Saturday links: endowment effects

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. Hope you enjoy!


What you can do that professional investors can’t.  (Morgan Housel)

Michael Covel talks with Jack Schwager about The Little Book of Market Wizards and FundSeeder.  (TrendFollowing)

The Yale Endowment annual report is always worth a look.  (Yale)


Global equity diversification makes sense: the question is how much?  (Vanguard)

Where would we be without the Efficient Markets Hypothesis?  (Institutional Investor)

On the longevity of the low volatility anomaly.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)


Talking your book is a full-blown investment strategy these days.  (Bloomberg)

How banks (and shadow) banks differ in the assets they hold.  (Big Picture)

Before too long the “quantified self” movement will come to personal finance.  (Daniel Nadler)


A good discussion of and review of Betterment.  (Pete the Planner)

A Q&A with Herbert Moore CEO of free online investment manager WiseBanyan.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Why do investor keep paying for portfolio management when what they need is financial planning?  (Jason Zweig)


Macroeconomics isn’t dead.  (Noahpinion)

ETFs have helped drive the push toward ‘macro finance.’  (Pragmatic Capitalism)


Robots are now coming after white collar jobs.  (FT)

The future of jobs and the gender divide.  (FT Alphaville)


Hunter Walk, “Go build your business any want you want.”  (Hunter Walk)

On the importance of pro-rata participation rights.  (A VC)

Q&As with Ben Horowitz about his book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers.  (TechCrunch, Pando Daily)

20 questions for Bill Janeway author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State.  (Forbes)

Decision making

How to alleviate the dangers of decision fatigue.  (Buffer)

Are you trying too hard? The case for systematic decision making.  (Turnkey Analyst)


Why can’t Hollywood get computers right?  (David Pogue)

What the future of television looks like.  (Quartz)

A little mentioned side-effect of Bitcoin: electricity consumption.  (stratechery)


Why texting may be good for your kid. A Q&A with Danah Boyd author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. (Wonkblog)

What good are children?  (voxEU)


There is a huge amount of fish we have no idea about.  (Phys via kottke)

Six reasons why things go viral. Insights from Jonah Berger’s Contagious: Why Things Catch On.  (Farnam Street)


How fat hurts your brain.  (Well)

Silence is the new luxury good.  (TNR via @om)

A great podcast with Russ Roberts and Moises Velasquez-Manoff author of  An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases.  (EconTalk)


Alan Adler and the invention of the AeroPress.  (Priceonomics Blog)

How Pabst Blue Ribbon became a $1 billion brand.  (Quartz)

Some big names chefs are working with “big food.”  (Chicago Reader)

Why bananas are in trouble.  (Quartz)


A fascinating story about a young runner with MS who feels no pain.  (NYTimes)

An excerpt from Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur.  (NYTimes)


A profile of the Drive-By Truckers on the release of English Oceans.  (Grantland)

Presenting the most underrated band of the 1970s: Little Feat.   (Slate)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you may have missed in our Friday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

The story behind the overhaul of the SAT.  (NYTimes)

Why is hotel room service so expensive?  (Priceonomics Blog)

A smartwatch concept that just about everyone can get behind.  (The Verge)

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