Saturday links: career tournaments

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long form items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


There is a moralistic streak in those calling today’s market a bubble.  (Felix Salmon)

An interview with Vlad Jelisavcic at Bowery Investment Management.  (Distressed Debt Investing)


How Benjamin Graham revolutionized shareholder activism.  (Bloomberg)

Vanguard is owned by its shareholders: why it matters.  (Morningstar)

“Recommendations for Equitable Allocation of Trades in High Frequency Trading Environments” by John McPartland. (Chicago Fed)


Want to put your college degree to work? Move to a big city.  (Liberty Street Economics)

Should we mourn the destruction of retail jobs?  (The Atlantic)

Why is Europe such a mess?  (New Yorker)


Marketing is becoming a little bit more of a science.  (Economist)

Research into the ‘career tournament’ that women having been losing out.  (Quartz)


Why we so love to binge watch television.  (Newsweek)

We are going down the rat hole of ever increasing media consumption.  (The Morning News via DF)

An oral history of the 2003 World Series of Poker.  (Grantland)


The uncertainty of risk.  (n+1 via Big Picture)

What makes some people risk-takers?  (WSJ)


What is behind the ‘suicide epidemic‘?  (Newsweek)

Why rational people buy into conspiracy theories.  (NYTimes)

You are not as hot as you think you are. (Scientific American)


If the results of an experiment seem to good to be true, they might be faked.  (Big Think)

In search of a pill to “stoke sexual desire in women.”  (NYTimes)


Losing weight is more than just cutting out sugar.  (Well)

Stop running so much!  (WSJ)


Google ($GOOG) wants to blanket the emerging world in wireless Internet.  (WSJ)

The age of personal space travel is near.  (New York)

Lessons from the rise of Tesla Motors ($TSLA).  (Innovation for Growth)

How Hacker News got so big.  (TechCrunch)


Some thoughts on how to be happier from Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton authors of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.  (LATimes)

A lot talk about Jaron Lanier’s new book Who Owns the Future?  (Salon, New Republic, Quartz)

Some key insights from Adam Alters’ Drunk Tank Pink: Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel and Behave.  (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

Mixed media

The downside of the Greek yogurt craze: too much whey.  (Modern Farmer via @counterparties)

Your state bird is all wrong.  (Slate)

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