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.


It’s time to rethink the role of bonds in your portfolio.  (ThinkAdvisor)

Are you generating returns from rebalancing?  (Servo Wealth via @ritholtz)

A dozen things learned from Ben Graham on investing.  (25iq)

Personal finance

5 examples of people being irrational with money.  (Morgan Housel)

Who’s watching your financial planner (CFP)?  (Jason Zweig)

Two smart things people can do to start fixing their financial lives.  (Michael Kitces)

Are you communicating with your clients TOO much?  (Above the Market)


The economics of Obamacare are complex to say the least.  (Quartz)

Was tulipmania just a ‘contractual artifact’?  (Free exchange)

Who is profiting from the foreclosure economy?  (NYTimes)


Inside the downfall at Blackberry ($BBRY).  (Globe and Mail)

How Nike ($NKE) turned around Converse.  (Quartz)

Facebook ($FB) is getting into the real estate business.  (WSJ)


A profile of David Karp, CEO of Tumblr.  (New York)

How Eike Batista’s empire blew up.  (Businessweek)

The story of how the Winkelvii became interested in Bitcoins.  (Bloomberg)


Why most grass-fed beef comes from Australia.  (The Salt)

Why you should rethink your shrimp consumption.  (Quartz)

Why do we eat popcorn at the movies?  (Food & Think)

Why is the craft brewing industry so vibrant these days?  (Priceonomics Blog)


A portrait of Peyton Manning at 37.  (Grantland)

The ultimate ranking of ESPN’s 30 for 30 films.  (Vulture)

Why do so many sports fans hate Darren Rovell?  (BuzzFeed)

Ultimate frisbee is going pro.  (Economist)

An excerpt from League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Wada.  (ESPN)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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


Tyler Cowen talks about why we should listen better to what computers have to say in Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation.  (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

An excerpt from Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking by Adam L. Penenberg.  (Pando Daily)

Malcolm Gladwell talks about his new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.  (Longform)

What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider’s Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences by Steven G. Mandis.  (Dealbook)

An excerpt from David Eggers’ The Circle.  (NYTimes contra Felix Salmon)

Mixed media

11 simple rules for getting along with people.  (Farnam Street)

Why are there still so few women in science?  (NYTimes)

When social networks die.  (Benedict Evans)

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