Saturday links: schmoozing tips

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.


The equity premium is high because Treasury yields are low.  (Liberty Street Economics)

The Spring 2013 Graham and Doddsville newsletter is out.  (Market Folly)

The questionable charms of fundamental indexing.  (Monevator)

Hedge funds

A profile of hedge fund promoter extrordinaire Anthony Scaramucci.   (Dealbook)

Schmoozing tips from Anthony Scaramucci at his SALT conference.  (New York)

Financial advisors

How some RIAs are using social media to generate leads.  (RIAbiz)

The stress financial advisers suffered following the financial crisis.  (Marketwatch)


A profile of Netflix ($NFLX) once again back on top.  (Businessweek)

How iOS became the new Windows but is at-risk of competitive erosion.  (AppleInsider)

Amazon and Google are on “a collision course” in online commerce. (Fortune)

A look inside the short but fruitful life of Instragram.  (Vanity Fair)

Most data isn’t ‘big.’  (Quartz)


Dick Costolo’s University of Michigan commencement address.  (YouTube)

Why knowledge workers are leaving their houses to ‘co-working spaces.’  (NYTimes)

Fred Wilson talks with Michael Arrington.  (A VC)


How online media differs from its predecessors.   (The Atlantic)

Inside the MIT Media Lab.  (FT)


How to be happy.  (Farnam Street)

Four indicators of marital doom.  (Scientific American)

Is the luckiest village on Earth all that lucky?  (GQ)


Why America’ population density is falling.  (Felix Salmon)

What cities are doing to become more resilient to storm(water).  (Bloomberg)


Are hot hands in sports a real thing?  (Well)

Is football on its deathbed?  (American)


Do you need to bring your dog EVERYWHERE?  (Slate)

US college graduates lack something: professionalism.  (Bloomberg)

Tiger Moms don’t get the results they are seeking.  (Slate)


An excerpt from Richard Snow’s I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford.  (WSJ)

A Q&A with Michael Levi author of The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity and the Battle for America’s Future.  (Time)

An excerpt from Jessica Wapner’s The Philadelphia Chromosone: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level.  (Scientific American)


The food truck business sucks.  (NYTimes)

CEOs are on a short leash these days.  (Daniel Gross)

Mixed media

The Wright Brothers were not the first to fly.  (National Geographic)

Why music acts are rerecording their classic hits.  (Slate)

Check out the scientific “7 minute workout.”  (NYTimes)

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