12/08/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • On the power of keeping your pitch simple. (fortune)
  • Facebook is patenting a tool that could help automate removal of fake news, a project in the works since 2015 (theverge)
  • Sarah Lacy interviews Elon Musk. (medium)
  • You should treat fundraising like dating. (collaborativefund)
  • On the importance of building domain experience. (howardlindzon)
  • Is the Snap ($SNAP) hype machine running a big too hot pre-IPO? (buzzfeed)
  • The past and future of the Chicago tech scene. (mattermark)
  • This Holiday Season, Spend on Doing Rather Than Having (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • We need more data on how a UBI would work. (qz)
  • Two unique aspects of the OpenDoor model. (stratechery)
  • On the difference between urgency and complacency. (avc)
  • On the power of reaching out. (businessinsider)
  • The best international business schools ranked. (bloomberg)
  • How Poets & Quants built a thriving business covering the business school beat. (talkingbiznews)
  • An interview with Brad Feld about starting a VC fund. (feld)
  • Picking a company name is tough these days. (medium)
  • Resistance to infrastructure projects has become the norm in Canada’s resource sectors. (business.financialpost)
  • How Tim Ferriss works to "keep the demons at bay." (brainpickings)
  • LinkedIn is now officially a part of Microsoft ($MSFT). Let the synergies begin! (nytimes)
  • Here’s What Happens After Guy Fieri Visits a Restaurant (thrillist)
  • Surveying the crowdfunding scene. (wsj)
  • Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat ($GOOGL) is trying to bring some financial discipline to the company. (bloomberg)
  • Silicon Valley bros are heading to Peru to take psychadelics. (businessinsider)
  • What’s Vanguard going to do with all its newfound power? (fortune)
  • "They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals": Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines, our photojournalist documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days.&#xA0 (nytimes)
  • What ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ gets right about 1980s era tech. (feld)
  • How Anyone Can Invest Like Warren Buffett (bloomberg)
  • The best undergraduate business schools ranked. (poetsandquantsforundergrads)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The 19 Economies You Should Be Looking at for Hypergrowth (hbr)
  • A look at the Series A crunch. (bloomberg)
  • James Altucher talks with Joshua Foer co-author of "Atlas Obscura." (jamesaltucher)
  • The state of startups: 2016 edition. (stateofstartups.firstround)
  • The Universe Is Spongy! And Einstein Predicted It. (slate)
  • The market is betting that Abbott ($ABT) will get out of its deal for Alere ($ALR) using a MAC clause. (nytimes)
  • A pickup in Chinese IPOs is underway. (wsj)
  • More evidence that female fund managers need to be all that much better to succeed. (businessinsider)
  • In what asset classes do advisors use active managers? (alphabaskets)
  • Please stop using the phrase the "Uber for…." (ft)

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