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.


Ten key trends shaping investment management.  (HSBC via @stocktwits)

Simple diversification strategies are not enough.  (IndexUniverse)

Does seasonal affective disorder help explain some notable market anomalies?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Is the age of the superstar hedge fund trader over?  (The Guardian)

A fireside chat with Todd Harrison and Barry Ritholtz.  (Minyanville)


Perks are leaving the office and heading home with workers.  (NYTimes)

Inside the “Pot Industrial Complex.”  (Newsweek)

Why being a CEO is such an unnatural thing.  (Ben Horowitz via @howardlindzon)

The Midwest

The Rust Belt is being revitalized as a manufacturing center by cheap natural gas.  (WSJ)

The booming farm economy is minting millionaires in Iowa.  (Bloomberg via Talking Biz News)


Why the drop off in growth in the BRICs should not be all that surprising.  (Foreign Affairs)

What does it mean for beer drinkers when there is company so global as AB InBev ($BUD).  (Businessweek)


Why we just can’t help trying to predict the future: Presidential politics edition.  (Tomorrow)

Confusing correlation and causation: the Ivy League edition.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Are US generals failing their civilian leadership?  (The Atlantic)

On the ascendency of Asian-Americans.  (WSJ)


A profile of Ted Wechsler and his growing influence at Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB).  (Bloomberg)

A profile of controversial AIG ($AIG) CEO Robert Bemosche.  (New York)


The Huffington Post mafia is making its mark on the New York startup scene.  (Pando Daily)

The leadership secrets of Jack Dorsey.  (Forbes)


The science of genius.  (Scientific American)

The island of Ikaria, where people forget to die.  (NYTimes)

Why men and women can’t really be “just friends.”  (Scientific American)


How to write a classic business tome.  (FT)

Why you should take things off your to-do list says Matthew E. May author of The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in an Age of Excess Everything.  (Quartz)

An excerpt from Doug Lemov’s Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better.  (WSJ)

A Q&A with Gary Gorton author of Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming.  (FT Alphaville)


How to justify spending enormous sums on an “exquisite, luxurious meal.”  (aeon via Arts & Letters Daily)

Monopoly: the history of the world’s most popular board game.  (Harper’s via The Browser)

The 80 best movies of the 1980s.  (Paste Magazine)

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