Saturday links: getting vs. staying rich

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.

Investing

Are you trying to get rich or stay rich?  (Big Picture)

Ten things a good financial advisor does besides pick funds.  (Above the Market, ibid)

Howard Lindzon’s lessons for traders.  (Trader Planet)

Finance

A look at the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis.  (Credit Writedowns)

A brief defense of Wall Street.  (Chris Hernandez via @newrulesinvest)

How can we decrease insider trading? More openness.  (New Yorker also Felix Salmon)

Money management

How the money management business can move beyond ‘useless extraction.’  (the research puzzle)

Stock picker Wally Weitz is fighting against the low-cost investing tide.  (WSJ also Dealbreaker)

Technology

Nobody’s job is safe these days from technology.  (TechCrunch)

It’s time to start prosecuting patent trolls.  (Felix Salmon)

How social media is changing disaster response.  (Scientific American)

The secret to online safety.  (ArsTechnica)

Are apps helping drive a housing boom?  (FT)

Companies

100 brilliant companies.  (Entrepreneur)

A profile of Costco ($COST) CEO Craig Jelink.  (Businessweek)

Truly great companies add more value than they extract.  (Dealbook)

Business models

Don’t rush a business model: focus on product and strategy first.  (A VC)

Can anyone get same-day grocery delivery right?  (Slate)

StubHub is killing scalpers.  (NYTimes)

Society

The economic case to legalize drugs.  (Quartz)

Why do Finnish babies sleep in government-provided cardboard boxes?  (BBC via @thebrowser)

Diet

How hunter-gatherers really ate.  (Scientific American)

Vegetarians apparently live longer.  (WSJ)

Science

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning: the signs.  (Slate)

Negative emotions are the key to mental health.  (Scientific American)

Sports

A look at the nasty world of Italian soccer.  (ESPN)

Why is ESPN so good at televising stuff like spelling bees?  (Quartz)

Now barefoot running isn’t all that good for you.  (NYTimes)

Entertainment

The 101 best written TV series.  (WGA)

Why leaving a book half-read is so difficult.  (WSJ)

Books

An except from Barbara T. Dreyfuss’ Hedge Hogs: The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster.  (Salon)

Turney Duff author of The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess isn’t surprised by insider trading indictments.  (Dealbook)

Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow, has a problem with behavioral economics.  (The Daily Beast)

10 tips from John Freeman’s The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four Thousand Year Journey to Your Inbox.  (Farnam Street)

Eight books to make the innovator smarter this Summer including To Save Everything Click Here by Eugene Morozov.  (WashingtonPost)

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