Saturday links: psychological realism

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!

Investing

Robert Seawright, “No good process is static.”  (Above the Market also TraderFeed)

Watching the market is not investing.  (Rick Ferri)

The joint-hypothesis problem and the stock market.  (Rekenthaler Report)

How you should invest based on your age.  (Monevator)

Economics

Tim Harford, “The challenge for behavioural economics is to elaborate on the neoclassical model to deliver psychological realism without collapsing into a mess of special cases.”  (FT)

How Daniel Kahneman’s work has influenced (many) others.  (Edge)

Why are physicists drawn to economics?  (Orderstatistic via @markthoma)

Why we should embrace non-economists in economics.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Business

What I learned negotiating with Steve Jobs.  (Heidi Roizen)

Inside the Rainbow Loom empire.  (Detroit Free Press)

Startups

Why Oculus Rift matters.  (Time)

A big profile of Sequoia Capital.  (Forbes)

Noam Scheiber, “Silicon Valley has become one of the most ageist places in America.”  (New Republic)

How AngelList became THE site for startups and angel investors.  (Fast Company)

Engineering

Why cars are going to become integrated into the grid.  (NYTimes)

How design affects how we think about journalism. (Felix Salmon)

Health

Why dudes get vasectomies prior to March Madness.  (Grantland)

Suspended animation could soon be a reality for trauma victims.  (New Scientist)

The best diet is no diet at all.  (The Atlantic)

Food

Why are VCs pouring money into Blue Bottle Coffee?  (Slate)

In search of a hairless kiwi fruit.  (WSJ)

Another use for beer: meat marinade.  (Pacific Standard)

Bowling

The rise and fall of professional bowling.  (Priceonomics Blog)

Behold the “bowling bubble” of the 1960s, when “action bowling” was as big as poker today.  (Quartz)

Sports

Why don’t more basketball players shoot free throws underhand?  (Sports on Earth)

Why it seems like everybody is running a half-marathon.  (Priceonomics Blog)

Defensive shifts have become epidemic in baseball.  (WSJ)

Mark Cuban on why the NFL is ultimately doomed.  (Mark Cuban also ESPN)

Can a new helmet save football?  (SB Nation)

College sports

Should athletic directors get bonuses for students winning national titles?  (Bloomberg View)

What a deal between the NCAA and student athletes might look like.  (Priceonomics Blog)

Books

How astronaut Chris Hadfield author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything retired so successfully.  (FT)

Charles Kenny author of The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West on why the world is getting better.  (Vox)

You’re less busy than you think you are: a look at Brigitte Schulte’s Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.  (Slate)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys and the future of high frequency trading.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Kindergarten is the new first grade.  (The Answer Sheet)

How busy people make time to read.  (Fast Company)

Wisdom is knowing the limits of your knowledge.  (Farnam Street)

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