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.


Howard Marks, “In the investing world, doing nothing is doing something.” (Oaktree Capital)

John Bogle talks about his new book The Clash of Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation.  (IndexUniverse)

How “rational astrologies” end up serving as safe harbors for society.  (Interfluidity)

How one blogger changed the world of economics.  (Free exchange)

The best film about the financial crisis: The Queen of Versailles.  (Clusterstock)


A conversation with Ray Dalio.   (Pragmatic Capitalism)

A conversation with Jeffrey Gundlach.  (Dynamic Hedge)


A profile of Elon Musk, 21st century industrialist.  (Businessweek)

A profile of Mindy Kaling.  (Vulture)

The big Michael Lewis profile of Barack Obama.  (Vanity Fair)


Tim Berners Lee on Apple, Facebook and the digital divide.  (FT)

Why start-up investing is like “black swan farming.”  (Paul Graham)

A profile of Sara Lacy and Pando Daily.  (San Francisco via PD)

An excerpt from Randall Stross’ book, The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Most Exclusive School for Startups.  (Vanity Fair)


How Jeffrey Boyd turned Priceline ($PCLN) around.  (Fortune)

How Apple ($AAPL) really invented the iPhone.  (Slate)


Are we spending too much money on college?  (Newsweek contra Felix Salmon contra TDB)

What Stanford is up to in online learning.  (The Atlantic)


Our guts are not our own.  (Scientific American)

20% of anorexics are men.  (GQ)


High tech cheating has come to chess.  (Grantland)

Why did so many people die on Mt. Everest this year?  (Outside)

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