Saturday links: value and liquidity

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!


Is the value premium just the liquidity premium?  (Moneyness via @thestalwart)

Is the Shiller CAPE broken?  (Morningstar)

Five lessons on how to write about investing.  (Vitalily Katsenelson)

Personal finance

Why we are awful at assessing risk.  (Morgan Housel)

Three big questions to ask a financial advisor.  (Rick Ferri)

Will the Baby Boomers really leave a big inheritance for their kids?  (NYTimes)

A discussion with Carl Richards author of The Behavior Gap and Michael Covel.  (Trend Following Podcast)


The big problem with ambiguous e-mails.   (WSJ)

Are malls over?  (New Yorker)

Companies are still wedded to paper checks.  (WSJ)


Why mid-stage startups are your best first job in tech.  (Hunter Walk)

Silicon Valley has a youth problem: cool apps but not so great technology.  (NYTimes)

44 things going through the head of a startup CEO.  (Pando Daily)

A deeper look at Uber’s dynamic pricing model.  (Above the Crowd)

A Benedict Evans talk on how mobile has changed everything.  (Apple 2.0)


The drone revolution is more profound than we are currently contemplating.  (Quartz)

The full-blown robot age is coming.  (Aeon)


Should it really take 14 years to train a doctor?  (Slate)

Want to improve high school kids’ performance? Let them sleep in.  (Well)

Maybe you are drinking milk from the wrong kind of cows?  (Mother Jones)


How Chipotle ($CMG) changed fast food in America forever.  (Fast Company)

The bacon fad is over but Americans are still eating a ton of bacon.  (Modern Farmer via @digg)

More signs that America loves baconBusinessweek)

The California drought is putting the hurt on the almond crop.  (Marketwatch)


Will higher prices put a crimp in coffee drinker’s consumption?  (Bloomberg)

Can TOMS break into the coffee business?  (Fortune via Dave Pell)

How athletes strategically use caffeine: an excerpt from Murray Carpenter’s Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us. (The Atlantic via @davepell)


Why Rashard Mendenhall retired from the NFL at age 26.  (Huffington Post)

How Harvard became a basketball power.  (Bloomberg)

How big a problem is match-fixing in professional tennis?  (Grantland)

A MLB team is reportedly going to use a supercomputer for in-game analytics.  (Babbage via GigaOM)


A video essay on the 10th anniversary of Deadwood.  (Slate)

Why we love repetition in music.  (Aeon)


How Twitter ($TWTR) is changing the book business.  (Fast Company)

The story of “Martha” the last Passenger Pigeon: an excerpt from Joel Greenberg’s A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.  (Slate)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Aging gracefully

What you learn when you are 60.  (Bob Lefsetz)

Monika Ardelt, “Wise people are able to accept reality as it is, with equanimity…”  (NYTimes)

Five compelling reasons to never retire.  (Brian Lund)

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