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.


An interview with Rob Arnott about the 3 D’s (debt, deficits and demographics) on economic growth.  (Independent Investor)

How markets are hooked on the Greenspan Put.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

The many ringed circus that is the Libor scandal.  (Economic Principals)

How to monetize your financial website.  (New Rules of Investing)


The “catastrophic decision” that may bankrupt Navistar ($NAV).  (Forbes)

Can “health food” be made fast and tasty, a la McDonald’s ($MCD)?  (Wired)


How I-Corps is building better entrepreneurs.  (Economist)

Why do Y Combinator companies do so well?  (SAI)

A profile of the professor who wrote Google ($GOOG) their first check.  (Forbes)

How Chicago’s Merchandise Mart became a tech hub.  (Crain’s Chicago)

Will New York be able to transform Roosevelt Island into a tech hotbed?  (Newsweek)


Steve Randy Waldman, “Wealth is about insurance much more than it is about consumption. As consumers, our requirements are limited. But the curve balls the universe might throw at us are infinite.”  (Interfluidity)

The American economy is much stronger than you think.  (The Atlantic)


Why Vladimir Putin is afraid of a band named Pussy Riot.  (The Guardian)

How Paul Ryan captured the GOP.  (New Yorker)


How did our sleeping habits get so far off track?  (WSJ)

Where TED goes off the rails.  (TNR)


How Cosmpolitan magazine conquered the globe.  (NYTimes)

34 people you didn’t know were on Seinfeld.  (Buzzfeed via kottke)


What innovation is really about an except from Thomas Koulopoulos’ Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success. (Fast Company)

What the origins of accounting tell us about business today a look at Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance by Jane Gleeson-White.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

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