11/05/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Can David Chang remake the restaurant industry using VC? (nytimes)
  • High ‘happy schools’ can help kids succeed? (npr)
  • Why movies like the forthcoming "Arrival" are so rare these days. (theringer)
  • • The Cubs Just Ended Baseball’s Analytics War (theringer)
  • Why liberal arts majors make great product managers. (medium)
  • Does MLB need more socialism? (pragcap)
  • Tyler Cowen, "It is a mistake to smugly assume that television has surpassed movies. The best movies (mostly foreign) are better than the best TV, even today." (marginalrevolution)
  • Is sex ed in schools obsolete? (fusion)
  • Vail Resorts ($MTN) is the 1000-pound gorilla in the North American ski industry. (freeskier)
  • Americans are eating more fish. (npr)
  • The Feds is trying to get more electric car charging stations built. (npr)
  • How one university used big data to increase graduation rates. (theatlantic)
  • • How Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show and Revolutionized Late-Night TV: An Oral History (vanityfair)
  • How much certain states are cutting back on support of their public universities. (nytimes)
  • Better sleep means less junk food cravings. (shape)
  • Why are NFL ratings down? (awfulannouncing)
  • • The “Facebook impact” on elections is real, and significant—just look at Hong Kong’s last vote (qz)
  • Why diverse teams are smarter. (hbr)
  • Ratings-wise, MLB would like the Chicago Cubs to be in the World Series every year. (bloomberg)
  • Universities are hoping a crackdown on alcohol will help reduce sexual assault. (nytimes)
  • An underplayed story: abortion by medication is on the rise. (marginalrevolution)
  • The number of scripted shows is in a strong bull market. (businessinsider)
  • More signs Americans are leaving expensive metro areas for the hinterlands. (wsj)
  • There is little evidence that cryotherapy helps aid aches and pains. (scientificamerican)
  • How Sonos benefits from the rise of streaming music services. (fastcompany)
  • Why do we still not have commercial supersonic air travel? (vox)
  • Why first-born children have more success. (scientificamerican)
  • Hulu wants to be the new cable. (theatlantic)
  • • Drug maker thwarted plan to limit OxyContin prescriptions (statnews)
  • Elon Musk wants to turn your house into a power plant. (arstechnica)
  • Every company should offer mental health days. (medium)
  • What’s so great about downtown? (bloomberg)
  • • The Story of How McDonald’s First Got Its Start (smithsonianmag)
  • • Undercover With a Border Militia&#xA0 (motherjones)
  • • London Is Already Feeling the Post-Brexit Fallout (nymag)
  • Job interviews are useless. (bloomberg)
  • Chipotle’s ($CMG) burger chain, Tasty Made, feels like a re-tread. (businessinsider)
  • Why multi-tasking is so pernicious. (bigthink)
  • On the prospects for patch to treat peanut allergies. (theverge)
  • It is hard to overestimate how big an effect driverless cars will have on society. (medium)
  • Websites break. The question is what are you going to do about it. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Search engines have a big effect on what (election) information you see. (ft)
  • Web surfing is the new secondhand smoke. (nytimes)
  • • The United States of Solar (priceonomics)
  • 5 traits of women in the C-suite. (fastcompany)

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