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!


A short introduction to investing.  (Above the Market)

Investing advice from some one tired of all the BS.  (James Altucher)

What’s your investment style?  (Nerd’s Eye View)

Gross profitability is a good measure of expected returns. This measure is better.  (SSRN)

The big advantage Vanguard has in marketing personal advisory services.  (Nerd’s Eye View)


Single CEOs are more risk tolerant than married CEOs.  (Knowledge@Wharton)

Apple ($AAPL) is trying to ‘green’ its data centers.  (Wired, BI)

The untold story of Larry Page’s incredible comeback at Google ($GOOG).  (Business Insider)


Savvy things angel investors do from Kevin Laws COO of AngelList.  (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

80% of a startup’s culture is based on the founder(s).  (First Round)

Why work for a startup? A rapid rate-of-learning.  (Medium)

Brian Chesky, “Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with passion.”  (Medium)


What if we are only in the middle innings of the “information and communications technology revolution“?  (Conversable Economist)

Seniors use technology too: what company is going to figure that out.  (GigaOM)

Exclusivity is always in demand. Now it comes with an app.  (The Atlantic)


Apparently we can become nicer over time.  (WSJ)

Why Americans are losing their religion.  (Technology Review)


Fathers matter: the case of college completion.  (The Atlantic)

Parents: put down your smartphone.  (NPR)


Pea protein is the new hot ingredient.  (Bloomberg)

Jim Koch’s trick on how not to get drunk.  (Esquire)

Why chocolate is good for you.   (Well)

In search of the origins of General Tso’s chicken.  (The Daily Beast)


Things do not look good for future Maine lobster catches.  (AP)

Big Agriculture has too much control over our food choices.  (Vox)

Cows can now be milked by a robot.  (NYTimes)


John Henry and the making on a sports dynasty.  (Businessweek)

When did management become the stars of sports movies?  (NPR)

Are the Rio Grande Valley Vipers the future of basketball?  (Grantland)

Why your team sucks: they aren’t getting enough sleep.  (The Atlantic)

What has changed on Everest since the publication of Into Thin Air.  (Jon Krakauer)


Debunking four myths about baseball.  (The Atlantic)

A championship can hook young baseball fans for life. What does that say about Cubs fans?  (NYTimes)

Wrigley Field is both a cause and a symptom of the Cubs’ woes.  (WSJ)


An interview with Louis C.K.  (GQ)

What sounds better: digital or vinyl?  (Vox)


Andrew Sullivan and Michael Lewis talk Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.  (Slate)

The lesson from No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush by Gideon Lewis-Kraus is don’t play the startup game, especially in Silicon Valley.  (Felix Salmon)

A review of Steve Hindy’s The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World’s Favorite Drink.   (WSJ)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

The best inheritance is an ability to fail and get back up again.  (FT)

Working in a mega-city is the new going to college.  (Conor Sen)

Why student athletes make for good employees.  (Fast Company)

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