Notes: Insights from Tom Verducci’s The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse on how the Cubs built a World Series winner and why building a dynasty is nearly impossible.  (Slate)

Quote of the Day

"The marketplace for ideas is faltering...What seems to have gone missing is the sharing ethic that existed when the blogosphere and Twittersphere and social bookmarking were young."

(Druce Vertes)

Chart of the Day

Financial conditions don’t always move with interest rates.