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!


Why investors should impose a “cooling off period” before undertaking big portfolio changes.  (Servo Wealth)

Three ways to Think Like a Freak about your investments.  (Betterment)

A farmland investment primer.  (GMO)


Why a “fiduciary standard” for brokers is so elusive.  (Chuck Jaffe)

What Vanguard is doing to counter the threat from robo-advisors.  (RIABiz)

Personal finance

Should investors own more stocks as they approach retirement?  (Financial News via Focus on Funds)

More investors are interested in investing in farmland and timberland.  (WSJ)

Why you need a credit card.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)


A profile of Kara Swisher of  (NYMag)

A profile of legendary investor Leon Cooperman (CNBC)

A profile of Janet Yellen the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.  (New Yorker)


Jonathan Clements, “What is wealth? To me, it isn’t a particular sum of money. Rather, it’s the freedom to spend your days doing what you’re passionate about and what you think is important.”  (WSJ)

Heidi Rozen, “..remember, no one is thinking about you as hard as you are thinking about yourself. So don’t let it all worry you so much.”  (First Round Capital)

Venture capital business

Venture capital funds are becoming online businesses.  (TechCrunch)

What it is like for an entrepreneur to use an AngelList Syndicate.  (Brad Feld)

The venture capital industry is ripe for disruption.  (Institutional Investor)


What it means to be a venture capitalist.  (Charlie O’Donnell)

Billion dollar “unicorns” are overrated.  (Brad Feld)

Today’s VC investments won’t pay off for years, so why pre-judge what is happening today?  (TechCrunch)

Luck plays a huge role in success for angel investors.  (David Cohen)


The Myers-Briggs test is atheoretical and meaningless.  (Vox)

On the connection between food and mood.  (NPR)

Why is it so hard for us to be alone with our thoughts?  (WSJ)


How the likes of Dr. Oz disrupt the doctor-patient relationship.  (Vox)

Want to boost your metabolism? Cool down your bedroom.  (Well)

We are our bacteria.  (Well)


Chicken is the world’s new go-to meat.  (Wonkblog)

What it is like to live on Soylent for a month.  (The Verge)

Americans prefer to grill with gas than charcoal.  (Wonkblog)

Americans are consuming less and less milk. (WSJ)


Why NFL teams are at present money making machines.  (Vox)

Fans are not sold on the (lack of) sound for electric race cars.  (Quartz)


Algorithms are now forecasting which bands are going to break big.  (Mother Jones via @digg)

Movies are increasingly getting released on VOD before the movie has left the theaters.  (LA Times)

Dungeons and Dragons has influenced an entire generation of writers.  (NYTimes)

Has technology killed the spy thriller?  (Guardian)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

A dozen thing learned from Peter Thiel.  (25iq)

A large number of Shark Tank deals never close.  (Businessweek)

Some serious people think we need to have controls on robots.  (Business Insider)

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