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

  • The lawyer looking to kill the ‘gig economy’ (marketwatch)
  • On the rise of the micro VC. (mattermark)
  • 5 favorite follows on StockTwits. (tbruni.dormroomcapital)
  • We are too quick to declare ‘new paradigms.’ (valueplays)
  • Don’t Blame Lack Of Dispersion (etf)
  • Remember the days when Yahoo ($YHOO) would acquihire your failed startup? (bloomberg)
  • How gender diversity can be a boon for decision making. (nytimes)
  • Merriam-Webster’s “word of the year” is the stupidest shit yet (Vox)
  • CEOs should spend 50% of their time on hiring. (rre)
  • Did we already have the post-Fed selloff? (thereformedbroker)
  • Capital is no longer scarce. (continuations)
  • Why Hoverboards Keep Exploding (wired)
  • Marketplace lenders have never experienced a rate hike cycle. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Not surprisingly, venture capitalists herd. (lean.vc)
  • Can Yahoo ($YHOO) turnaround by focusing on sports and finance? (fortune)
  • On the parallels between 1998 and today. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Inflation in November: 2%. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Credit risk has migrated from the banks to investors. (bloombergview)
  • When Will Labor Laws Catch Up With the Gig Economy? Companies such as Uber will get regulated eventually—but whether that’s the best way to help on-demand workers is still being debated. (theatlantic)
  • Howard Stern and SiriusXM make a new deal (thank god) (New York Times)
  • Three lessons learned from the junk bond collapse. (pragcap)
  • The credit hiccup is not going to bring the economy down. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • Raise your hand if this grosses you out. (Advisor HUB)
  • Natural gas is at 14-year lows. (wsj)
  • Be careful what goals you give managers because that is what they will manage to. (fool)
  • Why High-Yield Debt Selloff Isn’t 2007 All Over Again. Or Is It? (Bloomberg)
  • How to become a trusted advisor. (avc)
  • New York has Porzingis Fever! And there’s no cure (until the playoff selection) (New York Mag)
  • Shopping is distinct from buying. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • FAA announces drone owners must register by Feb. 19th (theverge)
  • The CEO is not THE problem at Yahoo ($YHOO). (om.co)
  • Glass Is Critical to the Future of Tech (recode)
  • What has really changed at Yahoo ($YHOO) over the past three years? (nytimes)
  • Is shopping stressing you out? Take a day off to get it all done. (slate)
  • 2015’s best performing asset class is….muni bonds? (Indexology)
  • Castaway sued by family of the colleague he ate. Gotta hear both sides. (Daily Beast)
  • The danger of being a one-product trick pony. (recode)
  • Iowa Isn’t The State Presidential Candidates Pretend It Is (fivethirtyeight)
  • 3 stock-market lessons to learn for next year (usatoday)
  • Why Very Low Interest Rates May Stick Around (nytimes)
  • Billionaires Just Can’t Seem to Buy This Election (nymag)
  • Why China Is Loosening the Yuan’s Ties to the Dollar (wsj)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) spending is out of whack with its results. (mashable)
  • Re-thinking the value of a “spray and pray” investment strategy at the seed round. (blog.semilshah)
  • Sometimes going public is the best way for a company to survive. (techcrunch)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) needs a tax expert, post haste. (bloombergview)
  • What if all we needed to boost inflation was to tighten policy all along? (Bloomberg)
  • 5 questions you should be able to ask your CEO. (medium)
  • New home builders are still pretty optimistic. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Experienced Wall Street execs are jumping on the fintech bandwagon. (ft)
  • Private Equity LPs Pay $2B a Year for ‘Miscellaneous’ – schmuck tax? (CIO)
  • Who’s investigating fake Chinese goods? Fake investigators (bigstory.ap)
  • What you learn from spending a day with a venture capitalist. (fastcompany)

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