10/12/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Lessons learned from reading every Amazon ($AMZN) annual report. (medium)
  • Some schools are ditching the idea of valedictorians. (wsj)
  • The world seems like it is utter chaos: why is the stock market still surging? (bloomberg)
  • Why do so many high profile hardware startups fail? (medium)
  • Startup: consumer-level fractional battery ownership (weforum)
  • Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found (newscientist)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims fell last week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits. (nytimes)
  • The odds are stacked against angel investors. (medium)
  • VCs are making bigger investments in fewer companies. (recode)
  • "It is important that the VC invest in companies that have the potential to “return the fund” because they need every investment to have the possibility to be a big winner." (medium)
  • Bad news: Your 401(k) won’t give you a decent retirement (latimes)
  • There is no standardized way for mutual funds to value their startup shares. (wsj)
  • "Today’s seed rounds are yesterday’s Series A rounds, and pre-seed is the old seed." (axios)
  • Who ever said 2&20 is dead? (dealbreaker)
  • What should we make of the ‘relentless bid’ in this market? (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • David Blair, "Every moment in the market is unique." (thecrosshairstrader)
  • Build vs. buy is really about now vs. later. (saastr)
  • Crowdfunding offerings are relying on celebrities to sell shares. (wsj)
  • Female MBA students are wary of entering the tech sector. (ft)
  • When PE gets interested in SaaS startups. (davidcummings)
  • The activist trade is getting crowded. (ft)
  • A half dozen lessons about achieving the right burn rate. (25iq)
  • The upside of pitching without a deck. (avc)
  • How to transform a VC fund capital base from individuals to institutions. (blog.semilshah)
  • Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning (bloomberg)
  • On the future of active management. (pragcap)
  • The US has a huge gap between its needs and our ability to get anything done. (bloomberg)
  • Does The New Tax Proposal Penalize 401(k) Plans? (tonyisola)
  • Suburban offices are making a comeback. (bloomberg)
  • Ray Dalio: How Bridgewater Will Succeed Without Me (ai-cio)
  • Passive Powers BlackRock to Nearly $6 Trillion in Assets (wsj)
  • Four lessons learned on VC fund management. (blog.semilshah)
  • On the importance of short-term rates for hedge funds. (valuewalk)
  •  How To Make $5,300 In Commissions on a $43,000 Retirement Account (tonyisola)
  • The many reasons why scaling a company is difficult. (blog.asmartbear)
  • Harry Stebbings talks with Michael Dearing of VC Harrison Metal. (thetwentyminutevc)
  • Why traders should take a break, or mental health day, whenever they need it. (martinkronicle)
  • The performance of the NIkkei and the the Japanese Yen are diverging. (themacrotourist)
  • What characteristics PE looks for in SaaS startups. (saastr)
  • Some tips for dealing with empty nest syndrome. (ft)
  • A lower cost of living makes more entrepreneurial dreams an option. (venturebeat)
  • First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society (technologyreview)

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