10/01/15 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Can Axel Springer turn a profit on BI? (ft)
  • The FT and the future of journalism. (newyorker)
  • Should target-date funds be value-agnostic? (marketwatch)
  • Investors: Meet with Ben Carlson and I in Arizona this December! I promise, it won’t be complicated! (TRB)
  • Are Apple ($AAPL) Stores the new secular temples? (atlasobscura)
  • Immigration: How a 1965 law changed the faces of America (economist)
  • Facebook ($FB) is still underrated. (stratechery)
  • Behaviorists Show the U.S. How to Improve Government Operations (nytimes)
  • The September ISM is another sign that the manufacturing economy is cooling. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Silicon Valley’s unique politics explained, in 6 charts (vox)
  • The best investment is spending your time wisely. (thewaiterspad)
  • How coffee loves us back (news.harvard.edu)
  • Steve Cohen is hiring undergrads and training them up. (businessinsider)
  • Eight thoughts on the current state of the hedge fund industry. (wallstreetoasis)
  • Howard’s story of his angel investment in BI. (howardlindzon)
  • Understanding ETF “Flash Crashes” (factset)
  • How long can you stick with a failing factor investment? (pragcap)
  • John Authers, “It is hard to be optimistic about the forthcoming earnings season…” (ft)
  • Your hedge fund blow-up of the week. (nytimes)
  • Why you should expect more MLP mergers. (mlpguy)
  • Smart beta continues to dominate ETF launches. (ai-cio)
  • Carson Block is featured in excerpt from “The Most Dangerous Trade: How Short Sellers Uncover Fraud, Keep Markets Honest, and Make and Lose Billions” by Richard Teitelbaum.* (institutionalinvestor)
  • Upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan is a “no-brainer.” (wsj)
  • Tesla’s amazing Model X is finally here, and I got to drive it (theverge)
  • The hard job facing the new Twitter ($TWTR) CEO. (vox)
  • How often is cash the best asset class? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Good Investing Hurts: The best investors enduring years of pain (fool)
  • No, Twitter isn’t removing its 140-character limit (csmonitor)
  • Selling is the Easy Part (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Click fraud is a real (and growing) problem. (bloomberg)
  • Improv is the hot new corporate retreat activity. (bloomberg)
  • Why the self-help industry is ultimately so frustrating to so many. (dynamichedge)
  • Bearish sentiment is still on the rise. (shortsideoflong)
  • 2015 Is Turning Out to Be a Terrible Year for Investors (bloomberg)
  • How major asset classes performed in September. (capitalspectator)
  • Becoming the official CEO of two Silicon Valley companies, one public: It’s complicated. (Recode)
  • DFA-managed ETFs hit the market. (blogs.barrons)
  • Value has underperformed for eight years. (crossingwallstreet)
  • This correction could drag on for awhile longer. (priceactionlab)
  • Why your to-do-list is killing your productivity. (bloomberg)
  • E-books haven’t differentiated themselves enough to take more share from physical books. (stratechery)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to show few layoffs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The paradox of building your “personal brand” online. (newrepublic)
  • Lessons learned from a discussion with professor and Munger-acolyte Sanjay Bakshi. (thewaiterspad)
  • Investing after a correction: It’s complicated. (Wall Street Journal)
  • And now let us remember the worst economic prediction ever (washingtonpost)
  • The last years of Ernie Banks. (chicagomag)

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