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Saturday links: learning hard lessons


Seven lessons from the financial crisis for high net-worth clients.  (Enterprising Investor)

Five reasons the Facebook ($FB) IPO was a blessing in disguise.  (Pando Daily)

Why everyone, including federal investigators, is fascinated with SAC Capital’s Steve Cohen.  (NYTimes)


How Google ($GOOG) got its iOS apps right.  (TNW)

Social networks are changing the way we relate with others and our past selves.  (Phil Pearlman)


Why don’t we do great stuff any more?  (The Reformed Broker)

On the dangers of yoga for dudes.  (NYTimes)

What constitutes a true craft beer?  (Time)

How backpacks became a must-have accessory for kids of all ages.  (Slate)


A profile of Beck.  (Vulture)

How Mitt Romney lost the election.  (Boston Globe)

Robert C. Baker, the father of the chicken nugget.  (Slate)


The argument for focusing your charitable giving.  (NYTimes)

Philanthropy: you are doing it wrong.  (Felix Salmon)


The secret lifesaving legacy of Jack Klugman.  (Wonkblog)

Ben Franklin’s contributions to economics.  (Macrofugue)


On the link between exercise and the human brain.  (Well)

How to negotiate for anything.  (Quartz)

How to best discipline your kids.  (WSJ)

Mixed media

Dating is a jungle these days: high credit scores need only apply.  (NYTimes)

What can we learn about Germany from the resurgence in German football.  (Quartz)

Are babies born good?  (Smithsonian via @longreads)


An interview with Michael Mauboussin author of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports and Investing.  (Simoleon Sense)

What do Nate Silver and Nassim Taleb have to say about forecasting in an increasingly complex society.  (NY Review of Books)

A review of Michael J. Sandel’s What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.  (Farnam Street)

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