08/02/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Business model innovation vs. technological innovation. (avc)
  • Checking in on some estimated major asset class risk premia. (capitalspectator)
  • Why can’t Harvard University get its endowment management right? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why Uber "gave up" in China. (bloomberg)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) wants you to think about the iPad Pro as a computer. (techcrunch)
  • Why tech companies can’t seem to make it in China. (latimes)
  • This Is Your Life, Brought to You by Private Equity (nytimes)
  • High yield bonds and crude oil have disengaged. (macro-man.blogspot)
  • Globalization isn’t killing factory jobs. Trade is actually why manufacturing is up 40%. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Micro-VCs are now firmly established. (mattermark)
  • Businesses lowered inventories. When will they reverse? (bloomberg)
  • M&A is the new IPO. (wsj)
  •  Who Really Runs Your City? Privatization of Municipal Services Often Means Selling Off Democracy&#xA0 (talkingpointsmemo)
  • That Crime Wave You’re Hearing About? Try to Find It (bloomberg)
  • Gold’s $50 Billion M&A Spree Builds as Rally Boosts Values (bloomberg)
  • 8 thoughts on why US economic growth is so slow. (vox)
  • Venezuela is a full-blown humanitarian crisis (Bloomberg)
  • Credit Suisse, Deutsche index exclusion another blow to European banks (Reuters)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) under Satya Nadella is a different company. (next.ft)
  • Bill Ackman won a moral victory over Herbalife ($HLF). (nytimes)
  • Happy fifth blogiversary to Robert Seawright at the Above the Market blog. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Canada’s economy is sluggish. (business.financialpost)
  •  Why Your 401(k) Is Not Safe At Home (wsj)
  •  Gold ETFs Won’t Lose Their Luster This Year (barrons)
  •  Soaring Crime, Bad Loans and Misleading Numbers (bloomberg)
  • Being a startup CEO is a lonely task. (medium)
  • New Online 401(k) Plans Disrupt Retirement Market&#xA0 (on.wsj)
  • Stop listening to the advice of strangers and gurus. It doesn’t apply. (Joe Fahmy)
  • Why corporate America is leaving the suburbs for the city. (nytimes)
  • Why Salesforce ($CRM) bought Quip. (businessinsider)
  • Tech Companies Are Dominating the Stock Market as Never Before (slate)
  • Want to build a brand? Start online. (nytimes)
  • Should you expect an actual return with the risk-free rate? (pragcap)
  • Why pizza chains are leading the restaurant pack. (bloomberg)
  • Are voting machines the next target of Russian hacking? One security expert thinks so. (recode)
  • Hire a VP of Finance sooner rather than later. (feld)
  • Can it be rational to overweight very unlikely events? Why this behavioral bias might actually be a canny evolutionary strategy (aeaweb)
  • Hugh Gusterson recommends the best books on Drone Warfare (fivebooks)
  • Oil and gas workers are headed back to business school. (next.ft)
  • We are truly living in the digital age. (howardlindzon)
  • Open office plans are not ideal. Where should you sit? (bloomberg)

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