09/04/15 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A look inside the tough culture inside Netflix ($NFLX). (npr)
  • Fed rates hike typically do not mark the end of a bull market. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Higher quality stocks are holding up better than junkier names (Indexology)
  • Why markets retest after crashes (Dana Lyons)
  • An extended interview with Marc Andreessen. (recode)
  • Which of These Watches Will Be Named Best of 2015? (bloomberg)
  • Can the “hodge podge of businesses” that is Soney ($SNE) get turned around? (ft)
  • iMore survey shows ultra-high levels of Apple Watch usage (imore)
  • Distant events fade in our memory…until they don’t. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The 1 Easy Way Donald Trump Could Have Been Even Richer: Doing Nothing (njour.nl)
  • Donald Trump isn’t rich because he’s a great investor. He’s rich because his dad was rich. (vox)
  • “New media superstar” Joe Weisenthal visits with Josh Topolsky (soundcloud)
  • Investors started adding back to stock funds (MarketWatch)
  • What happens when a messaging app essentially becomes an operating system for our lives? (a16z)
  • Home Builders Say Loans Are No Longer Scarce (blogs.wsj)
  • Can mommy bloggers still make money? (theatlantic)
  • Greggy: Stop trying to assign a story to price action (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Machines do replace humans. In fact, replacing humans is often the point (theatlantic)
  • On the art of writing: a profile of the Longform podcast (theguardian)
  • ‘Free agent nation’ isn’t growing. (bloombergview)
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Apple Car (wsj)
  • Ways to think about cars (ben-evans)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks all things unmanned aerial vehicles with Ella Atkins. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The Stingiest State in the Union: Alaska has more than $50 billion of oil money in the bank. Why can’t it pay its bills? (theatlantic)
  • Market stress highlights underlying investment organization issues. (researchpuzzle)
  • How podcasts have changed over the past ten years. (medium)
  • Hedge Funds Faced a Test in August, and Faltered (nytimes)
  • Private equity can’t keep its hands off the oil patch. (wsj)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with the king of trader psychology Dr. Brett Steenbarger. (blog.stocktwits)
  • The network’s the thing (eugenewei)
  • 10 charts from the August NFP report. (blogs.wsj)
  • Are RSS readers passé? (sixcolors)
  • How is Bridgewater’s All Weather strategy doing this year? (reuters)
  • August marks another positive jobs report including a 5.1% headline unemployment rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • No Joke: Comedians Fill Giant Stadiums. Thanks to stand-up’s popularity, comedians from Jim Gaffigan to Kevin Hart and Louis CK are drawing rock-star audiences to huge venues (wsj)
  • How the carry trade complicates the Fed’s decision. (marginalrevolution)
  • Market risk is on the rise. (capitalspectator)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Reid Hoffman co-founder of LinkedIn ($LNKD). (fourhourworkweek)
  • August NFP is a big headline miss – 173k vs 217k expected. But wages rise, unemployment 5.1% (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Max Abelson’s Invention of Trump piece is hilarious (Bloomberg Business)
  • Beijing and Moscow are like two punchdrunk boxers trying to hold each other up (New York Times)
  • Underwater-Home Recovery Reaches Struggling Neighborhoods (blogs.wsj)
  • The Unlikely STEM Cities That Will Power the U.S. Economy (bloomberg)
  • Why you should ignore all the e-mails you get on vacation. (bloomberg)
  • Michael Covel talks with Lasse Pedersen author of “Efficiently Inefficient.”* (michaelcovel)

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