11/24/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Benedict Evans, “We’re all prone to apply old mental models to new things when they look like the old things.” (ben-evans)
  • What the death of the American mall means for investors (marketwatch)
  • Blue Origin launched and landed a reusable rocket. (kottke)
  • The Pfizer deal for Allergan ($AGN) is cynical and a “disgrace.” (newyorker)
  • How to design a better pitch deck. (macro.ycombinator)
  • Hedge funds poach computer scientists from Silicon Valley (ft)
  • Startups shouldn’t raise money just because they can. (groovehq)
  • The evidence against a financial transaction tax. (marginalrevolution)
  • The countries in which college degrees worth the most. (bloomberg)
  • What Does History Say About The First Rate Hike And Stocks? (ciovaccocapital)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is becoming a services company. (asymco)
  • Ten rules for attending a conference. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The U.K. Is Quitting Coal. That’s Because Rich Countries Don’t Want It—and Poor Ones Do. (slate)
  • A closer look at how Bill Ackman traded Valeant shares. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • The food delivery space is getting crowded. (bloomberg)
  • Build the company you want to work for. (wistia)
  • Carson Wins on Personality, Trump on Terror in Bloomberg Politics Poll (bloomberg)
  • “Artivest aims to be the destination for alternative investing.” (tradestreaming)
  • Hedge funds are wicked short oil. (ft)
  • How America’s bankruptcy laws allow for more entrepreneurship. (fool)
  • Rebooting the Eurozone: Step 1 – Agreeing a Crisis narrative (voxeu)
  • New York is transforming its energy systems. Meet the “czar” in charge. (vox)
  • Clinton Opens 25-Point Lead on Sanders in Bloomberg Politics National Poll (bloomberg)
  • Corporate insiders are selling stock at a rapid rate. (cnbc)
  • The problem with investment consultants. (europe.etf)
  • A look back at Barry Diller’s de-conglomeratization strategy at IAC/Interactive ($IACI). (nytimes)
  • How much money should your startup raise and how much? (medium)
  • A real estate crowdfunding platform is launching a REIT. (techcrunch)
  • Startup types would do well to find some time away from the office. (pointsandfigures)
  • The iPad Mini’s best days are behind Apple ($AAPL). (aboveavalon)
  • Dr. Copper should use his license to practice. (valueplays)
  • Andreessen Horowitz is ramping up its investments in health care. (businessinsider)
  • Momentum has a lot of data backing its efficacy. (dualmomentum)
  • Bill Ackman just can’t quit Valeant ($VRX). Ups his stake in the company. (nytimes)
  • Will the Euro Fall to $1? Interest Rates Aren’t Investors’ Only Guide (wsj)
  • Why there is a spin-off in the future for the combined Pfizer ($PFE). (bloomberg)
  • Why Millennials still live with their parents. (jedkolko)
  • House prices were up 5% year-over-year ending in September. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why companies need structure. (themodernteam)
  • How biotech startups look like software starutps. (a16z)
  • 7 Things I Learned Reading Every Issue Of ISIS’s Magazine (cracked)
  • Telling the Truth About ISIS and Raqqa (newyorker)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Nest, Google’s Big Bet on the Smart Home (recode)
  • “Everything Was Completely Destroyed”: What It Was Like to Work at Sony After the Hack (slate)
  • Some insights from Chris Dixon on how nearly every successful startup almost fails at some point. (thewaiterspad)
  • Why startup board meetings suck. (medium)

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