The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long-form links you missed during the week. We think this should also include our new book, Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Enjoy.


The lastest memo from Howard Marks on how “big mistakes” define investing success.  (Oaktree Capital)

Michael Mauboussin on stock buybacks.  (Legg Mason Capital Management)

Joel Stein finds out what it is like to day trade. (SmartMoney)

A profile of money manager David Herro.  (Fortune)

What do mutual fund boards actually do?  (SmartMoney)


The fall of the creative class.  (thirty two via @longreads)

How it is that the pursuit of material wealth reduces altruism.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Can the theory of abundance help explain the current economic crisis?  (FT Alphaville)


The story of quiet and successful Vizio.  (The Verge)

You will want Google Goggles.  (Technology Review)

The new summer job is writing an app.  (WSJ)

Alan Turing

In celebration of Alan Turing.  (BBC)

What happens when we turn the Turing Test on ourselves?  (The Atlantic)


The false allure of group selection.  (Steven Pinker via The Browser)

Neanderthals may have been cave painting artists as well.  (Scientific American)


How depressed people use the Internet.  (NYTimes)

Does all wine really taste the same?  (The Frontal Cortex)

How to treat life as an experiment.  (Altucher Confidential)


Can women truly have it all?  (The Atlantic)

How the Greek yogurt craze got started.  (WSJ)


On the science of marathon running.  (Walrus via @longreads)

The increasingly uncertain future of football.  (NYTimes)


How Twitter changed the way we communicate.  (n+1 via Arts & Letters Daily)

Why cookbooks are going extinct.  (Slate)

A profile of Kenneth Longergan as tortured artist/film maker.  (NYTimes)


An excerpt from Oliver Burkeman’s The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.  (Guardian)

Andrew Gelman author of Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State on how Americans vote.  (The Browser)

An excerpt from Florence William’s Breasts: a Natural and Unnatural History.  (Guardian)

Ten questions for Dan Ariely author of The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty.  (Wired)

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