Saturday links: a tasty heritage

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.

Investing

CFA Conference 2012 Notes: as good as being there.  (Above the Market)

Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) annual meeting notes.  (Cove Street Capital via @mebfaber)

How sentiment and limits on short selling affect securities pricing.  (Knowledge@Wharton)

Venture capital investors are doing it wrong: a Kauffman Foundation report.  (Kauffman Foundation)

Economics

TED, “The rich and the successful in any society enjoy their spoils and their comforts at the sufferance of those whose lives, sweat, and blood have helped them earn it.”  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

The rules of trading in a POW camp.  (Tim Harford)

If you have kidnapping insurance, don’t tell any one about it.  (The Atlantic)

Flight

The frequent fliers who flew too much.  (LATimes via @longreads)

The dawn of the age of private space flight.  (Economist)

CEOs

How Mark Zuckerberg became a great CEO.  (New York)

Can a new CEO turn GoDaddy around?  (Pando Daily)

Is your CEO a psychopath?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Psychology

Are dads the new moms?  (WSJ)

How to be bad at forecasting.  (Justin Fox)

The science of why we brag so much.  (WSJ)

Food

Omega Protein and the battle over the mendhaven.  (Washington Monthly)

Heritage fruits and vegetables are making a comeback.  (BBC via The Browser)

Sports

The story behind the politics and inevitable cost overruns of the London Olympics.  (Vanity Fair)

Why concussion lawsuits won’t bring down the sport of football.  (Slate)

How America forgot about chess.  (The Atlantic)

Mixed media

The complicated legacy of Stan Lee.  (Grantland)

60 Minutes somewhat remains relevant 44 years in.  (NYTimes)

Books

How to be ExxonMobil ($XOM): an interview with Steve Coll author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.  (Foreign Policy via Freakonomics)

Economic history matters: five books from Simon Johnson including David Wessel’s forthcoming Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget .  (The Browser)

Justin Fox talks with Daniel Gross author of Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . . and the Rise of a New Economy. (HBR)

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