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!


False summits‘ and the challenge of successful market timing.  (Statistical Ideas)

Why we should focus on our (and others) investment mistakes.  (ThinkAdvisor)

Things you will never hear from a portfolio manager.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Robert Seawright, “No good process is static.”  (ThinkAdvisor)

Is there a value premium in large cap stocks?  (SSRN)

About time: on the rise of passive investing.  (Economist)

How to use the ‘FACTS framework‘ to assess investments.  (Turnkey Analyst)

Stick to your own guns: why you shouldn’t rely on investment predictions.  (Millenial Invest)

Personal finance

How Betterment plans on spending all that venture capital money.  (RIZBiz)

On the rise of the financial planning academic.  (Nerd’s Eye View)


Is housing a good investment? Let alone an investment?  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Once again with feeling: why your home is not an investment.  (Morgan Housel)


On the signs of the coming US baby boomlet.  (Real Time Economics)

Economics needs a paradigm shift. Will it get it right this time around?  (Justin Fox)


Seed funding is now a process not a discrete event.  (TechCrunch)

Maker spaces” are popping up all around the country.  (NPR)

Why “coworking spaces” are only likely to grow.  (Points and Figures)

VCs have to be comfortable knowing they have to pass on successful deals.  (Mark Suster)

Charlie Rose talks with Ben and Ken Lerer of Lerer Ventures. (Charlie Rose)


On the death of the URL.  (Allen Pike)

Steve Jobs was no fan or rules (or laws).  (Common Sense)

Just how fast can tablet sales grow?  (Asymco)


Pheromones are real but they are hard to pin down.  (Scientific American)

On the regenerative power of fat cells.  (Aeon)


Why you should stop taking extra strength Tylenol.  (Vox)

Why you should be eating more insects, yes more.  (Vox)

Why passing gas is a good thing.  (NPR)


On the power of seafood marketing: the case of Chilean sea bass.  (Priceonomics)

This company has figured out a better way to raise chickens.  (Slate)

Why trying to rank the world’s best restaurants is so difficult.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Now you can get “cocktails in a box” delivered to your door every month.  (Indianapolis Star)


Which third wave coffee company is going to lead the pack?  (Businessweek)

How coffee makes you more honest.  (Fast Company)


How tiny Emerson College became a pipeline into NBA front offices.  (SB Nation)

What’s the best way to build a winning MLB team?  (FiveThirtyEight)


Why are journalists so focused on “breaking news“?  (Felix Salmon)

How Modern Farmer magazine become a success.  (Mashable)

How Bill Simmons built Grantland into a new and better kind of sports site.  (Rolling Stone)


On the non-existent link between saturated fat and heart disease. An excerpt from Nina Teicholz’s The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.  (WSJ)

How to pick a better password: an excerpt from William Poundstone’s Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing & Outwitting Almost Everybody.  (Medium)

A look at David S. Rose’s Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Start-ups.  (NYTimes)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in April 2014.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

A dozen things learned from Jeff Bezos.  (25iq)

How big is your dog’s environmental footprint?  (WashingtonPost)

Why it is so hard to get into the Ivies: fewer slots for American students.  (NYTimes)

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