11/01/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • IBM’s Watson is everywhere lately — but what is it? (technologyreview)
  • Doug Busch on the Round Number Theory (Chart Smarter)
  • "A Truck Full of Money" looks inside the mind of a serial entrepreneur. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Can Zenefits ever launch itself back again into orbit? (nytimes)
  •  An annuity for the teacher — and the broker (nytimes)
  • Why are utilities spending $22 million to “protect” your right to solar? (miamiherald)
  • Happy 10th blogiversary to Meb Faber! (mebfaber)
  • VC needs to expand its investing palette. (bloomberg)
  • Is media bias really rampant? Ask the man who studies it for a living (poynter)
  •  We’re paying CEOs all wrong (bloomberg)
  • Slack’s growth in DAU is picture-perfect. (venturebeat)
  • What exactly is "demand generation"? (tomtunguz)
  • An amazing list of quotes in praise of being an investment generalist (ValueWalk)
  • Always have a vesting schedule. (indianapolis.crains)
  • Don’t pull the trigger on that short Treasurys trade just yet… (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Being an indie blog these days isn’t easy. (kottke)
  • Taxing the rich: New IRS statistics show a concentration of U.S. income among a few households (blogs.wsj)
  • How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way (Spiegel)
  • Do the right thing (Enterprising Investor)
  • Starting a company today is just as expensive as it has ever been. (mattermark)
  • A Pair of Record Withdrawals Just Hit Corporate Bond ETFs (MoneyBeat)
  • Investing’s crowded conscience (bloomberg)
  •  Why Apple’s MacBook Touch Bar was the right thing to do (social.techcrunch)
  • The case for billion-dollar Midwest startups. (venturebeat)
  • October was a rough month for every asset class except emerging market equities. (capitalspectator)
  • Wild story about con men turning the heads of US investment banks in Asia into clowns (Bloomberg)
  • The always interesting November Mutual Fund Observer is out. (mutualfundobserver)
  • Why CEOs are getting fired more: Companies treat — and pay — top executives as if they were all-powerful. So when things go bad, the boss is shown the door. (newyorker)
  • Long read on the risks that are diversifiable and those that aren’t (GestaltU)
  • How to create an employee handbook that everyone will read. (fastcompany)
  • Every political reporter’s campaign tech article ever – LOL (Medium)
  • How to validate your app idea. (ymedialabs)
  • Jason Costa, "Healthy APIs should drive reciprocal benefits to the provider, third-party app developers, and users." (medium)
  •  Measure in Florida that claims to back solar power may discourage it (myaccount.nytimes)
  • Startups are not for everyone. (qz)
  • A better safety net would make for a more dynamic startup economy. (bloomberg)
  • The ISM Manufacturing report for October showed continued expansion. (calculatedriskblog)
  • "If I had to pick just one behavioral bias to help understand why people make the decisions that they do it would be loss aversion." (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Discovery Communications ($DISCK) trades at 12x FCF. (contrarianedge)
  • Publishers are not earning as much from Google AMP pages. (wsj)
  • Why are cities so quick to put curbs on Airbnb? (ft)
  • Even math teachers are at a loss to understand annuities (nytimes)
  • To succeed at a startup, solve problems. (qz)
  • Some complaints about VC due diligence. (medium)
  • If Snap goes public who goes next? (theringer)
  • Don’t play the active management game if you aren’t willing to lose. (mullooly)
  • Why there’s such a rush to get M&A deals done. (nytimes)

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