($HSY). (wsj)
  • Census: 30-year-olds then and now (Census.gov)
  • US banks pass the stress test, announce a new round of mega buybacks and dividend hikes (24/7 Wall Street)
  • Out of the Brexit Turmoil: Opportunity – Henry Kissinger (Wall Street Journal)
  • Michael Phelps is on a personal journey that just happens to go through Rio. (nytimes)
  • The future of the auto industry is totally up in the air. (fortune)
  • AirBnB does a secondary before doing an IPO. Why not, it’s 2016 get naked in the streets. (Wall Street Journal)
  • ….not so fast, Morgan Stanley (Bloomberg)
  • Pethokoukis: The magical thinking of America’s pro-Brexit conservatives (theweek)
  • Higher minimum wages increases birthweight. (washingtonpost)
  • Deutsche isn’t out of the woods either (ZeroHedge)
  • Do ETFs have a future in 401(k) plans? (etf)
  •  "Invisible Influence": What Really Shapes Our Decisions (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch business is just getting going. (aboveavalon)
  • Natural talent is not everything. An adaptation from K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool’s “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise.” (qz)
  • Will a wave of anger wipe out laissez-faire economics? (nytimes)
  • What Millennials Are Doing Right — and Wrong — About Retirement (bloomberg)
  • GE escapes the “systemically important” scrutiny (Wall Street Journal)
  • Every baseball team wants their own Theo Epstein. (theringer)
  • AI will eventually be available on demand via API. (ben-evans)
  • Words of wisdom for aspiring value investors. (latticework)
  • The world’s losers are revolting, and Brexit is only the beginning (washingtonpost)
  • Working at home increases employee satisfaction. (next.ft)
  • The economy is experiencing few layoffs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The average investor does himself no favors. (mullooly)
  •  A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfight Simulation (popsci)
  • Chicago has more high net worth individuals than all of Canada. (bloomberg)
  • Government Bonds Are Year’s Big Winners (wsj)
  • Lessons learned from Whit Stillman’s cult classic “The Last Days of Disco.” (anothermag)
  • A profile of Sam Hinkie the former GM of the Philadephia 76ers. (espn.go)
  • Are We Smart Enough To Control AI? (shift.newco.co)
  • Brexit was an opportunity for perma-bears to get on TV. (blog.abglobal)
  • How Biases Affect Investor Behaviour (papers.ssrn)
  • There’s no wrong way to have a career. (medium)
  • FiveThirtyEight says Hillary has an 80% chance of being the next President (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Not a whole lot has changed since Fred Schwed published “Where Are the Customer’s Yachts?” (tonyisola)
  • A profile of Jim Gray, sports Zelig. (theringer)
  • Information technology is taking over agriculture. (economist)
  • Why the Stock Market Makes You Feel Terrible Every Single Day (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is eating downtown Seattle. (bloomberg)
  • The Chicago PMI surged in June. (calculatedriskblog)

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