Saturday links: taming your emotions

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some longer items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


How to tame your emotions in investing with Statman, Odean, Zweig and Brakke.  (WSJ)

A discussion with distressed debt investors Tappan Street Partners.  (Distressed Debt Investing)

Bob Seawright, “Ultimately, a financial advisor’s job is to provide clients what they need—not just what they want.”  (AdvisorOne)


Just how close are the Feds to getting Steve Cohen of SAC Capital?  (Vanity Fair)

What it’s like to be a female M&A banker.  (The Guardian)

The big comedown for Robert Diamond revealed.  (NYTimes)


Brian Eno responds to Nassim Taleb.  (Artangel via BI)

How seriously should we take economics?  (New Yorker)

Money really can buy happiness.  (Wonkblog)

Jeremy Grantham thinks society is at a tipping point.  (FT Alphaville)

The rapidly declining price of solar is going to upend the way we think about energy.  (Monetary Realism via @danprimack)


In praise of business jargon.  (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Constant creation is the new norm for the creative class.  (Bob Lefsetz)

Are smartphones making us more productive?  (WSJ)


A profile of Y Combinator.  (NYTimes)

What I’ve learned from Little League and how it applies to startups.  (Information Arbitrage)

What a technician learns by hanging out with a bunch of start-up guys.  (All Star Charts)

An interview with Marc Andreessen on the state of the startup economy.  (HBR)

The web app vs. native app debate rolls on.  (Daring Fireball)


Actually Jason Collins isn’t the first openly gay man in major sports.  (The Atlantic)

Why do team owners pull the ‘I’m going to move the team card’?  Because it works.  (Grantland)

Sabremetrics has come to the world of soccer/football in a big way.  (BBC)

What the end of college sports would look like.  (SB Nation also Bloomberg)


Students can’t resist multi-tasking.  (Slate)

How to cure your teenager of misanthropy.  (EconLog)


Food IS culture: a look at Michael Pollan’s new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.  (Farnam Street)

We are living in the golden age of apples.  (Marginal Revolution)

Inside the creation of the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco.  (Fast Company via Longform)


How session players, The Mellow Mafia, defined the sounds of the 1970s.  (Rolling Stone via @longreads)

An oral history of The Hangover movies.  (The Hollywood Reporter)

Musicals are a BIG business.  (Economist)

Steven Soderbergh on the state of cinema.  (film comment via DF)

Mixed media

Ten things to toss out including: Ben Bernanke, Texas and flip flops.  (Washington Post)

What is your “woulda, shoulda, coulda” moment?  (Points and Figures)

A cucumber map of Europe.  (Strange Maps)

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