11/23/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • An example of why some advisors are just the worst. (thereformedbroker)
  • Five questions to ask when choosing a donor-advised fund. (beta.morningstar)
  • Eight money mistakes to avoid in your 20s. (genyplanning)
  • It’s not a tail risk if it is already being talked about. (pragcap)
  • Are You a "Testosterone" or a "Dopamine"? (wsj)
  • Antarctica’s doomsday glaciers could be more vulnerable than we thought (grist)
  • How to deal with taxes when rebalancing. (obliviousinvestor)
  • What Happens When We Stuff Ourselves At Holiday Time? (popsci)
  • Public Banking Goes to Pot (utne)
  • Is tech still solving important problems? (businessinsider)
  •  Women — and Men — Share Their Harrowing Stories of Workplace Harassment (wired)
  • Three tips for using an evidence-based approach to retirement planning. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Cash ain’t dead yet. (qz)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) FaceID is "like magic." (500ish)
  • How to Shop Smart on Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) (nytimes)
  • The case for merging Square ($SQ) and Twitter ($TWTR). (medium)
  • The Emerging Markets Performance Cycle&#xA0 (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The transition from innovation to operations is a tricky one to traverse. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • A deal isn’t done until it is DONE. (onlyonceblog)
  • How donor advised funds can be a win-win for donors. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Pro: Fred Wilson. (avc)
  • The fish rots from the head down. (thereformedbroker)
  • Variable annuities: just no. (tonyisola)
  • Since 2010, sad songs have become less common around the world. (qz)
  • Investing is a forward-looking endeavor. (validea)
  • Some institutional investors are swapping hedge funds for lower cost, multi-asset strategies. (hunterwalk)
  • You can’t move forward as an investor if you don’t know what came before you. (blog.cordantwealth)
  • Ten financial principles worth following. (humbledollar)
  • Not Sure What to Be Grateful For? Try These Ideas&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are hanging around "low levels." (calculatedriskblog)
  • Unforgiving light on fees and charges alarms asset managers&#xA0 (ft)
  • Are there too many seed funds? (medium)
  • How to manage seed fundraising meetings. (hackernoon)
  • No matter how you slice it, Tesla ($TSLA) is burning a lot of cash. (bloomberg)
  • For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us (nytimes)
  • The biggest question in retirement isn’t money, its purpose. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • A startup, Hydros, wants to take on water filter giant Brita. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • How Candid is trying disrupt what orthodontists do. (businessinsider)
  • German Meltdown: Everyone Loses in Coalition Collapse (spiegel.de)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) is not nearly bold enough. (nytimes)
  • There are good reasons (and bad) to sell stocks. (humbledollar)
  • Crowdfunders are not typical consumers. (medium)
  • Which tech companies beat Facebook, Amazon and Netflix on the markets this year? (recode)
  • Three ways to maximize your charitable giving. (aplaceofpossibility)
  • These are the 25 most influential musical artists of all-time. (quartzy.qz)
  • Retail Apocalypse Can Lead to Suburban Renaissance (bloomberg)
  • Forget Google. DuckDuckGo is growing quite nicely. (avc)
  • The yield curve story is being overhyped. (pragcap)
  • The IPO pipeline is broken. How we could change the process. (pointsandfigures)
  • Con: Tyler Cowen. (bloomberg)
  • Personalization Helps Retailers; Too Bad They’re Terrible at It (bloomberg)
  • There is no perfect place to live. Everywhere has trade-offs. (getrichslowly)
  • Paypal ($PYPL) is hooking up with robo-advisor Acorns. (wsj)
  • An Open Letter to the FCC (medium)
  • The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem (newyorker)
  • Robo-advisors are just getting off the ground in the UK. (ft)
  • Not All Alternative Strategies Are Created Equal (wisdomtree)
  • Diligence 101 for seed stage startups. (medium)
  • Expect to be taxed at a lower rate in 2018? Accelerate deductions into 2017–and defer income until next year. (humbledollar)
  • 6 things no one tells about retirement. (fool)
  • Some things to be thankful for as an investor these days. (portfoliocharts)
  •  This Company’s Robots Are Making Everything — and Reshaping the World (bloomberg)
  • The NYSE has published a free e-book "The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap: From Concept to IPO" with a bunch of contributors including Steve Case’s foreword. (nyse)
  • Three ways to get a VC to move quicker than usual. (medium)
  • Unregulated entities, like Bitfinex, are still running wild. (nytimes)
  • A lot of blockchain-type seeds have been planted, let’s see what they grow into. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • ‘Disagree and commit’ is a powerful notion. (tomtunguz)

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