12/08/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why parenting may not matter and why most social science research is probably wrong (quillette)
  • Comparing apples and oranges: public market caps and private market valuations. (medium)
  • The state of startups: ten points. (stateofstartups.firstround)
  • Do you need a STEM degree to be successful as a VC? (medium)
  • High quality startups are avoiding retail crowdfunding for now. (wsj)
  • The new Democratic gun agenda: “Dangerous people” shouldn’t have guns (vox)
  • Kickstarter experiences about a 9% failure rate. (papers.ssrn)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is now allowing you to bundle other streaming services in your Prime membership. (hollywoodreporter)
  • Apps don’t last: be wary when your app maker gets acquired. (daringfireball)
  • A Fed rate hike raises more questions than answers. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Fathers May Pass Down More Than Just Genes, Study Suggests (nytimes)
  • How a small position can change how you think. (adamhgrimes)
  • Stop looking for patterns in yearly returns. (marketwatch)
  • How many jobs are today’s startups actually creating? (blogs.wsj)
  • ShootingTracker.com (shootingtracker)
  • Random websites: Your Guide To The Gods (godchecker)
  • Entrepreneurship begets entrepreneurship. (nber)
  • Two pieces of advice for Yahoo ($YHOO) to close the gap between price and value. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Two things to obsess over as an early stage investor. (sotp.me)
  • Look overseas to gather some yield. (blog.abglobal)
  • AP Photos Top 100 News Images of 2015 (blog.apimages)
  • Why Negative Ads Against Donald Trump Haven’t Worked So Far (bloomberg)
  • How a Jellyfish-Obsessed Engineer Upended Our Understanding of Swimming (theatlantic)
  • The sad story of the Alerian MLP ETF ($AMLP). (investwithanedge)
  • What is Pimco going to do with its new star-studded advisory board? (bloomberg)
  • Trump County, USA:America’s most reliable bellwether county has fallen for the wild man from New York. (politico)
  • Do Expensive Stocks Price In Future Growth? (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) users unknowingly broadcast their economic status. (scientificamerican)
  • Some favorite iOS games from 2015. (sixcolors)
  • Stanford’s MBA school tells students to wait on startups. (wsj)
  • Trends in seed funding. (blogs.wsj)
  • Pump-and-dump scams are as old as the markets. (wsj)
  • Stock Returns Over the FOMC Cycle (papers.ssrn)
  • Impact Investing Done Right: How three families got their portfolios to profitably reflect their values (barrons)
  • Climate Change and Choosing Where to Invest (nytimes)
  • Top 25 News Photos of 2015 (theatlantic)
  • Small business are planning to hire more workers. (calculatedriskblog)

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