The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. Hope you enjoy!


Over the long term” doesn’t mean “always.”  (Bason Asset)

Things that matter to investors and things that don’t.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

When it comes to your finances you should focus on systems vs. goals.  (Morgan Housel)

On the differences between professional and amateur investors.  (Above the Market)

Eddy Elfenbein talks market history.  (Crossing Wall Street)


Does rebalancing really pay off?  (Advisor Perspectives)

The home bias phenomenon may slowly be ebbing.  (SSRN via @jasonzweigwsj)

Two centuries of trend following.  (arXiv via @quantivity)

Personal finance

It’s going to take awhile to build the new wave of robo-advisors into household names.  (Zack Miller)

Financial advisors shouldn’t ignore the new tools that are out there.  (Carl Richards)

Is there a “robo-advisor bubble“?  (Nerd’s Eye View)


The rise of the “executive headquarters.”  (New Geography)

Why AOL ($AOL) was not happy about the success of AIM.  (Mashable)

A look behind the doors of Google X.  (Fast Company)

Why Amazon ($AMZN) and other tech companies are so interested in the use of voice commands.  (Wired)


A talk with Fred Wilson.  (Business Insider)

Ameet Ranadive, “If you don’t pick a startup idea that you’re truly passionate about, you’re at risk of being a mercenary, not a missionary.”  (Medium)

Can Dropbox be both a consumer and enterprise provider?  (stratechery)

Can the Midwest build a self-sustaining tech cluster?  (Points and Figures)

$30 million in venture capital: the controversial story of Clinkle.  (Business Insider)

The new venture capital landscape.  (K9 Ventures)

How one startup allocates equity.  (Quartz)


Why scientists increasingly need to be salesmen?  (Priceonomics Blog)

How the rise of solar will upend the global order.  (The Telegraph)

What do you do with graphene?  (Bits)


Want younger looking skin? Exercise.  (Well)

A single exposure to loud noises can affect your hearing permanently.  (Scientific American)


The state of American beer.  (The Atlantic)

Why does Constellation Brands ($STZ) sell so much Corona?  (Businessweek)

Americans increasingly love Scotch “whisky.”  (Quartz)

The craft beer revolution is going global.  (The Atlantic)


Michael Ruhlman explores the perfect food, eggs, in his new cookbook, Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient.  (Seattle Times)

How small plates have conquered America.  (Quartz)

Why fast food companies are now so focused on breakfast.  (Time)

You can create great olive oil just about anywhere.  (Businessweek)

Shrimp prices are at a fourteen-year high.  (Bloomberg)

There is a sea urchin crisis.  (The Atlantic)


A major league pitcher’s guide to doctoring a baseball.  (Deadspin)

MLB’s instant replay program needs to be fixed.  (Slate)

Want a stronger pitching arm? Think long-toss.  (SI)


Athletes are no longer the stars of sports movies.  (Businessweek)

The value of an NBA franchise has soared in the past few years: inside the exclusive club.  (Grantland)

Inside the dangerous world of “extreme cavers.”  (New Yorker)


An excerpt from James Picerno’s Nowcasting The Business Cycle: A Practical Guide For Spotting Business Cycle Peaks Ahead Of The Crowd. (Capital Spectator)

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz is a great business book that shows the messy world of business.  (Farnam Street)

What should you feed your dog? A look at Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices by Linda P. Case.  (Scientific American)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Active vs. passive: try harder or do something easier?  (Abnormal Returns)

Automated investment management as a transitional moment for advisors.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

In the face of long odds should you “try harder” or “do something easier”?  (EconLog)

Will Moleskin break out of its niche into a luxury brands company?  (New Yorker)

How Twitter helped a middle-aged IT guy get a job as a professional comedy writer.  (Vulture)

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