10/28/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Matt Klein talks with Sebastian Mallaby author of “The Man Who Knew” the biography of Alan Greenspan. (acast)
  • Why Belize is full of rabid Cubs fans. (atlasobscura)
  • A discussion with macro specialist Mark Dow. (bespokepremium)
  • The active management bleeding is accelerating. (bloomberg)
  • Does Your Company Give You Stock? Great. Sell It. (barrons)
  • The Amazon ($AMZN)-Target ($TGT) axis tells us a lot about retail these days. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Most Of What You Probably Think About Investing Is Wrong (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • The Only Metric That Matters (thereformedbroker)
  • Marc Maron talks with actor/director/producer Ron Howard. (wtfpod)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Morgan Housel. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with William McNabb CEO of the Vanguard Group. (bloomberg)
  • In praise of auto-pilot investing. (beta.morningstar)
  • The 50 Best Restaurants in NYC (zagat)
  • You don’t need to have an opinion about everything. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • James Altucher talks with Chuck Klosterman author of “But What If We’re Wrong?” (medium)
  • Alex Blumberg explores some deep personal truths and how they affect his role as CEO of Gimlet Media. (gimletmedia)
  • A blind investment taste test. (mebfaber)
  • Meb Faber talks with Jeremy Schwartz of WisdomTree Investments. (mebfaber)
  • Merger activity is about ready to set a record. (wsj)
  • Why did Twitter ($TWTR) need to kill Vine? (theatlantic)
  • Do we as a society focus too much on novelty and not enough on maintenance? (freakonomics)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Gerry O’Reilly and Jim Rowley of Vanguard. (investorfieldguide)
  • A recap of Apple’s ($AAPL) Macbook event. (theverge)
  • The future of investment management (focus262)
  • Google ($GOOGL) Fiber was awesome. They are making a mistake by putting it “on pause.” (qz)
  • Are Fully Driverless Vehicles Coming Soon? Doubts, and Smarter Hopes (humantransit)
  • Tangled Up in Spacetime: Researchers say space and time may spring up from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information&#xA0 (scientificamerican)
  • R&D spending is kicking into high gear. (wsj)
  • A Q&A with Angela Duckworth author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Another reason to go to Wrigley Field this weekend: new items from Hot Doug’s. (chicagotribune)
  • Can Chipotle ($CMG) fix itself by starting a hamburger chains? (thestreet)
  • In praise of incrementalism. (freakonomics)
  • The next crisis won’t be like the last crisis. (collaborativefund)
  • Why We Fear: Research suggests we may have evolved to fear threats like snakes. (psychologytoday)
  • A recession during the next four years is not a certainty. (wsj)
  • Is Apple ($AAPL) stock cheap? Not really…. (medium)
  • An interview with the super cool Anthony Bourdain author of “Appetites: A Cookbook.” (eater)
  • Russ Roberts talks with trader turned “social chronicler” Chris Arnade. (econtalk)
  • Will the Next President Face a Recession? Don’t Assume So (nytimes)
  • Is the new Apple ($AAPL) TV app a game-changer? (wsj)
  • Is increased M&A activity a sign of a market top? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • How John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats feels about his 1995 song “Cubs in Five” today. (slate)
  • How Venezuela’s economy collapsed. (npr)
  • Pedigree be damned, Wall Street is hiring coding academy graduates. (bloomberg)
  • The US economy grew at a 2.9% rate in Q3 2016. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Apple ($AAPL) has no idea who the MacBook Pro is for? (medium)
  • A talk with Tim Wu author of “The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.” (shorensteincenter)
  • The Carlyle Group ($CG) is pivoting away from hedge funds. (nytimes)
  • With the 2017 Grand Sport, It’s Time to Give Corvette a New Chance (bloomberg)

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