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!


A dozen things learned about investing from Jeffrey Gundlach.  (25iq)

Why most investors are unable to sustain a quant value approach.  (Alpha Architect)

The story of how Mathew Martoma, Dr. Sid Gilman and Steve Cohen got entangled in an insider trading scheme.  (New Yorker)

Personal finance

Why managing your money in retirement is so difficult.  (Aleph Blog)

An interview with Josh Brown about the launch of Liftoff.  (ETF)


Splitting co-founder equity is no easy task.  (Digitopoly)

Five stories of businesspeople who left Corporate America for their own, more personal, gigs.  (Outside via Slugball)


Dave Pell, “We’re all dying for human connection on the web”  (TechCrunch)

An excerpt from Nicholas Carr’s The Glass Cage: Automation and Us.  (Longreads)

Christopher Mims, “There is no Moore’s law for batteries.”  (WSJ)


To better learn, the brain wants variation.  (Well)

What is your preferred mental model?  (Enterprising Investor)

How high performers experience stress.  (TraderFeed)

Six lessons learned from Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow.  (Morgan Housel)


Should Starbucks ($SBUX) go organic?  (Modern Farmer)

The bacon boom was no accident.  (Businessweek)

How yogurt could one day be used to replace colonoscopies.  (Technology Review)

Science says New York City water make their bagels the best.  (Quartz)


Just how normal is your alcohol consumption?  (Slate)

The rise and fall of Miller Brewing: an excerpt from William Bostwick’s The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer.  (Belt Magazine via Digg)


Baseball has been dying forever.  (Grantland)

What tech company most resembles your favorite NFL team?  (Medium)

Is there a TV sports bubble?  (Felix Salmon)


On the genius (or not) of Mike Judge’s Idiocracy.  (kottke)

How technology is changing the types of movies (and shows) we see.  (Recode)

Want to make a hit song? Make sure it includes backup vocals.  (Businessweek)

Saturday morning network cartoons are no more.  (Gizmodo)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Podcast Friday looks at whether VCs can disrupt academia.  (Abnormal Returns)

The financial blogosphere is an imperfect meritocracy: a look at some posts worthy of additional attention.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Why schools need to teach ‘grit.’  (Vox)

A profile of Bose on its 50th anniversary.  (Telegraph via @mediaredef)

An excerpt from Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.  (Slate)

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