Longform links: base rates December 31, 2015 Thursdays are all about longform links here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at the value of acquiring career capital. Longform links How the mess at Third Avenue Funds went down. (wsj.com) TweetPocketInstapaper A history of the Black-Scholes formula. (priceonomics.com) TweetPocketInstapaper On the importance of base rates on prediction. (thinkadvisor.com) TweetPocketInstapaper An interview with Martin Shkreli. (vanityfair.com) TweetPocketInstapaper An interview with Lawrence Creatura author of "Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager."* (valuewalk.com) TweetPocketInstapaper A profile of Jet.com and its happy workers. (nytimes.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Inside Chipotle's ($CMG) attempt to clean up its supply chain problems. (bloomberg.com) TweetPocketInstapaperSymbols: $CMG Why do companies still bother drug testing employees? (slate.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Meet the Benedictine monk of Silicon Valley. (buzzfeed.com) TweetPocketInstapaper An excerpt from Maria Konnikova's "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time."* (newrepublic.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Gary Taubes on what makes us fat.* (farnamstreetblog.com) TweetPocketInstapaper How some Brooklyn hipsters got people to pay $10 for a chocolate bar. (qz.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Don't write off the humanities just yet. (aeon.co) TweetPocketInstapaper *Link to: The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It and Long and Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager. You can support Abnormal Returns by visiting Amazon, signing up for our daily newsletter or following us on StockTwits, Yahoo Finance and Twitter.