08/30/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • You have revenue, but you can’t be funded. (techcrunch)
  • Most VC blog posts are boring. (500ish)
  •  Our Genes and Our Behavior (farnamstreetblog)
  • McDonalds ($MCD) and Amazon ($AMZN) are now in the EU’s sights. (blogs.wsj)
  • Product management skills are highly valued in Silicon Valley. (qz)
  • Don’t come to work if you’re sick. (bloomberg)
  • "The FinTech Opportunity" by Thomas Philippon. (papers.ssrn)
  • Why it’s difficult to value companies in the age of digital assets. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is pushing into algorithmic corporate bond market-making. (ft)
  • Sonos speakers will soon have voice control via the Amazon Echo. (wired)
  • Rydex traders are pretty bullish. (thefelderreport)
  • Big companies are pushing the edge on VC. (bloomberg)
  •  Solar Industry Braces as Looming Glut Threatens to Erode Prices (bloomberg)
  • Corporate boards should be ‘shock absorbers’ not ‘amplifiers.’ (avc)
  • The evolution of smart beta ETFs. (etf)
  • Hedge funds love to trade on the news. (ai-cio)
  • Investing tribes and the paradox of choice: my post up at the Enterprising Investor blog. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • • The 401(k) Is Wreaking Havoc on Retirement (bloomberg)
  • How HotelTonight turned things around. (bloomberg)
  • • Cry me a river, Aetna. Retreating carriers whine that exchanges bruised their bottom lines; meanwhile, their profits are off the charts, thanks to Obamacare (healthinsurance)
  •  Next time you hear “Bond Liquidity Crisis,” show them this (thereformedbroker)
  • You don’t have to build a scalable startup. (medium)
  • Less than 20% of European corporate bonds yield more than 1%. (blog.abglobal)
  • Fiduciary concern clients’ No. 1 reason for hiring 401(k) advisers: study (investmentnews)
  • Five under-the-radar mutual funds. (beta.morningstar)
  • • How Delaware kept America safe for corporate secrecy (rawstory)
  • The last generation watches CNBC with the sound off. The current generation doesn’t watch it at all. (howardlindzon)
  • How to write your MBA application essay. (ft)
  • Tresasurys are not pricing in a rate hike next month. (capitalspectator)
  • Mark Suster on how to talk to existing investors about an inside round. (vid.me)
  • • Central Bankers Get Tired of Gold as Lower Exports Cut Cash (bloomberg)
  • • Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space (observer)
  • • What else is new? NFL, billionaires prepare two new stadium ripoffs (latimes)
  • Companies are finding ‘soft skills’ like critical thinking in short supply. (wsj)
  • Fans.com wants to be the place for music fans to gush about their favorite bands. (nytimes)
  • A VC calls for the end of the carried interest loophole. (nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) gets hit with a big tax bill from the EU. (theatlantic)
  • Apparently this was a hot button topic waiting to be debated. (continuations)
  • Post money valuations are what investors are now focusing on. (robgo)
  • House prices increased 5% year-over-year ending in June. (calculatedriskblog)
  • • The Perfect Investment (tonyisola)
  • Why overseas investors love AngelList. (techcrunch)
  • Rebalance, don’t sell. (monevator)
  • • How Financial Advisers Can Help Close the Behavior Gap (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • How to pick stocks like a PE fund. (forbes)
  • A guide to how startup options (and ownership) works. (a16z)
  • Equity crowdfunding is off to a slow start. (fortune)

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