11/25/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Bill Browder became the Kremlin’s enemy number one. (gq)
  • Want great sushi? Go to the Newark airport. (bloomberg)
  • Ten tricks retailers use to get you to spend more money. (marketwatch)
  • Beware the aggressive dermatologist. (nytimes)
  • America grows too many cranberries. (bloomberg)
  • Nine things to thankful that DIDN’T happen. (collaborativefund)
  • Nontraded BDC sales in worst year since 2010. (investmentnews)
  • On the benefits of having adult siblings. (npr)
  • The simple truth about net neutrality. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Uber just purchased a fleet of Volvo XC90’s to become driverless cars. (fortune)
  • Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs: Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say (wsj)
  • Why Stand in Line on Black Friday? The Psychology Explained (nytimes)
  • New York City’s subways used to be awesome. Today, not so much. (nytimes)
  • Wall Street’s 2017 Market Predictions: Pathetically Wrong: Forecasting is difficult, but this year showed exactly how pointless it can be; Markets performed opposite of virtually all predictions (wsj)
  • Your phone is designed to distract you. (medium)
  • How to fix the Macbook Pro (marco)
  • If an old anti-depressive works, why stop using it? (statnews)
  • If you love podcasts, you will love Blinkist which is running a huge Black Friday deal. Get a year of Blinkist Premium for just $40! Get big ideas for the best non-fiction books all delivered to your phone. (jump.blinkist)
  • So long, rock from an alien solar system. I mean that literally: So. Long. (syfy)
  • Cold, Coke in a bottle is the best. (lefsetz)
  • In the UK, sandwiches are an industry unto itself. (theguardian)
  • Probiotics could make cows burp less. (fastcompany)
  • The stock market does an okay job of pricing securities. (bloomberg)
  • Tim Ferriss found that many successful people meditate. (businessinsider)
  • The earlier you shop, the more you can save on shipping. (wsj)
  • Why exactly do we need Bitcoin futures? (bloomberg)
  • How to get a job in the NBA. (cleaningtheglass)
  • Don’t discount the value of holding period diversification. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • This has been the best trade of the decade. (themacrotourist)
  • Please spend responsibly. (getrichslowly)
  • Tech stocks lead the sector performance race over the past 12 months. (capitalspectator)
  • Law schools are getting creative to attract applicants including more joint degrees. (ft)
  • Nontraded REITs to post worst sales since 2002 (investmentnews)
  • No.Laptops.In.Class. (nytimes)
  • Preston and Stig talk with Tobias Carlisle author of "The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market." (acquirersmultiple)
  • This is exactly what happens when you invest your money in a tracker fund (telegraph.co.uk)
  • If you don’t understand the $VIX futures roll you don’t understand VIX ETPs. (rcmalternatives)
  • Twelve business lessons from Ben Thompson of Stratechery. (25iq)
  • Why former Baltimore Raven John Urschel chose math over the NFL. (si)
  • It’s not enough to just negotiate lower fees. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Chip designers are stacking chips on chips. (wsj)
  • How people say they feel after having drunk different spirits. (qz)
  • Meb Faber talks commodities and gold with Claude Erb. (mebfaber)
  • What one truck driver thinks about the Tesla ($TSLA) Semi. (autoblog)
  • Name you child whatever you want. (ft)
  • Italy is experiencing an IPO boom. (economist)
  • Why doesn’t everyone get the flu vaccine? (freakonomics)
  • Civilizations don’t collapse for any single reason. (aeon.co)
  • Why outrage is so easy to muster. (fastcompany)
  • How the networks decide which NFL game you will see on Sunday. (nytimes)
  • When individual investors have an advantage over the big boys. (danielsolin)
  • What its like to drive on the highway with Cadillac’s Super Cruise. (nytimes)
  • This grass does a better job of sequestering carbon and doesn’t have to be mowed. (fastcompany)
  •  see also Black Friday Ain’t What It Used to Be (slate)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with polymath Stewart Brand. (tim.blog)
  • How does Costco ($COST) sell single-malt Scotch so cheaply? (punchdrink)
  • A rare conversation with David Swensen. (cfr)
  • How to measure Warren Buffett’s bearishness. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • Why radiologists need more AI, not less. (wsj)
  • Self-driving cars are going to need AI to work. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Life is not about binge watching. (betterhumans.coach.me)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has another nut to crack: the Oscars. (vanityfair)
  • How to enjoy, for a little while, life’s little successes. (work.qz)
  • Trust your dishwasher. (npr)
  • ESG investing is gaining adherents in Japan. (economist)
  • Five economic reasons to be thankful. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Aaron Fifield talks risk management with Aaron Brown author of "Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street." (chatwithtraders)
  • The next America’s Cup is going to look very different. (npr)
  • Aaron Watson talks ‘timeless lessons" with Tren Griffin of 25iq. (overcast.fm)
  • Blinkist is running a huge Black Friday deal. Get a year of Blinkist Premium for just $40! Get big ideas for the best non-fiction books all delivered to your phone. (jump.blinkist)
  • Investors of all types are going to have to explore AI solutions or get left behind. (robotwealth)
  • Why central banks should keep their hands off crypto assets. (bloomberg)
  • The use of analytics in sports is not cut-and-dried. (thewaiterspad)
  • Why do humans eat bitter foods? (nytimes)
  • How Facebook ($FB) figures out who you know. (gizmodo)
  • Five behavioral tips to remain a long-term investor. (behaviouralinvestment)
  • Sam Harris talks with Robert Wright author of "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment." (samharris)
  • 6 things all investors should be thankful for (marketwatch)
  • How to console someone on the loss of a loved one by suicide. (brightthemag)
  • A talk with Charlotte Beyer, author of "Wealth Management Unwrapped." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The issue of market timing is even more acute for big investors, like Calpers. (bloomberg)
  • Millions of Americans are stuck in the gray zone having stopped taking opioids. (bloomberg)
  • Do fisher suffer? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • We live in the modern era of denunciation. (wsj)
  • What stands between fliers and supersonic flights? (bloomberg)
  • Episodes 2-4 of Animal Spirits including a look back at the 2nd annual Evidence-Based Investing conference. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Coinbase is taking advantage of the surge of interest in Bitcoin. (twitter)
  • When to give your child a smartphone. (npr)
  • On the relationship between Zen Buddhism and Stoicism. (dailystoic)
  • Michael Covel talks with Robert Carver author of "Smart Portfolios: A Practical guide to building and maintaining intelligent investment portfolios." (trendfollowing)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is nosing into sports with the ATP Tour. (bloomberg)
  • What happens when you train for month to play chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. (wsj)
  • How to help teens manage their jam-packed schedules. (wsj)
  • All soda refills should be free. (melmagazine)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Greg Sands, founder of Costanoa Ventures, and the first product manager at Netscape. (ritholtz)
  • These are the eight friends you need in life, including ‘the connector.’ (bakadesuyo)
  • Turning the tables: a talk with Tim Ferriss author of "A Tribe of Mentors." (businessinsider)
  • Technical analysis has come for Bitcoin in the form of an ETN. (bloomberg)

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