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10 Weekend Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 25, 2013 @ 7:30 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

My longer form 3 day weekend reading! Pull up a cup of coffee and get ready to have your mind expanded:

Slaves to the algorithm: Our age elevates the precision-tooled power of the algorithm over flawed human judgment. This may not be such a good thing (aeon [1])
Facebook, One Year Later: What Really Happened in the Biggest IPO Flop Ever (Atlantic [2])
• The Pseudo-Business of the NCAA (priceonomics [3])
• Mandelbrot Conceived the Mathematics of Roughness (New York Review of Books [4]) see also Unknown Mathematician Proves Elusive Property of Prime Numbers (Wired [5])
• Left Behind: No break for the wounded  America does a terrible job of caring for its war veterans (The Gazette [6])
Philosopher Daniel Dennett: Seven Tools For Critical Thinking (Open Culture [7])
Bret, Unbroken: His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap was mess. Then he discovered running. (Runner’s World [8])
• The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers (Smithsonian [9])
End it like Beckham: England legend calls time on glittering career and retires (Daily Mail [10])
• Welcome to Google Island (Wired [11])

Whats up for your holiday weekend?


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[1] aeon: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/steven-poole-can-algorithms-ever-take-over-from-humans/

[2] Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/05/facebook-one-year-later-what-really-happened-in-the-biggest-ipo-flop-ever/275987/

[3] priceonomics: http://blog.priceonomics.com/post/50660332678/the-pseudo-business-of-the-ncaa

[4] New York Review of Books: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/may/23/mandlebrot-mathematics-of-roughness/?pagination=false

[5] Wired: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/05/twin-primes/all/

[6] The Gazette: http://cdn.csgazette.biz/soldiers/day2.html

[7] Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/philosopher_daniel_dennett_presents_seven_tools_for_critical_thinking.html

[8] Runner’s World: http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/bret-dunlap-discovered-running-and-it-changed-his-life?page=single

[9] Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Gut-Wrenching-Science-Behind-the-Worlds-Hottest-Peppers-208350211.html

[10] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2325558/David-Beckham-retires-football--world-exclusive.html

[11] Wired: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/on-google-island/?cid=co8085764

[12] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BLB37fcCUAA6v_l.png

[13] @matthewphilips: https://twitter.com/MatthewPhillips/status/337901835983671296

[14] Abnormal Returns: http://abnormalreturns.com/friday-links-just-because-you-can/

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