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 best gamblers (and investors) have well-designed systems to which they can adhere.  (Above the Market)

In retirement your investment strategy will not make up for inadequate savings.  (IndexUniverse)

Meet Kevin Reynolds the man behind Bloomberg Speed Desk. (Clusterstock)

In defense of investment banker compensation.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

How Russell Wasendorf Sr. of Peregrine Financial pulled off his scam for so long.  (Reuters, ibid)


Why Bill Ackman is interested: inside the many problems at Procter & Gamble ($PG).  (WSJ)

Nelson Peltz is still taking it to underperforming managements.  (Businessweek)


An interview with “Queen of the Net” Mary Meeker.  (Wired)

A Q&A with Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel.  (Fortune)

How Gorilla Glass came to be.  (Wired)

On the economics of online virtual games.  (Wonkblog)


An excerpt from Scott Patterson’s Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits and the Threat to the Global Financial System.  (Big Picture)

Twelve things learned Nate Silver’s new book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t.  (Business Insider)

An excerpt on the founding of KKR from Jason Kelly’s new book The New Tycoons: Inside The Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything.  (Bloomberg)

An excerpt from Sheila Bair’s Bull By the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself.  (Dealbook)

Excerpts from Jeff Rubin’s new book The Big Flatline: Oil and the No-Growth Economy.  (Bloomberg, part 2, part 3, part 4)


The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to see all of its research studies.  (The Guardian)

On the rise of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.  (New Yorker)

So are fish oil pills a good idea or not?  (Scientific American)


Will the “writing revolution” change for the better the way children learn?   (The Atlantic)

Are US universities destined to stay on top?  (WSJ)


Inside the “dark art” of gerrymandering.  (The Atlantic)

Are parents too distracted by their smartphones?  (WSJ)

Social media is doing serious damage to the college bar scene.  (NYTimes)

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