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!


Morgan Housel, “Cash doesn’t earn much today, but it gives you options in the future.”  (Motley Fool)

Tim Richards, “If we’re maladapted to the investing environment then probably the best thing we can do is not try to change ourselves, but instead try to change the environment.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Three simple lessons about your bond allocation.  (Servo Wealth)

Personal finance

Five insights from Bill Bernstein’s If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly.  (Rekenthaler Report)

Jonathan Clements, “Spend your first few decades in the workforce getting yourself in great financial shape so you have the freedom to pursue whatever career you want.”  (Marketwatch)

Sound financial advice for the Millenial crowd.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

The best investing advice is to save more (earlier).  (Vanguard Blog)


An interview with Adam Nash, CEO of automated investment manager Wealthfront.  (ETF)

Jon Stein CEO of Betterment talks investing with Jim Cramer.  (Betterment)


Is Herbalife ($HLF) a pyramid scheme? The answer isn’t obvious.  (The Atlantic)

A dozen things learned about distribution and sales.  (25iq)

Can Coinbase become the Visa or Mastercard of Bitcoin?  (WSJ)


The suburbs are making a comeback.  (WSJ)

Innovative companies are moving Downtown.  (Quartz)

Is there something wrong with Chicago’s suburbs?  (New Geography)


What is a “piggy round“?  (Hunter Walk)

Five things entrepreneurs are looking for in a VC.  (Venturebeat)

How does Shyp make money?  (Farhad Manjoo)

Silicon Valley is in a battle to disrupt laundry.  (NYMag)

How Oculus Rift became a reality.  (Wired)


Technology has made planting corn surprisingly high tech.  (WSJ)

For better or worse we live in the age of metrics.  (NYTimes)

How BASIC opened up computing to the masses.  (WSJ)

LEDs are making their way into hydroponic greenhouses.  (Economist)


What is the optimal size for a decision-making group?  (Inc.)

Why do people persist in believing things that aren’t true?  (New Yorker)


Five predictions about the future of reproduction.  (The Atlantic)

Can the nervous system be hacked?  (NYTimes)


Big data is coming to the food world.  (Newsweek)

On the death of restaurant breadbaskets.  (Boston Globe)

Why jellyballs are big business for Southeast shrimpers.  (The Atlantic)

How IPAs have taken over the beer world.  (Economist)


Why NBA teams should use historical data to make draft picks.  (SSRN)

There is only one submarine-style pitcher in the major leagues.  (Grantland)


Why are we all so darn busy? A review of Bridget Schulte’s Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time .  (New Yorker)

Nine ways to enrage some one on e-mail from Adam Grant author of Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success.  (LinkedIn)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

Recounting how George Soros broke the British Pound.   (Priceonomics)

Gary Becker is in many ways the father of modern economics.  (Tim Harford)

Why The Shawshank Redemption continues to crank out profits.  (WSJ)

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