Thursday links: tolerating errors March 16, 2017 Review: The self-help movement is coming under fire in books like Svend Brinkman’s Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze. (NYTimes) Quote of the Day "In no other field do we tolerate error as much as we do in medical care." (Alex Tabarrok ) Chart of the Day Solar energy is going mainstream as co-ops ramp up capacity. (via VW) (electric.coop) Strategy Treasury bonds are a better hedge against stock market declines than gold. (priceactionlab.com) TweetPocketInstapaper What happens when you combine risk parity with trend following? (allocatesmartly.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Offers "Nudge" by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein is just $1.99 for the Kindle. (amazon.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Tax season is here. Don't wait. Get TurboTax Deluxe from Amazon. (amazon.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Amazon has put its Fire Tablet Essential Bundle on sale. (amazon.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Pre-order one of the most anticipated novels of 2017: "Startup: A Novel" by Doree Shafir. (amazon.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Companies Starboard Value is done with Macy's ($M) stock. (reuters.com) TweetPocketInstapaperSymbols: $M Shopify ($SHOP) has quietly become a backbone of e-commerce. (fortune.com) TweetPocketInstapaperSymbols: $SHOP Finance Virtu Financial ($VIRT) in talks to buy KCG Holdings ($KCG). (wsj.com) TweetPocketInstapaperSymbols: $VIRT $KCG Bill Ackman and the beauty of permanent capital. (bloomberg.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Economy Weekly initial unemployment claims are still trending at low levels. (calculatedriskblog.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Rising interest rates are getting home buyers off the sidelines. (thereformedbroker.com) TweetPocketInstapaper How the Fed has set itself up for the rest of the year. (bloomberg.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Earlier on Abnormal Returns Startup links: opportunistic investments. (abnormalreturns.com) TweetPocketInstapaper What you missed in our Wednesday linkfest. (abnormalreturns.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Personal finance links: a hedge against surprises. (abnormalreturns.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Our March book link-related round-up. (abnormalreturns.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Here is a recent interview I did with Advisor Websites about writing a financial advisor blog. (advisorwebsites.com) TweetPocketInstapaper The death of amateur bracketology and the paradox of skill. (abnormalreturns.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Mixed media Netflix ($NFLX) is casting a wide net for new documentary films. (nytimes.com) TweetPocketInstapaperSymbols: $NFLX Netflix ($NFLX) is going into the blockbuster business. (bloomberg.com) TweetPocketInstapaperSymbols: $NFLX You can support Abnormal Returns by visiting Amazon, signing up for our daily newsletter, liking us on Facebook or following us on Yahoo Finance, LinkedIn, Medium, StockTwits and Twitter.