07/16/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Cannondale-Drapac is competing (well) in the Tour de France on a relative shoestring. (businessinsider)
  • Against The Gold Standard? That’s Not Quite Ivy League (forbes)
  • Good (and bad) investments play out over time. (investingcaffeine)
  • Why business leaders need to read more science fiction. (hbr)
  • The Honda Ridgeline pickup truck is making inroads against domestic competition. (bloomberg)
  • Generosity increases happiness. (nature)
  • Smishing is the new phishing. (fortune)
  • Germans are eating a lot less pork these days. (bloomberg)
  • 12 ways to get labeled as a financial rube. (humbledollar)
  • It’s nearly impossible to "slice and dice" Apple’s ($AAPL) results. (asymco)
  • Why medicine just can’t seem to crack the issue of chronic fatigue syndrome. (newyorker)
  • Liberal arts majors are at a historical low. (blogs.wsj)
  • How managers pay for research is going to change forever. (barrons)
  • Who’s going to clean out all these robo-taxis? (bloomberg)
  • Spring ($S) is looking kind of desperate. (wsj)
  • The feature film continues to get minimized. (wsj)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) has a leg up in augmented reality (AR). (bloomberg)
  • What’s holding Haim back from being a truly great band? (theringer)
  • Amazon Monopoly Game Will Take Forever to Play Out (reuters)
  • What happened when Wal-Mart left (theguardian)
  • More evidence that drinking coffee will help you live longer. (latimes)
  • The American broadband market is not competitive. (theverge)
  • Why butter prices are so high. (ft)
  • Are diets just placebos? (slate)
  • The case for a tech-led market bubble. (l2inc)
  • Uber Offers a Thankless Job, and the Applications Flood In (nytimes)
  • Geoffrey Fowler, "Tovala turns out superfast, consistent restaurant-quality meals, making it the first connected kitchen device with real mass appeal." (wsj)
  • Idaho does not want you to switch jobs. (nytimes)
  • We will ever understand how AI actually works? (ft)
  • The Disastrous Fyre Festival May Have Wrecked It for Everyone (bloomberg)
  • Andrew Lo on piecing together the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis. (evonomics)
  • On the parallels between investing and driving well. (stockcharts)
  • The case against chiropractors. (theoutline)
  • It’s hard to see how things turn out well for the publicly traded movie theater companies. (barrons)
  • P&G ($PG) wants to kill your bugs. (wsj)
  • Nevada’s new legal weed market is a mess. (news.vice)
  • A better diet can really improve your longevity. (statnews)
  • How summer vacation took hold in the US. (bloomberg)
  • How innovative are you as a trader? (traderfeed.blogspot.ca)
  • A stadium with really reasonable concessions prices. (businessinsider)
  • Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat of Rising Electric Cars (bloomberg)
  • How much flooding it too much for a metro area? (bloomberg)
  • Tilson Bought These 2 Stocks After Buffett Explained Why He Didn’t (yahoo)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Lending was frowned upon for much of history. What changed? (aeon.co)
  • Watch out Wolverines! Ann Arbor is a bustling hub for testing self-driving cars. (nytimes)
  • Where’s the Next Bubble Forming in Markets? (barrons)
  • Seven steps to building better habits. (bakadesuyo)
  • What Causes a Crash, And Are We Heading for Another? (co)
  • A Man in a Hurry: Claude Shannon’s New York Years: By day, Claude Shannon labored on top-secret war projects at Bell Labs. By night, he worked out the details of information theory&#xA0 (spectrum.ieee)
  • Meet the Manager Willing to Give Investors Back Their Fees (institutionalinvestor)
  • Computer scientists are running out of games to compete with humans. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Harvard is closing down sororities and fraternities. (qz)
  • What Goes Up: The Jerry Foster Story (epicmagazine)
  • Another reason why you need a purpose in life: better sleep. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Volvo is introducing more autonomous technology into semi-trucks. (theverge)
  • The Floating City (chinaheritage)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) Prime Day has got nothing on Alibaba’s ($BABA) Singles Day. (visualcapitalist)
  • Don’t underestimate Amazon’s ($AMZN) move into wine. (l2inc)
  • What science says about the happiness boost from experiences vs. stuff. (newscientist)
  • A bowling lane is not a perfectly uniform surface. (vox)
  • SoundCloud sinks as leaks say layoffs buy little time (social.techcrunch)
  • Even smart companies, like Costco ($COST), can’t seem to get share repurchases correct. (brontecapital.blogspot)
  • Low Inflation Data Could Alter the Fed’s Balance-Sheet Plans (bloomberg)
  • The Tesla ($TSLA) Model 3 has gotten passed by since its initial announcement. (businessinsider)
  • Microsoft wants to bring broadband internet to rural Americans. (money.cnn)
  • A Stock Market for Physical Things Could Change Everything (qz)
  • The streaming wars are all about your kids. (qz)
  • Should industrial distribution firms fear Amazon ($AMZN)? (bloomberg)
  • Extreme heat will make air travel even less comfortable. (theverge)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is an Emmy machine. (theverge)
  • Why men remarry faster than women. (melmagazine)
  • Why the maxims of Baltasar Gracián are still relevant today. (artofmanliness)
  • The DryShips ($DRYS) saga is even weirder than you think. (wsj)
  • Two-factor authentication was supposed to solve the security issue. Now its a mess. (theverge)
  • Is Senate’s Revised Health-Care Proposal a Good Bill? Will It Pass? (economist)
  • American honeybees have an in-breeding problem. (npr)
  • "When you think about micro cap, think of a revolving door where firms are constantly entering and leaving for different reasons." (factorinvestor)
  • The best stand-up specials of 2017, so far. (slate)
  • Why you can’t stop messaging. (medium)
  • Why big budget movies are running so damn long. (theringer)
  • What GLOW gets right about pro wrestling. (slate)
  • The Potential Death of SoundCloud Should Scare Music Lovers (nymag)
  • Jeff Carter, "What if CME were to convert the trading permits to an ICO?" (pointsandfigures)
  • It Really Is Different This Time for the Stock Market (marketwatch)
  • A three-step process for self-compassion. (qz)
  • Wolfram|Alpha is the new way to cheat in college. (wired)
  • It’s not possible to create a business model in ’12 easy steps.’ (25iq)
  • How does holding kids back a year affect their performance? (npr)
  • The 10 Worst States In America to Live In (cnbc)
  • It’s Up to Corporate America to Keep the Market Rally Going (cnbc)
  • What would an Earth ‘too hot for humans’ look like? (nymag)
  • Why cell towers show up on school grounds. (npr)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Overwatch is modeling its new league on traditional geographic-based sports leagues. (techcrunch)
  • Why Italians don’t drink cappuccinos after Noon. (npr)
  • How technical analysis is akin to becoming a sommelier. (allstarcharts)
  • How Mike and the Mad Dog helped create modern sports talk radio. (thedailybeast)
  • Feedback is out there about your company, you just have to listen. (heleo)
  • Your personality changes a great deal from age 14 to 77. (qz)
  • "So, are we really witnessing a migration from active to passive, or just a migration from passive to cheaper passive?" (blog.knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • English majors regret their decision. (moneyish)
  • A less volatile housing market makes for a less volatile economy. (bloomberg)
  • Hedge fund of funds need to "evolve or evaporate." (wsj)

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