Saturday links: angel errors

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.


What, if anything, did JP Morgan ($JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon learn from the London Whale fiasco?  (Vanity Fair)

A profile of the “godfather of ETFs” who makes markets in the vast swath of lower volume funds.  (Forbes)

The rise and fall of the investment bank.  (New Statesman via @EpicureanDeal)

Why angel investors don’t make money.  (TechCrunch)

Investing rules

Sir John Templeton’s 16 rules for investment success.  (Big Picture)

Walter Schloss’ 16 factors needed to make money in the stock market.  (Market Folly)


How Digg made a comeback.  (Gizmodo)

A profile of Facebook ($FB) at 1 billion users.  (Businessweek)

Your phone is set to know more about your health than your doctor.  (GigaOM)

 3-D printing

An excerpt from Chris Anderson’s MAKERS: The New Industrial Revolution.  (Reuters)

Digital fabrication is exciting as the question it raises.  (Foreign Policy)


An inside look at Apple ($AAPL) post-Steve Jobs.  (Businessweek)

Why Polaroid was the Apple of its time.  (Wired)

A prescient speech from Steve Jobs from way back in 1983.  (Life, Liberty and Technology)


What does being “indie rock royalty” get you these days?  (Vulture)

An oral history of Cheers.  (GQ)

An interview with Nick Offerman.  (Believer Magazine)


The new Cadillac ATS: made in America.  (Esquire)

The Tesla Model S may change how you think about electric cars.  (NYTimes)

Mixed media

Why do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation?  (Slate)

Why election polls have stopped making sense.  (New York)

A look at the slow descent of baseball into corporatism.  (New Geography)

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