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.


The story of yet another hedge fund fraud.  (Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation)

Why differentiated asset location matters for investors.  (Wealthfront via @pkedrosky)

A dozen things learned from Michael Mauboussin, author of The Success Equation, about investing.  (25iq)

Real estate

A house is not a great investment.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Why is the US real estate so much more coastal than the UK?  (FT)


We are living in an era of abundance, yet we are all miserable. A look at post-scarcity economics.  (Los Angeles Review of Books)

The case for paying people more.  (Justin Fox)

A profile of Max Keiser.  (Slate)


The challenges Elon Musk faces trying to turn Tesla Motors ($TSLA) into a mainstream brand.  (Bloomberg)

After Waze what else can be crowdsourced?  (GigaOM)

Transitioning to the mobile centric world.  (Above the Crowd)

We are in the golden age of mapmaking.  (The Atlantic)


Why startups need to ring the register.  (Both Sides of the Table)

Why startups are now picking “quirky” URLs.  (WSJ, The Atlantic Wire, Slate)

What are the implicit costs of entrepreneurship?  (Quartz)

Startups need to provide early customers with an “insanely great” experience.  (Paul Graham)


On the parallels between the markets for venture capital and art.  (Felix Salmon)

Art as a sophisticated man’s Bitcoin. (FT Alphaville)


The race to bring back the chestnut tree to America.  (NYTimes)

How bacteria gets into your house.  (Scientific American)

Is there really a sperm count crisis?  (WSJ)

The search for an exercise pill is underway.  (Well)


Feeling anxious? Get more sleep.  (Scientific American)

Applying the idea of “interval training” to work.  (Dealbook)

Electric grid

Everyone agrees the electrical grid is a mess. So why hasn’t it been fixed yet?  (NYTimes)

This is your electric grid on renewables.  (Technology Review)

Why we should be worried about a mega-solar storm.  (Wonkblog)


A profile of Dan Harmon back in charge of Community.  (THR)

Why are Hollywood movies so darn long?  (Priceonomics)

If every Hollywood movie seems the same blame this book.  (Slate)

Comparing investments in Silicon Valley and Hollywood: which wins?  (Bits)


The continued case for going to law school.  (WashingtonPost)

How online adaptive learning is going to change education.  (Newsweek)

The pros and cons of culinary school.  (Eater via @digg)


A look back at the first 20 years of Chipotle Mexican Grill ($CMG).  (Huffington Post)

Don’t like invasive species? Eat them.  (The Atlantic)

The chopped salad trend is out of control.  (Slate)

Just how toxic is sugar?  (Scientific American)


A profile of Jack Handey on publication of his debut novel The Stench of Honolulu. (NYTimes)

Three insights from Gary Klein’s Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights.  (Speakeasy)

Mixed media

How to spot a liar.  (Advisor Perspectives)

Seven things to do with old and unused stock exchange buildings.  (Quartz)

Shinola, yes Shinola, is making cool, high-end watches in Detroit.  (Fortune)

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