10/08/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The world’s largest money managers, visualized. (visualcapitalist)
  • Peter Chernin is gearing up for a time when sports betting is legal. (wsj)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • The iPhone X is not without its risks. (aboveavalon)
  • Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity (evonomics)
  • How MoviePass changes the movie-going experience. (businessinsider)
  • Half of all plug-in vehicles are sold in China. (wsj)
  • The pilot shortage isn’t getting any better. (seattletimes)
  • How close are we to building a bioartificial kidney? (wired)
  • Mikael Wood, "Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine modern country music without Petty, who finished the work the Eagles began when they blended rootsy acoustic instruments with tougher rock rhythms." (latimes)
  • In the US we have pathologized anxiety, (qz)
  • Is Facebook ($FB) simply too big to regulate? (nytimes)
  • Why you should watch the ‘Blade Runner Final Cut’ before seeing the sequel. (esquire)
  • Eight good reasons why you should take a simple approach to investing. (alephblog)
  • Tom Petty’s biographer, Warren Zanes, reflects on TP’s life and work. (slate)
  • It’s hard to underestimate the power of incentives. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Butter is back and its making billionaires. (bloomberg)
  • Our energy system is getting transformed in front of our very eyes. (sl-advisors)
  • Do we expect too much from the modern marriage? (wsj)
  • One of the biggest impediments to EV usage is charging times. (nytimes)
  • Biostatistics is a hot major. (magazine.amstat)
  • Fraternity members have lower GPAs but higher career earnings. (bloomberg)
  • How an AI machine learned to play poker and beat humans at their own game. (bigthink)
  • Grass-fed beef is no environmental panacea. (theconversation)
  • You can’t fight stress if you don’t recognize it. (hbr)
  • Hedge funds are pushing into less liquid markets to try and generate novel returns. (wsj)
  • Why are C-sections still so prevalent in the US? (theguardian)
  • Travel sports are eating up and spitting out families. (chicagobusiness)
  • There is no substitute for actual socializing. (nautil.us)
  • We are creating way too many PhDs who want to enter academia. (bloomberg)
  • How UBS Became Home to Half the World’s Billionaires (bloomberg)
  • The Futurism Industry’s Blind Spot (slate)
  • Why Warren Buffett feels comfortable owning truck stops for the forseeable future. (wsj)
  • Building a portfolio is in part like building a great team. (stockcharts)
  • A special report on the blockchain world including a look at how ‘smart contracts work.’ (spectrum.ieee)
  • In praise of fat. (bloomberg)
  • Your ‘hypo-allergenic’ moisturizer probably isn’t. (npr)
  • New Sonos speakers are coming so the Sonos PLAY:1 and Sonos PLAY:5 are on sale at Amazon. (theverge)
  • How Tom Petty inspired artists of all kinds including Spinal Tap. (bbc)
  • Don’t write off Wal-Mart’s ($WMT) efforts online yet. (barrons)
  • What liberal arts majors can do to land a job after college. (wsj)
  • "Blockchain tourists" are ruining things for the rest of us. (cnbc)
  • "Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016.. (bloomberg)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down: At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from. (nytimes)
  • This hybrid jet could change how we fly. (businessinsider)
  • The shrinking middle class is killing chains like TGI Fridays. (eater)
  • The rise of sour beer is causing a microbial arms race among brewers. (npr)
  • How loving kindness meditation can make you healthier, happier and kinder. (bigthink)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Short, specialized degrees are an existential threat to the MBA. (ft)
  • Exercise is the ultimate drug. (theguardian)
  • Bob Lefsetz, "Tom Petty made art." (lefsetz)
  • Some first-hand experience with ketamine to treat depression. (melmagazine)
  • Corona is taking share from Budweiser. (wsj)
  • The best airline credit card is the Delta Reserve American Express Credit Card. (businessinsider)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is thinking about getting into the retail pharmaceutical business. (cnbc)
  • One of the worst things an investors can do is ‘chase yield.’ (blogs.wsj)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is raising prices. (theverge)
  • How to keep your brain from getting hijacked. (bakadesuyo)
  • A look at a self-serve bar where you buy beer by the ounce. (wsj)
  • Is your back pain just in your head? (vox)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is hedging its design bets more than it used to. (johnloeber)
  • Why do we all feel so guilty all the time? (theguardian)
  • Want to reduce your blood pressure? Jump in the sauna. (nytimes)
  • Hopefully more MLB teams extend their netting like the Yankees plan to do in the offseason. (businessinsider)
  • Wall Street strategists are finally getting bullish. (businessinsider)
  • Pie-by-the-slice is the new cronut. (npr)
  • Tony Isola, "Teaching is still the best job in the world." (tonyisola)
  • Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You (ofnumbers)
  • A bunch of Tom Petty covers from this week. (pastemagazine)
  • It’s hard to believe but the movie classic "The Princess Bride" is 30 years old. (npr)
  • ‘Urban mining’ will be a larger source of precious metals going forward. (asia.nikkei)
  • How warming seas may affect whales. (nytimes)
  • Aerobic exercise is the key to health. (businessinsider)
  • No Apple ($AAPL) doesn’t throttle the performance of your phone. (loopinsight)
  • Americans are unwilling to pay a premium for cage-free eggs. (buzzfeed)
  • Building a Better Coral Reef (nytimes)
  • We’ll never truly ‘own our own personal data.’ (bloomberg)
  • What its like to walk 28 miles with Wes Gray and bunch of investment-types. (nytimes)
  • On the psychological benefits of a Facebook ($FB) sabbatical. (om.co)
  • When given the option turn on two-factor authentication. (wsj)
  • Once you set up an eero you probably won’t think much more about it. (businessinsider)

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