07/25/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • How Chipotle ($CMG) is changing the pizza business. (businessinsider)
  • Dan Pashman talks with comedian Jim Gaffigan about….food. (sporkful)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) now has a bigger market cap than Wal-Mart ($WMT). (qz)
  • A talk with Joe Weisenthal about what he wants to accomplish at Bloomberg. (digiday)
  • Barry Ritholtz sits down for a talk with Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital ($OAK). (ritholtz)
  • How to get the most out of your vacation. (wsj)
  • Michael Covel talks with noted options trader Blair Hull. (michaelcovel)
  • A Chicago factory is set to have the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse. (businessinsider)
  • Mutual fund firms continue to push into ETFs. (etftrends)
  • Is ESPN a bubble about to burst? (foxsports)
  • The data on self-reported happiness are sketchy. (voxeu)
  • Coca-Cola ($KO) is making more money on smaller serving sizes. (businessinsider)
  • You car may be vulnerable to hackers. (usatoday)
  • Inside the “neurodiversity movement.” (washingtonpost)
  • James Osborne talks with Wesley Gray author of “DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth.”* (basonasset)
  • Are you actually happier on the weekends? Some research. (bloomberg)
  • The demand for movie trailers is insatiable. (latimes)
  • Big banks are pulling back from their Connecticut sites. (nytimes)
  • The real scandal that is 12b-1 fees. (news.morningstar)
  • How walking in nature changes the brain. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Exchange-traded managed funds are a tough sell. (blogs.barrons)
  • Why situations affect our decision making so much. (farnamstreetblog)
  • All the trends are working against in-theater movie viewing. (consequenceofsound)
  • When the Chicago Cubs get good, Cubs fans get nervous. (wsj)
  • How Nashville’s “hot chicken” became a global obsession. (bittersoutherner)
  • Corporate bond deals are getting upsized. (ft)
  • Golf has lost its ability to attract young players. (ft)
  • Eggs are no longer the cheapest form of animal protein. (washingtonpost)
  • Markets are never easy. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Juicing isn’t healthy or virtuous. Just stop it already. (slate)
  • Why cheap beer is the best beer. (jezebel)
  • Diet Coke is dying. (qz)
  • Mid market coffee brands are lsoing out. (ft)
  • Why the big drug companies are focusing on individuals with rare genetic mutations. (bloomberg)
  • Can electrical stimulation calm you down and improve your mood? (wsj)
  • Why buying a car makes less and less sense. (ft)
  • Cheesecake the Chicago way. (signalvnoise)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) Web Services is a beast. (qz)
  • Comcast ($CMCSK) has more broadband customers than cable customers. (washingtonpost)
  • Rebellious kids make more money. (qz)
  • A discussion with venture capitalist Brad Feld author of “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.” (lisanicolebell)
  • Revisiting the awesomeness that was the HBO series “Deadwood.” (nytimes)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with veteran trader Peter Brandt. (blog.stocktwits)
  • A talk with Brad Katsuyama of IEX Group. (youtube)
  • A discussion about the so-called “gig economy.” (blog.semilshah)
  • Why lonely people stay lonely. (nymag)
  • AT&T ($T) is adding subscribers…in the car. (washingtonpost)
  • Two factors that seem to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. (washingtonpost)
  • An interview with Aziz Ansari author of “Modern Romance.”* (freakonomics)
  • Inside the manipulative world of film coloration. (fastcodesign)
  • Social media has become a mine field for some athletes. (espn.go)
  • Astronomers have found the most Earth-like planet out there. (observer)
  • The hot mess that is the new Berlin airport. (bloomberg)
  • Ferrari is going public. (bloomberg)
  • Do you really want to have a physical at your desk at work? (bloomberg)
  • If you include debt Wal-Mart ($WMT) is still bigger than Amazon ($AMZN). (blogs.ft)
  • Where is the podcasting business headed? (techcrunch)
  • We have a distinct taste for fat. (nytimes)
  • Robo-advisors have a long way to go to earn their valuations. (mfwire)
  • Bulletproof Coffee raises money to go wide. (buzzfeed)
  • Changes in P/E ratio rankings can potentially add value. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The one-year Treasury yield is creeping higher. (crossingwallstreet)
  • How can a woman make in country music when radio won’t play women? (slate)
  • Gatorade is viewed as sports drink 1.0. (bloomberg)
  • E-sports has a drug (e.g. Adderall) problem. (theverge)
  • How hi-def is changing how we view video (and look at props). (bloomberg)
  • Eight non-IPAs to drink this Summer. (bloomberg)
  • Using big data to track what words and phrases work in ads and campaigns. (a16z)
  • ‘Pseudo-mature’ adolescents often have problems later in life. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Marc Maron talks acting (and Shakespeare) with Sir Ian McKellen. (wtfpod)
  • Buffalo has become a renewable energy hub. (nytimes)
  • How to fix the Euro. (interfluidity)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with actor Paul Giamatti. (slate)
  • Inside the “nutty” economics of water usage in California. (npr)
  • You’re never too old. 78 year old George Zweig is launching a quant-driven hedge fund. (wsj)
  • Google ($GOOG) investors love new CFO Ruth Porat. (nytimes)

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