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.


Easy money schemes rarely work.  (Monevator)

On taking risks and changing your life.  (The Reformed Broker)

A series of “dangerous ideas” that are actually true.  (Above the Market)

An interesting interview with Rishi Narang, Inside the Black Box: A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High-Frequency Trading.  (Cognitive Concord via @ritholtz)


On the investment performance of emotional (collectible) assets.  (SSRN)

Individual investors can’t really access these returns anyway.  (Monevator)


Is Hank Paulson a hero?  (Felix Salmon)

Why the super-rich pay so little in estate taxes.  (Bloomberg)


The 25 smartest things Jeff Bezos has ever said.  (Morgan Housel)

Technology is wiping out companies faster than ever.  (Technology Review)

Why companies should embrace randomness?  (HBR)

Management consulting is on the verge of disruption.  (HBR)


A dozen things learned from Bill Gurley about investing and business.  (GeekWire)

Startup accelerators are the new MBA.  (Mark Birch)

Stanford and its startups.  (New Yorker)

What is so special about star engineers?  (Priceonomics)


How Apple ($AAPL) gets iPhones to the US.  (Bloomberg)

How Facebook ($FB) makes us unhappy.  (New Yorker)

An inside look at Motorola’s Moto X factory.  (The Verge)


Gender equity and Harvard Business School.  (NYTimes)

Is it time to rethink the scale of graduate education?  (Chronicle)

On the supersizing of American colleges.  (Priceonomics)


Grandparents made society possible.  (Slate)

The science of snobbery.  (Priceonomics)


Should you eat deli meat that has that rainbow sheen?  (Slate)

Why we crave junk food when we are stressed out.  (WSJ)

On the evidence showing breakfast to be the most important meal of the day.  (Well)

Olive Garden has caught onto this whole “small plates” trend.  (Slate)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you may have missed in our Friday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)


Lessons from losing. Insights from The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks and Imperfections by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal.  (NYTimes)

Some common questions about flying answered: excerpts from Patrick Smith’s Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel.  (NYTimes)

A review of Leah Gallagher’s The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving.  (New Geography)

A scary new creature is taking over the oceans. A look at Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean
by Lisa-ann Gershwin.  (NY Books)

Mixed media

How Dr. Dre took over the headphone market.  (Slate)

Want to make money in films? Focus on low-cost horror films.  (WSJ)

How a lone bandit singlehandedly pulled off one of biggest jewel heists of all time.  (The Atlantic)

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