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!


What are growth investors looking for?  (Monevator)

The case against passive investing.  (Robeco)

Five core steps to building a portfolio.  (Rick Ferri)

Five good questions on behavioral finance for Terence Odean.  (ThinkAdvisor)

A compendium of recaps from the CFA Conference.  (Above the Market)

The Spring 2014 issue of its Graham & Doddsville newsletter is out.  (Market Folly)


What a VC wants to know about your hiring plans.  (Hunter Walk)

Brad Feld to CEOs: “You are not your stock price.”  (Feld Thoughts)

Lessons learned from “Silicon Valley” for today’s startups.  (Recode)

Five mistakes new VCs make and how to avoid them.  (Hunter Walk)

The case for “VC for the people.”  (Interfluidity)


A chat with tech columnist Farhad Manjoo.  (The Awl)

Data breaches are the new viruses.  (BillGuard)

A deep dive into the Samsung-Apple ($AAPL) patent battle.  (Vanity Fair)

Jason Calcanis talks with Matt Mullenweg founder of Automattic.  (YouTube, part 2)

Food 2.0

Venture capital is flowing into Food 2.0 startups.  (Technology Review)

Is Soylent the new food?  (New Yorker)


How the US cracked down on overfishing.  (Vox)

Salmon price rises are threatening to make it once again an upmarket fish.  (FT)


The evidence for eating nuts is pretty good.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Five maps about beer in America.  (Vox)

Boom times for kale.  (Businessweek)

Coffee now be good for your retinas.  (Big Think)

Americans increasingly love Old Bay seasoning.  (WashingtonPost)


Thoroughbreds are running as fast as they can.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Rich guys love to own pro sports teams.  (Institutional Investor)


Digital music is a “value add”, not much of a business on its own.  (GigaOM)

Steve Albini on how the Internet upended the music business.   (Quartz)

Why do TV critics avoid writing about popular shows?  (The Atlantic)


An interview with Steven Levitt on the release of Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.  (FT)

How to make more time for what is important. Insights from Brigid Schulte’s book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.  (Farnam Street)

An interview with Tim Geithner on the eve of the release of his book: Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.  (NYTimes)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

TED, “No wonder artists and intellectuals have starved through the ages: most people don’t give a shit about what they are trying to produce.”  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Want to keep your brain sharp? Learn a new skill.  (NPR)

A dozen things learned from Howard Schultz.  (25iq)

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