07/27/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Should you avoid cross-industry clones? (medium)
  • Private equity managers just can’t help themselves from trying to boost IRR. (ft)
  • A monopolistic mindset is hard to shake for companies. (stratechery)
  • All the energy you spend hatin’ is holding you back from doing something awesome. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Samsung has its fingers in all parts of the technology pie. (wsj)
  • A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits (qz)
  • At great expense to taxpayers Foxconn is building a plant in the US. (bloomberg)
  • What you need to know about starting a micro-VC fund. (medium)
  • Where Soundcloud went wrong. (medium)
  • Robert Shiller: Fear of Robots Is Driving the Market Rally (cnbc)
  • It’s a Big Mistake to Solely Blame Amazon for Retail Troubles (contrarianedge)
  • FTSE Russell is going exclude companies like Snap ($SNAP) with limited voting rights. (nytimes)
  • How it is that Hampton Creek lost its entire board of directors. (bloomberg)
  • Anti-drone technology is a fertile area for investment. (fastcompany)
  • How Oil Prices Are Held Hostage By Derivatives (oilprice)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) is not a growth company. (bloomberg)
  • In the end all deals are handshake deals. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are a tad higher but still at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • This Is How the College ‘Bubble’ Ends (theatlantic)
  • Is Howard Marks being too cautious? (thereformedbroker)
  • The opportunity cost of being a trader can be high. (medium)
  • Some big names are backing MetaStable Capital a hedge fund focused on cryptocurrencies. (fortune)
  • Michael Lewis: Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House (vanityfair)
  • Why your best developers keep quitting. (fastcompany)
  • How Pittsburgh became a tech hub. (nytimes)
  • Build a business you never want to sell. (medium)
  • Bannon’s Populist Plan to Tax Top U.S. Earners 44% (bloomberg)
  • Dividend Cuts Accelerate (blogspot)
  • London’s First Muslim Mayor Takes On Brexit and Terror (newyorker)
  • Why Tax Cuts for Rich People Solves Nothing (project-syndicate)
  • Like the Stock Market, U.S. Jobs Market Is Due for a Jolt (bloomberg)
  • There is an orgy of leverage loan repricing. (wsj)
  • When Keynes Pondered Malthus (ft)
  •  It’s Kid Rock’s Party Now (buzzfeed)
  • One of These Black Swans Will Likely Trigger Recession (forbes)
  • How to avoid screwing up your pitch. (fastcompany)
  • Sometimes you have to disengage to move forward. (heleo)
  • Slack is now valued at $5 billion. (businessinsider)
  • Market’s Vulnerable to a Correction: Interview w/Byron Wien (fuw)
  • Man Overboard! The Darker Side of Cruise Ships (marketwatch)
  • PE fees are NOT going down. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The College Course Where the Military Assigns the Homework (wired)
  • The Road to Fed Normal Starts in September (realclear)
  • The MTA’s Escalating Cost Crisis (realclear)
  • How Millennials are changing the housing market. (visualcapitalist)
  • Andy Puzder Wishes More Had Been Done in the Last 6 Months (latimes)
  • There’s Nothing Free – Or Good – About ‘Balanced Trade’ (realclearmarkets)
  • If Stock Market Can Make You Rich, Why Are So Many Poor? (marketwatch)
  • Inflation Is Not About Consumer Prices (alhambrapartners)
  • Facebook ($FB) is now worth $500 billion. (blogs.wsj)
  • Oil Prices May Spike $10 If U.S. Sanctions Venezuela (investopedia)
  • CA Caps, Trades Employment — Is Taxing Robots Next? (forbes)
  • Scandal, Corruption, & Record Samsung Profits (bloomberg)
  • 11 Great American Companies That Have Totally Lost Control of Their Narrative (247wallst)
  • June New Home Sales: Same Old New Sales Story (realclear)
  • State Street ($STT) Global Advisors is pushing for more female board members to little result. (wsj)
  • If GoDaddy ($GDDY) can fix its sexism problem, then any company can. (nytimes)
  • Five ways to handle negative feedback well. (signalvnoise)
  • John McCain Is the Perfect American Lie (gq)
  • A true ‘money mind’ is a rare thing. (monevator)
  • $1 Trillion Airport Spree Threatens World Order (bloomberg)
  • The Euro Obits Were Premature (economist)
  • How MSFT Has Become Surprise Innovator in PCs (nytimes)
  • Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world. (nytimes)
  • Howard Marks is none to happy with the state of the markets. (oaktreecapital)
  • Why Can’t Americans Ditch Checks? (bloomberg)
  • Why Corrupt Bankers Are Able to Avoid Jail (newyorker)
  • On the relationship between VCs and ICOs. (reuters)
  • Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB: This Is Progress? (investors)
  • Six Persistent Myths About Taxes (economics21)
  • The next Starbucks ($SBUX) will be built one store at a time. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Diets do not make for good investments. (collaborativefund)
  • Don’t Gut Congressional Budget Office (nationalreview)
  • The gold trick (jpkoning.blogspot)
  • Be Very Afraid, As Dems Try to ‘Fix’ CA Housing Crisis (spectator)
  • Wonder Why Twitter Is Struggling to Add Users? (cnn)
  • How to best structure your day for maximum productivity. (heleo)
  • I Don’t Plan to Bet Against This Stock Market Anytime Soon (usatoday)
  • 10 things not to like about ICOs. (startupmanagement)

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