09/22/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Your investment team is not diverse enough. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Saudi Arabia squandered its groundwater and agriculture collapsed. California, take note. (vox)
  • Josh Brown, “The E is only half of the P/E.” (thereformedbroker)
  • Rental affordability is only going to get worse. (bloomberg)
  • DoL Fiduciary Proposal: How Tech is a Game Changer (financial-planning)
  • Stuff happens: the impact of one tweet and the biotechs. (crossingwallstreet)
  • App fatigue is real. That is why startups are piggybacking on text messaging. (bloomberg)
  • Four traits that artists and entrepreneurs share. (qz)
  • How big should your Series A round be? (pointsandfigures)
  • How to be a VC without any capital. (techcrunch)
  • Health care companies are only getting bigger. (wsj)
  • What did billion dollar companies look like at Series A? (medium)
  • Behavioral economics may not be new but it is useful. (bloombergview)
  • What a Venrock VC looks for in a startup. (startuptherapist)
  • More on the Fed, China, and Chinese Data (baldingsworld)
  • Inexperienced investors are often swayed by stories and not hard facts like expenses. (rickferri)
  • The bull market in sand is over. (bloomberg)
  • The Milky Way’s Missing Mass: Partially Found (scientificamerican)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Car initiative is real. (wsj)
  • A sign that Goldman Sachs ($GS) is pulling back from trading: an empty trading floor. (nytimes)
  • A round-up of mostly positive reviews of the new iPhone 6s. (digg)
  • The Meaning and End of The Donald: The Definitive Guide to the Meaning of the Rise of Donald Trump and a Look at the Exact Place Where it Will End. (medium)
  • Why ad-blocking is going mainstream. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) Office 2016 is all about the cloud. (theverge)
  • Goldman Has Come Up With (Yet) Another New Name for ‘Smart Beta’ (bloomberg)
  • Risk-parity strategies are not big enough to move markets. (aqr)
  • Just how liquid are the holdings in bond mutual funds? Not very. (wsj)
  • Pushing back on exorbitant drug prices (theincidentaleconomist)
  • The current case for closed-end bond funds. (investmentnews)
  • “Starting a business overwhelms all of us.” (bankers-anonymous)
  • China And The Revenge Of The Index Number Problem (econospeak.blogspot)
  • Why sell-side analyst research is so bad. (bloomberg)
  • The fintech opportunity is huge because finance is huge. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why daily fantasy sports is here to stay. (howardlindzon)
  • What founders need to know about domain names. (medium)
  • David Letterman Will Explore Climate Change For National Geographic Docu-Series (variety)
  • What Uber gets right about talent acquisition. (fortune)
  • A Bizarre Thing Happened in Texas: Wind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. (slate)
  • Fed decision to hold steady was a ‘close call’ (wsj)
  • The Fed keeps moving the goalpost. (ftalphaville.ft)

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