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

  • The secret history of the Myers-Briggs test. (digg)
  • ‘Bloom County’ And Opus The Penguin Return After A 25-Year Hiatus (npr)
  • The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy (theatlantic)
  • The relationship between the NFL and DFS is complex and deep. (mmqb.si)
  • Some companies have a strict 40 hour work week. (wsj)
  • This school is offering full-time MBA students a degree for free. (wsj)
  • The last 30 years of global economic history are about to go out the window (Quartz)
  • Reed Hastings is making good on his promise to turn Netflix into HBO — before HBO becomes Netflix. (New York Post)
  • ETF managers are shopping their custodian needs. (ft)
  • Treasury Bills Sold at Zero Percent Interest Top $1 Trillion (wsj)
  • Mobile technology and why the online brokers are going to get unbundled. (howardlindzon)
  • 14 pieces of career advice from Wall Street veterans. (bloomberg)
  • PC vendors do the exact opposite of Apple ($AAPL). (theverge)
  • The IPO window is ajar but not wide open. (nytimes)
  • Why active investing is so difficult. (etf)
  • WSJ calls bullshit on Theranos (Wall Street Journal)
  • We are still in a slow-growth world. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • Al Gore has done all right for himself in the investment business. (theatlantic)
  • Advisers Are Pitching Direct Lending As An Asset Class (climateerinvest.blogspot)
  • Twitter’s board doesn’t tweet, and that doesn’t matter (Recode)
  • Clay Shirky explains how Xiaomi became China’s Apple overnight (Quartz)
  • Nike tells The Street they’ll be doing $50 billion in annual sales by 2020 (Bloomberg)
  • Here Come the Republican Moderates: In a rare move, rank-and-file GOP lawmakers have joined with Democrats to force a vote on legislation reviving the Export-Import Bank. (theatlantic)
  • The Stanford Endowment Experiment: What went wrong at the world’s most innovative university. (ai-cio)
  • Valeant subpoenaed by U.S. prosecutors over drug pricing (Reuters)
  • Dan Solin: Good luck getting through to investors and clients with data alone (Advisor Perspectives)
  • Sign up for your domain at Hover. Great customer service. (hover)
  • Morgan just had a baby boy. He lays out some advice for babies everywhere (Motley Fool)
  • Why you need to have muted expectations for bonds. (pragcap)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) admits they have a “big data” unit that mines services like Twitter ($TWTR) for insights. (ft)
  • Some thoughts on the SEC’s fund liquidity proposals. (news.morningstar)
  • Why it is challenging to pick a top performing hedge fund manager. (ft)
  • Does options skew actually tell us anything useful? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Michael Lewis delves into the world of Tom Wolfe. (vanityfair)
  • Like-named ETFs can have very different holdings. (etfreference)
  • Gaming ETFs, profitably, is harder than it looks. (bloomberg)
  • China was the last big economy to blow a bubble. Now what? (ft)
  • 7 things learned about the Square IPO. (blogs.wsj)
  • Everyone has a story of getting a stock right but selling way too soon. (thefelderreport)
  • The collected wisdom of noted investor Seth Klarman. (scribd)
  • We’re still not sure how public benefits corporations are going to manage their conflicting goals. (nytimes)
  • Doom and gloom sells….but what if the future is better than we think? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Can a computer tell you how you are feeling? (hopesandfears)
  • This astonishing chart shows how moderate Republicans are an endangered species (washingtonpost)
  • Why home bias is so difficult for us to fight. (researchpuzzle)
  • About that 2015 Fed rate hike…. (wsj)
  • The First Cancer ETF Tracks the Hottest Area of Biotech (bloomberg)
  • Rapid shifts in volatility are a sign of a new market regime. (pensionpartners)
  • Goldman and Citi report earnings, live coverage here: (MoneyBeat)
  • Here it comes – US Treasury thinking about a rescue for Puerto Rico (New York Times)
  • A dozen things learned from Charlie Munger about moats.* (25iq)
  • The 129 finance people you have to follow on Twitter (businessinsider)
  • An excerpt from Pedro Domingos’ “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World.”* (salon)
  • Daily fantasy sports is not a level playing field. (rollingstone)

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