12/04/15 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A Wharton FinTech podcast with Estimize CEO Leigh Drogen on the earnings estimate game. (soundcloud)
  • Crowded Trades Collapse (wsj)
  • Russ Roberts talks with David Mindell author of “Our Robots, Ourselves” on the limits of robots in a human world.* (econtalk)
  • Why isn’t Starbucks ($SBUX) totally un-cool by now? (nytimes)
  • Janet Yellen Says Economy Is Ready for Fed to Raise Interest Rates (nytimes)
  • Reagan, Bush 41 memos reveal sharp contrast with today’s GOP on climate and the environment (washingtonpost)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with actor/writer/entrpreneur B.J. Novak. (fourhourworkweek)
  • Some of your favorite websites are running faster today. (slate)
  • Michael Covel talks with Ben Carlson about discipline, envy and the need for patience. (trendfollowing)
  • What Happens When There Are Fewer Suckers at the Poker Table? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The US auto industry is crushing it. (bloombergview)
  • Few hours, soaring pay for corporate board members (bostonglobe)
  • 2015 was a record year for M&A. (blogs.wsj)
  • Janet Yellen Emphasizes Slow Pace of Rate Increases (wsj)
  • How to get started meditating. Michael Martin talks with Susan Piver. (martinkronicle)
  • Stephen Dubner talks with Ben Bernanke, author of “The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath,” about his experience with the financial (freakonomics)
  • Why BATS is attracting ETF listings. (etf)
  • It’s been awhile since the Fed raised rates. No one really knows what will go down. (nytimes)
  • “Nootropics” is a word you will soon be hearing a lot more about. (nytimes)
  • Transformation at Yahoo Foiled by Marissa Mayer’s Inability to Bet the Farm (nytimes)
  • Only one of top fifteen market cap companies in 2000 is bigger today. (ft)
  • An interview with venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson. (bloomberg)
  • LA is lot more than just the entertainment industry. (npr)
  • A “solid” November NFP report shouldn’t keep the Fed from acting. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Let’s start talking about something other than the Fed. (thereformedbroker)
  • “Active Fund = Index Fund +/- Skill – Expense Difference – Tax Difference” (news.morningstar)
  • Goldman Tries a New Commodities Play (wsj)
  • Prof. Britt Harris and His Army of Investing Titans: Texas Teachers’ CIO imparts wisdom, grooming talent from the ground up. (ai-cio)
  • Spin-offs are the flipside of acquisitions. (hbr)
  • Is Yahoo’s ($YHOO) board too beholden to Marissa Mayer? (wsj)
  • The Big Short Author Michael Lewis on Watching His Book on the Big Screen and What Hasn’t Changed Since the Crash (vulture)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) just bought a truckload of truck trailers. (recode)
  • Housing Is In Demand (bloomberg)
  • Zack Miller talks with financial data provider Stephane Dubois of Xignite. (tradestreaming)
  • There is still little in the way of wage inflation. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Time is at the center of most financial debates. (pragcap)
  • Jake Taylor talks with Kabir Sehgal author of “Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us.” (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • The GOP is the world’s only major climate-denialist party. But why? (vox)
  • When should a shooting really be called ‘terrorism’? (washingtonpost)
  • When should a shooting really be called ‘terrorism’? (https)
  • The world’s tallest building will be one kilometer high (theverge)

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