The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long-form links you missed during the week. We think this should also include our new book, Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Enjoy.


A white paper on investing with an eye on the market for corporate control.  (Greenbackd)

The Fall 2012 Graham and Doddsville newsletter is out.  (Columbia Business School)

Regulators are filled with behavioral biases just like the rest of us.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)


Just how much is the “major media property” The Drudge Report worth?  (SAI)

Who is going to write all the long form content that is in such high demand?  (Pando Daily)

How Andrew Jarecki got the movie Arbitrage made.  (Time)


On the rise of the Computational Class.  (Quartz)

Why America need more ‘helicopter parents‘ not fewer.  (The Atlantic)

Why are we as a nation so taken with Abraham Lincoln?  (WSJ)


An except from Michael Mauboussin’s forthcoming The Success Equation:  Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports and Investing.  (HBR)

What psychopaths can teach us about how to succeed: an excerpt from Kevin Dutton’s The Wisdom of Psychopaths.  (Scientific American)

Lessons learned about money and happiness from Jonathan Clements’ new novel 48 and Counting: A Story of Money, Love and Banking.  (Total Return)

A Q&A with Gina Keating about her new book Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs.  (Fortune)

A look at Gary Gorton’s Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming.  (Economic Principals)


How Hulu survived and changed web video.  (Fast Company)

A design philosophy civil war is brewing at Apple ($AAPL).  (Fast Company)

Dark social: sites like Facebook represent just a fraction of the sharing we do online.  (The Atlantic)

How the US patent system is stifling competition.  (NYTimes)


Three questions China bulls need to answer.  (Michael Pettis)

What would a meltdown in the Japanese economy mean for the US and Europe?  (Tim Duy)


Can Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! ($YHOO), have it all?  (New York)

An discussion with Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  (FT)

Barack Obama is doing a good job keeping his golf game under wraps from the press.  (ESPN)

Al Gore has transformed himself into a clean energy mogul.  (Washington Post)

Mixed media

People will grasp at whatever data they have to make a first impression of you.  (Scientific American)

The Tom Hanks 1934 Corona Silent Typewriter Saga.  (Nerdist)

What it is like to eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro.  (kottke earlier Abnormal Returns)

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