The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  We hope you enjoy this set of long-form links.


A look at the long running battle between shareholders and management.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Larry Fink wants to raise the profile of Blackrock Inc. ($BLK).  (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg and Reuters are the future of news.  (AdWeek)

A look at the downfall of Eastman Kodak.  (FT, part 2)


How “real time economic analysis” could help guide policy makers in the midst of a downturn.  (Economist’s View)

The race for oil.  (Gregor Macdonald)


The economics of Android.  (Asymco)

The education of Google’s Larry Page.  (Businessweek)

The lucrative business of personal data on Facebook.  (WSJ)

Did you know IBM’s OS/2 is still around?  (Techland)

How Angry Birds, and other stupid games, took over our lives.  (NYTimes)

Inside TechStars.  (Inc.)


Edward O. Wilson on why we humans are so apt to join “tribes.”  (Newsweek)

Can Chicago keep up with the coming rains?  (Scientific American)


The psychology of casinos.  (The Frontal Cortex)

Why gambling is moving from Las Vegas is moving to Macau.  (New Yorker)


Leadership lessons from Don Corleone.  (Fast Company)

How to reboot your diet.  (LifeHacker)

The case against following your passion.  (naked capitalism)


What is an undergraduate business major good for?  (WSJ)

Can The Minverva Project create a competitor to top universities online?  (Term Sheet, Pando Daily)


The rise and fall of bourbon.  (Serious Eats via The Browser)

Who killed Alexander the Great?  (HistoryToday via The Browser)

Why was Mark Twain so interested in Joan of Arc?  (The Awl via The Browser)


Why are there so few female coaches in the NCAA?  (ESPN)

The fallout from the Sandusky case is still ripping through Pennsylvania.  (ESPN)


A profile of Jack White.  (NYTimes)

How Seth Grahame-Smith became king of the mash-ups and more.  (WSJ)

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