09/26/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Automaking is ripe for disruption. (usatoday)
  • Mossberg: It’s Time to Free the Smartphone (recode)
  • The Japanese are eating less rice. (ft)
  • Focus on things that computers can’t do like the unquantifiable. (opinionator.blogs.nytimes)
  • J&J: The Credo Company (highline.huffingtonpost)
  • Laissez Prayer: The secret history of the 1950s Christian right and its zeal for capitalism. (democracyjournal)
  • Workers in a World of Continuous Partial Employment — What’s The Future of Work? (medium)
  • Brad Feld on what it is like to talk about depression openly and in public. (dreamnation.co.uk)
  • 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease (pbs)
  • How the sharing economy can work for retirees. (nytimes)
  • Why Is Art Expensive? (priceonomics)
  • Full-fat foods are experiencing a comeback. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Canned cocktails are now a thing. (bloomberg)
  • Why you should diversify your life not just your portfolio. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Chicago, like other cities, is getting blanketed with sensors. (medium)
  • Why binge watching changes how shows are made. (nybooks)
  • A New Front:Can the Pentagon do business with Silicon Valley? (story.californiasunday)
  • Charlie Munger and the Pursuit of Worldly Wisdom (farnamstreetblog)
  • Workaholics need to focus on a more diverse identity. (medium)
  • Hacker competitions are the new job interview. (bloomberg)
  • Life on the Congo (roadsandkingdoms)
  • 8 canned beers you should check out. (bloomberg)
  • Four ways to combat loneliness. (wsj)
  • Golf is less about rivalries and more about dominance. (slate)
  • McRevolt: The Frustrating Life of the McDonald’s Franchisee (bloomberg)
  • The new art of war: How trolls, hackers and spies are rewriting the rules of conflict (techrepublic)
  • VW scandal will accelerate the decline of diesel. (bloombergview)
  • Farming has become a data-driven enterprise. (popsci)
  • Why New York City needs poker rooms. (observer)
  • Why Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. (grantland)
  • Why doesn’t Pitchfork review artists like Taylor Swift? (slate)
  • Why are so many craft brewers selling out? (chicagobusiness)
  • Why wind power is sometimes offered at negative prices. (slate)
  • Joe Maddon is keeping the Cubs fresh by skimping on batting practice. (wsj)
  • Channel owners are betting that original, quality dramas are the best way to retain audiences. (ft)
  • Fly fishing is more physically demanding than commonly thought. (wsj)
  • Why daily fantasy is a problem for the NCAA. (regressing.deadspin)
  • Fidgeting at work offsets the downside of sitting. (forbes)
  • Europe’s national air carriers are disappearing. (wsj)

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