09/30/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • First the Sox, now the Cubs: Theo Epstein Is Making Lightning Strike Twice (nytimes)
  • Michael Covel talks with Robert Cialdini author of "Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade." (trendfollowing)
  • Mark Mobius: China is improving, not getting worse (ValueWalk)
  • What you gain when you stop reading the news. (pensionpartners)
  • Can slow but steady growth continue without political backlash? (ft)
  • Don’t accept the Lehman’s Ghost stories at face value (Wall Street Journal)
  • Stephen Dubner asks: why are we still using cash? (freakonomics)
  • Danny Meyer Just Single-Handedly Made the Apple Watch Relevant to the Hospitality Industry (eater)
  • A talk with Nicholas Dodman author of "Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Hillary-Hatred Derangement Syndrome (holy cow, this is the WSJ) (Wall Street Journal)
  • DB is now causing an uptick in funding stress for European banks (Bloomberg)
  • Chicago is at a tipping point. (pointsandfigures)
  • USA Today’s editorial board breaks its 34 year tradition of not endorsing a candidate (USA Today)
  • A talk with Karen Firestone author of "Even the Odds: Sensible Risk-Taking in Business, Investing and Life." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Bernanke: How do people really feel about the economy? (brookings.edu)
  • Five lessons of Peter Lynch. (latticework)
  • Meb Faber on the Harvard Endowment problem, which is not performance but behavior (Meb Faber)
  • TARP came along with a bunch of insider trading. (dealbreaker)
  • What’s the most sabotaging investing myth you wish the mainstream world knew entering 2016? (mullooly)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with the great Jason Zweig about reading and writing. (investorfieldguide)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Paul Bloom author of "Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion." (theartofcharm)
  • Junk Bonds’ Big Short (bloomberg)
  • How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election (time)
  • Short interest in largest corporate bond ETF hits record level (ft)
  • Make sure you are telling yourself the correct narrative. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Why was austerity once so popular? (mainlymacro.blogspot)
  • Google’s ($GOOG) Uber competitor is here. (time)
  • How to improve the alternative asset management industry. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Car Makers Rev Up Push Into Electric Vehicles (wsj)
  • Brave unicorns like Nutanix ($NTNX) show they can go public. (nytimes)
  • Hedge funds are pulling back from Deutsche Bank. (ft)
  • A talk with Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton authors of "The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity." (belayadvisor)
  • Investor return expectations are still way too high. (finalternatives)
  • Marc Maron talks with Katie Couric. (wtfpod)
  • Brett McKay talks with Scott Kneally director of "Rise of the Sufferists" about the explosion in obstacle course races. (artofmanliness)
  • The hidden dangers of life on Mars (theverge)
  • The Bloomberg Politics Poll Decoder: a more detailed picture of the voters behind the numbers&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Do political prediction markets affect the stock market? (marginalrevolution)
  • Airport walks are getting longer. (wsj)

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