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!


Sound financial principles don’t really change all that much.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

What is the Halo Effect?  (The Brooklyn Investor)

A dozen things learned from Guy Spier author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment.  (25iq)


Every car dealer wants to be a luxury car dealer these days.  (Economist)

How to make $500,000 on Twitter ($TWTR).  (Fast Company)

Side projects, done correctly, are awesome ways to market your startup. (Quartz)

Venture capital

Venture capital is spending more on scientific moon shots.  (NYTimes)

Ten VCs weigh in on what make for a great investor.  (Product Hunt)

Why pro-rata rights matter to startup investors.  (Mark Suster)


Nerd culture is destroying Silicon Valley.  (Quartz)

In praise of incremental innovation, the Tesla ($TSLA) edition.  (A VC)


How to overcome decision fatigue.  (Slate)

Is e-reading story time or screen time for your toddler? (NYTimes)

Why does food taste better if some one else is eating it?  (HBR)


That wasabi you are eating in all likelihood is a fake.  (Wonkblog)

How chicken wings became a star.  (NYTimes)

Jerky has gone upscale.  (Huffington Post)

Why you should never put cheddar cheese on a pizza.  (The Atlantic)

Is it ethical to cherry pick snack mix?  An excerpt from Dan Pashman’s Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious.  (Slate)


Why did whiskey overtake vodka in the mind of American drinkers?  (Quartz)

A profile of Jim Koch, the “Steve Jobs of beer.”  (The Atlantic)


How the rise of the relief pitcher has changed baseball.  (Slate)

What will it take to run a sub-2 hour marathon?  (Runner’s World)

Why are Americans so fascinated with “extreme fitness“?  (NYTimes)


Most football-related concussions are unreported.  (Vox)

Why corporate sponsors stuck by the NFL.  (Fortune)

Why is the NFL more popular than ever?  (Marginal Revolution)


The secrets of Howard Stern’s success.  (Bob Lefsetz)

Many audio recordings are at risk of disappearing.  (Vox)

Resources for aspiring writers.  (Millennial Invest)

Publishers are now trawling YouTube for new authors.  (WSJ)


The case for cheap weddings.  (Priceonomics Blog)

What makes for a stable marriage.  (Randal Olson)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Podcast Friday all about technology-led economic growth.  (Abnormal Returns)

Why market volatility matters: it makes investors do stupid stuff.   (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Bill Murray’s words of wisdom.  (The Daily Beast)

On the rise of the non-shampoo, shampoo.  (Fast Company)

Brunch is for jerks.  (NYTimes)

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