10/26/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How unicorns became so founder-focused. (steveblank)
  • Utah is a growing technology startup hub. (nytimes)
  • Is value investing dead? (capitalspectator)
  • Why you shouldn’t run data like you run a product. (firstround)
  • How to think about tech as you start business school. (medium)
  • The Athletic wants to be the local sports page for the nation. (nytimes)
  • The First Cracks in the Market Appear: Stocks recently showed signals of a small pullback, but investors needn’t worry — at least not yet (barrons)
  • Sometimes You Beat the Bear. Lately, the Bear Beats You. (bloomberg)
  • Beware extremist bond market calls. (pragcap)
  • Rising rents are putting pressure on more Americans. (bloomberg)
  • The great economic moderation never really ended. (marginalrevolution)
  • A closer look at how Union Square Venture’s investing model works. (avc)
  • Many (substantial) startups operate at the mercy of the Big Five. (nytimes)
  • Morningstar’s ($MORN) defense of its star ratings system. (beta.morningstar)
  • Four lessons learned from a dead startup. (blossomstreetventures)
  • What constitutes success for the iPhone 8? (asymco)
  • Good luck using that machine-learning algorithm to pick stocks. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still trending at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) has a bit of an identity crisis. (bloomberg)
  • If you don’t take the time to personalize a pitch to a VC, why would you expect a positive response? (chrismoody)
  • Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight (latimes)
  • There is now a cochlear implant that works with the iPhone. (9to5mac)
  • Why do people keep giving Magic Leap money? (theverge)
  • Your ’employee engagement’ may have a big blindspot. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Why drivers prefer Uber to taxis. (papers.ssrn)
  • The best way to reduce high PE fees is to go direct. (bloomberg)
  • Past performance was never a solid basis for picking mutual funds. (thereformedbroker)
  • How Carnival Games Scam You, According to Science (digg)
  • Some tips on how to become more of a minimalist. (medium)
  • Where the software industry is growing fastest. (recode)
  • eShares is the shareholder ledger of many startups. (cnbc)
  • Great lessons from Scott Dorsey for SaaS CEOs. (feld)
  • Overcoming a hard-wired bias for loss aversion (livemint)
  • Why every male VC should read Ellen Pao’s "Reset." (farnamstreetblog)
  • Neuberger Berman is pushing hard into alternatives. (bloomberg)
  • On the changing nature of American jobs. (theatlantic)
  • Great startup CEOs are more decisive. (tomtunguz)
  • 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (theguardian)
  • Another big company is ditching Windows PCs for Macs. (valuewalk)
  • Is FaceID the iPhone X’s Achilles heel? (daringfireball)
  • Why individual stocks, even when they do well, are a hassle for advisors. (thereformedbroker)
  • How to find a VC internship. (medium)
  • How to end a company with dignity. (medium)
  • Leon Cooperman on Life After an SEC Investigation (institutionalinvestor)
  • IEX Group is now allowed to list companies. (wsj)

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