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!


Retail investors back but are doing things differently this time around.  (Josh Brown)

James Montier on the mistake that is the idea behind shareholder value maximization.  (CFA Institute)

The ugly story of how the hype around marijuana-related penny stocks went bad.  (Men’s Journal via FT Alphaville)

Why you need to wary of financial advice.  (Brian Lund)

Personal finance

Some states provide 529 plan investors with big incentives.  (Morningstar)

Millennials are embracing the 401(k) plan.  (Time)

Four basic propositions for investing in retirement.  (Rekenthaler Report)

An interview with Bill Sharpe on longevity and our need to save more.  (AAII)


Tom Murphy taught Warren Buffett much of what he knows about management.  (Quartz)

In Amazon ($AMZN) vs. big publishers you should be on the side of Amazon.  (Vox also Justin Fox)

How SpaceX became a real space exploration company.  (Quartz)


A dozen things learned from Steve Blank about lean startups.  (25iq)

A few non-obvious things as a new VC.  (Matt Turck via @mattermark)

Why it is sometimes better to sell a startup for $20 million instead of $200 million.  (Business Insider)

A review of Louis C. Gerken’s The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing: Empowering Economic Growth and Investment Portfolios.  (Enterprising Investor)


A wide-ranging discussion with Marc Andreessen about a bright future.  (NYMag)

Just in case you forgot, e-mail is huge.  (Medium)

Google Scholar is 10 years old.  (Medium)


How to turn your anxiety into a productivity booster.  (Fast Company)

How to be 10% happier. Insights from Dan Harris’ 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story.  (Farnam Street)

Facts are stubborn things, then again so are our brains.  (Above the Market)


America loves the half marathon.  (WSJ)

Your favorite tunes can make a high intensity workout more bearable.  (Well)

The story of Randy Lanier, race car champion and drug kingpin.  (Jalopnik)


How hockey got Moneyballed.  (Motherboard via @digg)

Jeremy Roenick is dealing with the consequences of a concussion-filled career.  (Business Insider)


The PG-13 rating has becoming increasingly meaningless.  (Wonkblog)

Big theater chains are increasingly getting exclusives on first-run films.  (WSJ)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Podcast Friday looks at ballooning fees and managing your 401(k) plan. (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Why fully autonomous self-driving cars may never happen.  (Slate)

The race is on to find organic pesticides.  (WSJ)

Craft brewers are naturals for crowdfunding.  (Fortune)

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