12/07/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Founders need to ask themselves why they need outside capital in the first place. (om.co)
  • The exchanges don’t want to tell you how much money they make off of market data. (wsj)
  • It’s not enough to hire well. You have to onboard well too. (medium)
  •  Low Food Prices Are Hurting Farm State Economies (blogs.wsj)
  • Bad News for the Highly Intelligent (scientificamerican)
  • What it’s like to go on an Amazon ($AMZN) diet? (wsj)
  • The best books of 2017 including Adam Carver’s "Smart Portfolios." (readingthemarkets.blogspot)
  • Ray Dalio: Watch Out for the Effects of Tax Reform on Tax Migration, the Fiscal Conditions of Affected States and Cities, and Polarity in America (linkedin)
  • Nothing like a bubble to kick in your hindsight bias. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Actionable news is rare: how to read financial news. (collaborativefund)
  • Not every big exit has VC behind it: the case of RXBAR. (chenmarkcapital)
  • Elliott Management is by far and away the most successful activist investor. (fortune)
  • Bitcoin energy use is not sustainable. (grist)
  • Ray Dalio will give $10 to charity if you buy a copy of his book "Principles." (principles)
  • First Round Capital’s State of Startups 2017. (stateofstartups.firstround)
  • Can index funds be a force for good? (hbr)
  • Flash crashes happen in the forex markets more often than commonly thought. (bloomberg)
  • Every great pitch starts with a discrete change in the world. (medium)
  • Momentum has been THE factor of 2017. (capitalspectator)
  • One theory on why Bitcoin trading going into the launch of futures. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How AI will play a role in entertainment. (variety)
  • How Not to Run a Sovereign Wealth Fund (bloomberg)
  • It’s hard to build quant models for crypto when you don’t have much data. (bloomberg)
  • Stop saying the stock market is up only because of the Fed. (pragcap)
  • The Bitcoin bubble is unique because it has happened without a banker in sight. (thereformedbroker)
  • Shale oil producers are being held to account for not generating free cash flow. (wsj)
  • If you choose to invest sustainably, returns shouldn’t hold you back. (beta.morningstar)
  • As Bitcoin’s value has increased its use as a payment system has declined. (nytimes)
  • Some big players are pushing back against the introduction of Bitcoin futures. (ft)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are bumping around low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • This is a great tweetstorm of: "Things Many People Find Too Obvious To Have Told You Already." (twitter)
  • 2016’s worst performers didn’t bounce in 2017. (bloomberg)
  • Should you get Alexa for your office? (moneyhabits.bankozarks)
  • Why founders need to recognize their own limitations. (codingvc)
  • Quant models decay: which is why human talent still matters. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Coinbase, as a company, is drinking water from a fire hose. (nytimes)
  • Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers? (theguardian)
  • Howard Lindzon talks 20 years of startup investing. (medium)
  • Google’s ($GOOGL) AlphaGo just destroyed the best chess playing software. (chess)
  • Entrepreneurs Are Betting on a Billion-Dollar Future for Hemp (bloomberg)
  • Co-working spaces are not for everybody. (ft)
  • Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest has attracted an all-star cast of investors to bring venture capital to the Midwest. (nytimes)
  • The differences between being a VC and a startup CEO are stark. (blog.midweststartups)
  • One Potential Winner From Tax Overhaul: Corporate Bonds (wsj)
  • Have investors lost faith in buybacks? (bloomberg)
  • The story behind Minnesota's Viking (espn)
  • Building a business from the get-go with revenue in mind. (medium)
  • Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito (medium)
  • Coinbase is the breakout startup of 2017. (blog.semilshah)
  • Passive managers are devoting more resources to stewardship. (beta.morningstar)
  • Some crypto shorthand you need to know. (thereformedbroker)

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