The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  So here is another set of long-form links for you to enjoy.  Also The Independent recently listed five long read sites you need to follow.

Umair Haque, “More, bigger, faster, cheaper, nastier has built an economy that might just be in furious pursuit of mediocrity.”  (HBR)

An interview with Joel Greenblatt.  (Forbes)

On the life and death of the accrual anomaly.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Why we shouldn’t bemoan the exodus of physicists to Wall Street and Silicon Valley.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Five industries that need new business models.  (The Source)

The rise and fall of Research in Motion ($RIMM).  (BGR)

An excerpt from Douglas Edwards’ new book I’m Feeling Lucky on the early days of Google ($GOOG).  (WSJ)

A backgrounder on Spotify as it rolls out to acclaim in the US.  (Businessweek)

What the mob can teach startups.  (peHUB)

Why North Dakota became a magnet for out-of-state college students.  (WSJ)

A must read story on (rampant) college grade inflation.  (Economix)

Is Google ruining your memory?  (The Frontal Cortex)

Are antidepressants just placebos with side effects?  (Scientific American)

Tim Harford gives a TED talk.  (Infectious Greed)

Winners get in their own way less.  The science of winning.  (Newsweek)

Gary Klein and Daniel Kahneman talk intuition.  (Edge)

Simon Baron-Cohen on empathy.  (The Browser)

On the future of warfare when robots rule.  (TomDispatch via The Browser)

The story behind the disaster that is the Los Angeles Dodgers.  (Vanity Fair)

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