The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long form items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


Jason Zweig, “Time is the novocaine of markets: After a long enough period passes without further severe losses, the memories will blur and the pain will fade.”  (Total Return)

A deep dive into the bond market and its components.  (Learn Bonds)

Why do we invest? Inflation.  (Monevator)

Decision making

We  like to think that complexity offers security.  We are wrong.  (Above the Market)

Reward good decisions at the time they are made.  (Farnam Street)

Shareholder democracy

Don’t count on shareholders to rein in imperial CEOs.  (Dealbook)

Are shareholders the real problem?  (Justin Fox)


What does it mean to have predicted the financial crisis?  (Noahpinion)

To gain popularity for pundits it is better to be confident than correct.  (Science Daily)

Bets do not necessarily reveal beliefs.  (Noahpinion)


What happens to human judgement when algorithms run the world?  (aeon via @ritholtz)

Why don’t commercial airliners fly faster?  (Medium)


Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends circa 2013.  (KPCB)

Hacking passwords is not all that difficult.  (ArsTechnica)


Knowledge-intensive industries are getting disrupted at increasingly rapid rates.  (Economist)

Why you should “Kickerstarterize” your organization.  (HBR)


Startups are part of the system, not some rebel force.  (Alex Payne)

Does it make sense to build companies by the batch?  (Dealbook)


How K-12 education will integrate online tools.  (GigaOM)

College is free in Sweden but students still end up with debt. How is that?  (Quartz)

Ranking high schools is a useless exercise.  (The Atlantic)

Does your college degree matter?  (Pando Daily)


The case for getting married younger.  (Newsweek)

Can men have it all? Of course not.  (Esquire)


Your food may soon be eating fly larvae en masse.  (Businessweek)

Moonshine is the new whiskey.  (Time)


When your Reddit post gets turned into a Hollywood screenplay.  (FT)

Arrested Development was the ultimate DVR show.  (Slate)

Celebrities can’t help but invest in restaurants.  (The Hollywood Reporter)


How to self-publsh an e-book like Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing.  (Mebane Faber)

An interview with Brendan Moynihan co-author of What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars.  (BeyondProxy)

An interview with Samuel Arbesmen author of The Half Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date.  (Farnam Street)

Mixed media

Why is everyone moving to Texas?  (BBC)

Let media find its proper place.  (Felix Salmon)

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