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!


Three mistakes investors keep making again and again.  (Morgan Housel)

Why even risk-averse investors should have some money in stocks.  (Alliance Bernstein)

In praise of satisficing when it comes to money management.  (Stumbling and Mumbling)

Personal finance

Thinking about retirement as a luxury good.  (Aleph Blog)

Middle class investors don’t need a robo-advisor they need a “financial coach.”  (WSJ)

Is there ever a case to be made for equity-indexed annuities?  (Larry Swedroe)

Gen Z needs to get to investing.  (Andy Swan)


Finance 101: buybacks, dividends, Modigliani and Miller.  (FT Alphaville)

Why institutional investors need to take greater control of their portfolios.  (Institutional Investor)

Eight lessons from launching a new wealth management practice.  (The Reformed Broker)

What good is impact investing?  (Justin Fox)

Venture capital

Bill Gurley on where there are signs of froth in the startup world.  (WSJ)

Why VCs need to play offense and get away from their e-mails.  (Both Sides of the Table)

Venture capital is a terrible investment but good for the country.  (Vox)

Five angel investors spill their secrets.  (Quartz)

The problem with convertible notes.  (Both Sides of the Table)

Why aren’t VCs looking outside of Silicon Valley for startups?  (TechCrunch)

Y Combinator is now going to become a Stanford class on startups.  (Recode)


A profile of Matt Mullenweg and the WordPress ecosystem which is “a bizarre blend of non- and for-profit.”  (Fast Company)

An interview with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple ($AAPL).  (Businessweek)

How watches are different than other technology.  (Benedict Evans)

Robots have worked their way into smaller factories.  (WSJ)


Stand up to live longer.  (Well)

Are we overdiagnosing cancer?  (WSJ)

Flu shots as a loss-leader.  (Time)


Americans are tired of long restaurant menus.  (Wonkblog)

Yum Brands ($YUM) is testing a new Vietnamese concept Bahn Shop.  (Businessweek, ibid)

Why America refrigerates its eggs and the rest of the world doesn’t.  (NPR)

Breaking down the cost of a six pack of craft beer.  (Huffington Post)


The state of the union that is the Chicago Cubs.  (NYTimes)

MLB looks like a failure only relation to the NFL.  (The Big Lead)


Your car is grossly underutilized.  (Quartz)

Sounds like everybody was excited by the debut of Formula E.  (The Verge)


Why you shouldn’t let your kids play football.  (Time)

Why it is so hard to be a football fan: insights from Steve Almond’s Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.  (Newsweek)

Big media is highly dependent on the success of the NFL.  (WSJ)


On the revival of long form content on the web.  (Newsweek)

A comprehensive look at the fall TV schedule.  (Vox)

Time slots still matter for new TV shows.  (Quartz)

On the death of the fadeout in popular music.  (Slate)


David R. Bell author of Location is Everything on why where we live still greatly affects how we shop.  (Wonkblog)

Lessons from Chris Guillebeau in his brand new book, The Happiness of Pursuit.  (Tim Maurer)

Tales from The Princess Bride. A Q&A with Carey Elwes author of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.  (The Daily Beast)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

Tracking down the real story behind Prof. Dr. Anthony Nobles.  (SIRF)

Can Robert Gates turn the Boy Scouts around?  (Esquire)

A dozen things learned from Yuri Milner.  (25iq)

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