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 staying on top of the investment world is so difficult.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Factor investing as a compromise between active and passive investing.  (GestaltU)

Most financial decisions are best done after a good night of sleep.  (Chuck Jaffe)

What should be in an “investment policy statement“?  (Enterprising Investor)

It’s what you keep that matters: long term vs. short term capital gains.  (Alliance Bernstein)

Why the sequence of returns, vs. average returns, matters in retirement.  (Nerd’s Eye View)


Which is the best robo-advisor for you?  (ETF)

The number of robo-advisors is growing.  (Barron’s)

Do robo-advisors have a patent-troll problem?  (Institutional Investor)


What responsibility do index investors have in keeping markets efficient?  (Think Advisor)

Three interesting historical charts from the history of finance.  (Enterprising Investor)


What can the McLaren race team teach other businesses?  (Businessweek)

A look back at how Jerry Yang of Yahoo ($YHOO) made a bet on Alibaba ($BABA).  (Forbes)


Paul Graham, “Do not start a startup in college.”  (Paul Graham)

What stock market investors need to know about angel investing.  (OurCrowd)

A lot of angel investments fall apart between the ‘Yes’ and the close.  (David Cohen)

The many downsides of convertible notes for startup investors.  (Points and Figures)

Ten promising startups to watch.  (CNN)

How search funds differ from startups.  (Slate)


The best entrepreneurs cultivate the best habits.  (Charlie O’Donnell)

Why entrepreneurs fail: they forget to reinvent themselves.  (Herb Greenberg)

Venture capital

Venture capitalists are not your friends.  (Steve Blank)

Why VCs need to be more open with entrepreneurs.  (TechCrunch)

How some big name VCs schedule their days.  (Hunter Walk)

Will venture capitalists fund the next big breakthrough?  (Arnold Kling)


A profile of the guys who are trying to build Coinbase into the go-to Bitcoin company.  (Bloomberg)

A skeptical look at the Bitcoin movement in Jeffrey Robinson’s BitCon: The Naked Truth About Bitcoin.  (FT Alphaville)


Elon Musk thinks we need to go to Mars, permanently.  (Aeon)

An interview with Ed Hess’ Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization.  (Farnam Street)


The Ebola epidemic is stoppable. (Atul Gawande)

IUDs are the gold standard for medical contraception.  (The Atlantic, Wonkblog)

Smartphone pictures are getting integrated into medical workflows.  (GigaOM)

Why you don’t need 8 glasses of water a day.  (FiveThirtyEight)

How exercise may protect against depression.  (Well)


Six companies make 50% of the world’s beer.  (Quartz)

Chicago is a hub of barrel-aged beers.  (NYTimes)

Big Orange Juice is pulling out all the stops to combat a steady decline in consumption.  (WSJ)

Food Network is now all about cooking competitions.  (The Atlantic)


Gone Girl seems to be the movie of the weekend.  (Slate)

How Friends ruined television.  (Vox)

A review of You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas.  (New Yorker)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

A Q&A with Joshua Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management a on the launch of Liftoff.  (Abnormal Returns)

Is there a contradiction between advice telling us to save vs. invest in ourselves?  (Abnormal Returns)

Podcast Friday features a talk with Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

How American parenting is killing the American marriage.  (Quartz)

Steven Pinker author of The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century writes “Why is so much writing so bad?”  (WSJ)

There are two side to the issue of automation. Insights from Nicholas Carr’s The Glass Cage: Automation and Us.  (Farnam Street)

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