09/01/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • More signs of bubbles in token-land. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Maria Sharapova. (tim.blog)
  • The Simpsons Fires Its ‘Secret Weapon’ Composer After 27 Years on the Show (vulture)
  • Preston and Stig talk with Jeff Gramm author of "Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism." (theinvestorspodcast)
  • It’s Time To Ditch The Concept Of ‘100-Year Floods’ (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why is the Bitcoin Investment Trust ($GBTC) trading at such a high premium? (marketwatch)
  • Market power explains why corporate profit margins are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • What is the right amount of international diversification? (beta.morningstar)
  • Ted Seides talks with Dan Egan of Betterment about how to engineer better investor outcomes. (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • Michael Covel talks with Richard Clarke co-author of “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.” (trendfollowingradio)
  • American dads keep getting older. (mercurynews)
  • August returns were a bit bipolar. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Is the cryptocurrency boom being driven by hedge funds chasing? (qz)
  • What the f*ck is PE going to do with nearly $1 trillion in dry powder. (bloomberg)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with the Ritholtz Wealth Management crew: Josh, Barry and Michael. (investorfieldguide)
  • Investing based on your political beliefs is always a bad idea. (thereformedbroker)
  • Katie Couric loves stretching out in the podcast format. (fastcompany)
  • Why is everybody so worked up about the Fed shrinking its balance sheet? (pragcap)
  • Why you need a ‘process goal.’ (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Benedict Evans about the implications of electric, autonomous vehicles. (econtalk)
  • James Altucher talks with Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media about the state (and future) of podcasting. (overcast.fm)
  • Brett McKay talks with Mike Erwin and he’s the co-author of the book "Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude." (artofmanliness)
  • Sam Harris talks ‘the limits of persuasion’ with David Pizarro and Tamler Sommers co-hosts of the Very Bad Wizards Podcast. (samharris)
  • A simple way to be more assertive at work. (hbr)
  • There’s only one way to succeed: be different. (thewaiterspad)
  • Meb Faber talks with Jason Calacanis author of "Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups–Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000." (mebfaber)
  • How major asset classes performed in August 2017. (capitalspectator)
  • Some unsolicited career advice from Scott Galloway. (l2inc)
  • Driving This Weekend? Speed Cameras May Be Your Best Friend (bloomberg)
  • Zelle is the big bank’s answer to Venmo. (buzzfeed)
  • The August NFP showed a steady unemployment rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • No time to read? Try the Blinkist app. Read or listen to the key insights from the best nonfiction books in a matter of minutes! Try now. (jump.blinkist)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Scott Nations author of "A History of The United States in Five Crashes." (bloomberg)
  • Apple's iOS dominates enterprise mobility, data shows (computerworld)
  • Vanguard voted against Wells Fargo’s ($WFC) slate of directors. (blogs.wsj)
  • The US dollar is just getting crushed. (qz)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Scott Clifford author of "The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it.” (ritholtz)
  • The Dumbest Call of the Era (thereformedbroker)
  • Dan Harris talks with Robert Wright author of "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment." (player.fm)
  • Emerging markets were at the head of the class in August. (macromon.wordpress)

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