12/16/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Mr. Rogers was just the best. (parttimegenius.show)
  • Can technology use your online data to predict self-harm? (scientificamerican)
  • Grantham: Investing in a World of Overpriced Assets (gmo)
  • Recurring meetings are a waste. (m.signalvnoise)
  • The best films of 2017. (wsj)
  • Why you shouldn’t ask your kids "How was school?" (nytimes)
  • Coal is dying due to economics, not regulation. (stlouisfed)
  • The ten best gadgets of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • How Adidas became so enmeshed with the University of Louisville. (espn)
  • In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society (wired)
  • 16 Things Your Successful Friends Have Given Up (medium)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with John Alberg of Euclidean Technologies and Zachary Lipton of Carnegie Mellon about using machine learning to predict company fundamentals. (bloomberg)
  • Descript solves a big problem for podcasters. (medium)
  • Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance (qz)
  • 7 lessons learned about dealing with depression. (blog.techinclusion.co)
  • Ray Dalio author of "Principles: Life and Work" at Goldman Sachs. (youtube)
  • College is a time to make mistakes. (nytimes)
  • Not everyone wants a weed store next door. (bloomberg)
  • CBT is ‘scientific Stoicism.’ (bakadesuyo)
  • How Instagram hooks you. (medium)
  • The ten best films of 2017. (hollywoodreporter)
  • Where does intuition stand, in the age of big data? (1843magazine)
  • Can you robo-proof your child’s future? (nytimes)
  • Khe Hy talks mostly non-hedge fund stuff with Ted Seides. (radawakenings)
  • Why trucking is such an attractive market opportunity. (fortune)
  • Why you need a flu shot every year. (nytimes)
  • The best movies of 2017. (slate)
  • INSEAD is the best MBA program outside the US. (bloomberg)
  • The lengths to which restaurants will go to unmask restaurant critics. (washingtonian)
  • More evidence that pre-school pays off. (npr)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Bridgewater CEO Ray Dalio. (bloomberg)
  • Secure your prescription meds. (thelily)
  • The competition in the full-size pickup market is only going to get more intense. (bloomberg)
  • Shohei Ohtani might be the most underpaid man in the world. (theatlantic)
  • Detecting Lies on Earnings Calls (strategy-business)
  • Fly fishing is making a push to get more women involved. (nytimes)
  • The Q3 2017 edition of the GMO quarterly letter including a look at what happens if inflation picks up. (gmo)
  • Jesse Felder talks with Roger McNamee about the problems with technology. (thefelderreport)
  • Why Garbage Science Gets Published (nautil.us)
  • How parents can help anxious children. (wsj)
  • The Swiss private bank is losing its luster. (ft)
  • "Our oceans are swimming in plastic." (ft)
  • The best movies of 2017. (nytimes)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Warren Berger, self-proclaimed "questionologist" and author of "A More Beautiful Question." (farnamstreetblog)
  • Just 20% of e-waste is recycled. (arstechnica)
  • The Agile Manifesto and the software revolution it spawned was hatched at ski resort in Utah. (theatlantic)
  • How a ketogenic diet can offset metabolic syndrome. (bigthink)
  • Brett McKay talks with Jeanne Martinet author of the book "The Art of Mingling." (artofmanliness)
  • How to Rebuild Puerto Rico (bloomberg)
  • The best tablets (and 2-in-1s) of 2017 including the iPad Pro. (pastemagazine)
  • The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • There are now more than 6000 craft breweries in the US. (pastemagazine)
  • Why the Google ($GOOGL) AlphaZero news is such a big deal. (en.chessbase)
  • Bill Ackman is hoping for a turnaround in 2018. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The best science books of 2017. (brainpickings)
  • How Wes Gray came to found Alpha Architect. (alphaarchitect)
  • Police shoot more than twice as many Americans as previously understood (news.vice)
  • Podcast listeners like their ads, old school. (digiday)
  • Fueling the Bull Market (blog.yardeni)
  • Why men seem to have weaker immune systems. (slate)
  • Five wine books to buy. (nytimes)
  • "Investing: The Evidence" wants everyone, including novice investors through the case for evidence-based investing. (youtube)
  • Globally we throw away 1/3 of the food we grow. (nytimes)
  • Gay on Wall Street (institutionalinvestor)
  • You are already a curator whether you like it or not. (medium)
  • Teens are smoking less weed in state with marijuana legalization. (news.vice)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with the creators of "The Big Sick" Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. (itunes.apple)
  • The ten best films of 2017. (variety)
  • Airports are losing parking revenue as ride-hailing services gain ground. (nytimes)
  • “Secret” Driver of US Health Care Costs: Politicians Wanting to Get Reelected (promarket)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Franklin Foer author of "World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech." (investorfieldguide)
  • College is more than just signaling. (bloomberg)
  • Hurricanes are so devastating in the US because we don’t restrict building in flood plains. (reuters)
  • The Alt-Right Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess. (nytimes)
  • Nearly 60 university presidents make $1 million a year. (bloomberg)
  • A big profile of Jim Simons and his work at The Flatiron Institute. (newyorker)
  • How loneliness affects your health. (nytimes)
  • The Department of Defense recognizes the problem of climate change. (qz)
  • Why intelligent people suffer more emotional disorders. (bigthink)
  • Why the flu shot is not a sure bet against getting influenza. (wsj)
  • The best movies of 2017. (newyorker)
  • Revealed: The Secrets of One of the World’s Dirtiest Banks and Its Powerful Western Protectors&#xA0 (buzzfeed)
  • Pittsburgh’s airport is a destination in and of itself. (nytimes)
  • Eataly, the Disneyland of pasta, is going public. (fortune)
  • Exercise can make the fat you have healthier. (nytimes)
  • 2018 Could Be the Last Time Stock Pickers Rule Investing (bloomberg)
  • The Human Cost of the Ghost Economy (longreads)
  • Jeff Jordan talks with NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman. (a16z)
  • Bob Lefsetz talks with Nathan Hubbard former CEO of Tickemaster about the "black hole of the music industry." (lefsetz)
  • Michael Covel talks with Matt Smith CEO of Royalty Exchange. (trendfollowing)
  • 2017 was the year we realized that the tech giants have responsibilities, whether they like it or not. (nytimes)
  • Austin, Texas loves its neon signs. (curbed)
  • Adding Value and Expressing Values (beta.morningstar)
  • Sexism was a part of computer science from the get-go. (wsj)

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