08/04/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Are there takeover offers for struggling Twitter? (Bloomberg)
  • Five ways to mitigate hiring risk. (medium)
  • How to be successful in crowdfunding campaigns. (theatlantic)
  • The Golden Constant by Claude B. Erb, Campbell R. Harvey (papers.ssrn)
  • Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video: Facebook says it’s now streaming more video than YouTube. To be able to make that claim, all they had to do was cheat, lie, and steal (medium)
  • Elon Musk’s Most Impressive Company Isn’t Tesla or SpaceX. It’s SolarCity. (slate)
  • 17 podcasts that will make you smarter (businessinsider)
  • China bans short-sellers. Yeah, that usually works. (Business Insider)
  • How the unicorn crash will hurt investors. (blog.bison.co)
  • Muni bonds DGAF about Puerto Rico (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Amy Schumer lights up the Daily Show last night (New York Magazine)
  • CEO pay out of line with free markets (dallasnews)
  • Apple and Google Know What You Want Before You Do (wsj)
  • Hey, investment cranks: The Internet never forgets (washingtonpost)
  • Fundraising as a fact-finding mission. (avc)
  • Technology is driving Amazon delivery times to near zero (LA Times)
  • Why some companies are called tech companies and others are not. (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Just die. (Business Insider)
  • King dollar has cost S&P 500 companies $244 billion of balance sheet pain (businessinsider)
  • Declining U.S. dynamism: Story, or non-story? (noahpinionblog.blogspot)
  • Is August historically a good or bad month for investors? Depends on which data set you’re looking at. (MarketWatch)
  • Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest (theatlantic)
  • Ten lessons from ten years of seed investing including the value of female founders. (10years.firstround)
  • Oil’s Below $50 and About to Get Worse (Bloomberg)
  • Additional capital should move the operational needle, not for show. (techcrunch)
  • The long and well-documented decline in family-owned businesses (53eig.ht)
  • Top 6 myths driving oil prices down (ValueWalk)
  • What happens to unicorn valuations when interest rates start rising? (businessinsider)
  • Why teachers can’t hotfoot it out of Kansas fast enough (washingtonpost)
  • Win or Lose, U.S. Stocks Getting Biggest Earnings Bang Since ’12 (bloomberg)
  • How companies like DogVacay can take “a fragmented, profoundly inefficient market and making it more transparent and liquid.” (bloombergview)
  • Municipal Bonds Still Safe, Despite Some Ailing Governments (nytimes)
  • Read Buzz Aldrin’s hilarious travel request form to the moon (vox)
  • What Global Warming Means for 4 of Summer’s Worst Pests (scientificamerican)
  • White House Warns States On Job-Licensing Requirements (blogs.wsj)
  • San Francisco landlords don’t want to rent to startups. (vox)
  • Puerto Rico fails to make Aug. 1 payment, signaling default (reuters)
  • There’s something fishy about Donald Trump’s charitable donations (businessinsider)
  • China’s Response to Stock Rout Exposes Regulatory Disarray (Wall Street Journal)
  • Selling goods at a loss to acquire customers is a risky strategy. (nytimes)
  • Google Applies Pressure on Insurance Innovation (recode)
  • How Chicago ranks as a startup city. (pointsandfigures)

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