Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of joe, and enjoy our longer form reads:

The Money Shot: Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom on What Really Happened When Facebook Bought Instagram (Vanity Fair)
Turns out VCs are merely as lucky as Hedge Funds:  A Humbled Kleiner Perkins Adjusts Its Strategy (DealBook)
• Math as Myth (Nautilus)
• Foul-Weather Friends: Radical critique from an unexpected source — the head of currency trading at a major Wall Street firm (Jacobin)
• Inside the MIT media lab (FT Magazine)
• The Luckiest Village in the World (GQ)
• How are humans going to become extinct? (BBCsee also Can Humans Survive? (Daily Beast)
• The Invention of David Bowie (New York Review of Books)
• How the GOP Congressional Gerrymander Encouraged their Crazies & Hurt the Party’s National Prospects (The National Memo)
• The book that changed the world: Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog (theguardian)

Whats up for the weekend?


New Leaders Drive the Bull’s Charge
Source: Barron’s

Category: Financial Press

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5 Responses to “10 Weekend Reads”

  1. RW says:

    Full Employment: Is Labor-Saving Technology Making It Harder to Get There?

    While the high jobless numbers are partly a legacy of the Great Recession, the fact is that our economy has generated too few jobs for most of the last 30 years and is likely to continue to do so. The only viable response is a return to an idea that once animated domestic policy making: full employment, the notion that everyone who wants to work should be able to find a job, and if the market isn’t up to the task, then the government must fill the gap.

    Since I consider this issue to be so critical to the economic well-being of most American households, I’m going to start a new series that presents Q&A’s on some aspect of the problem. Here’s the first entry.

  2. call me sally says:

    “How are humans going to become extinct”

    I guess if these guys are right at least I won’t have to hear them say “I told you so”- lol

  3. VennData says:

    White House offices reopened after brief evacuation


    ​This is the only way to slow down the Obama redaction machine! Make CIA and State work by candlelight!

  4. James Cameron says:

    “Elizabeth Warren, who ranks 97th out of 100 members, refuses to be just seen and not heard. She is already bashing regulators as well as big-bank executives.”

    Freshman senator with senior pluck takes on the financial industry


  5. hue says:

    Return of the Borg: How Twitter Rebuilt Google’s Secret Weapon (Wired)

    Revenge of the Curry Brothers (WSJ) I was at VT when Dell starred. He took 3-pointers when the line didn’t exists. Dell was better than Steve Kerr, but played in Charlotte during the Jordan years. How hard is it to spot talent?