My afternoon train reading:

• Some Investing Stories Sound Good Until You Analyze Them (NYT)
• Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger Shows a Golden Touch (BusinessWeek)
• Another cheater wins on Wall Street (MarketWatch) see also On Wall Street Crime Pays 350% IRR (Zero Hedge)
• Is the stock market in Wonderland? (CNN/Money)
• What Ballmer Can’t Get Right (PC Magazine) see also PC Industry Fights to Adapt as Tablets Muscle In (NYT)
• Facebook continues to disappoint (MarketWatch)
• Why NSA Surveillance Will Be More Damaging Than You Think (Atlantic)
• WTF? Bacteria in Brains Suggest Alzheimer’s-Gum Disease Link (Bloomberg)
• Toss Your Old Phone? Think Again (WSJ)
The Encyclopedia of Life: Animals that travel in schools, towers, bloats and more (TED)

What are you reading?

 

Big Question Hangs Over Small-Caps
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Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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4 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. Mike in Nola says:

    Almost daily dose of anti-MSFT diatribes arrives.

    Dvorak’s role is life is to be the grumpy old guy who trashes everything. Yes, most people in the MSFT sphere thought Windows RT was a bad idea, esp. when a few months later, you could get get a very usable Win8 tablet that’s lighter than an iPad with a 10 hour battery life and runs old and new programs.

    But, Dvorak is something of an entertaining joke among techies. Binging “what Dvorak got wrong” spits out this link as the first hit.
    http://www.robhyndman.com/2006/02/25/why-john-c-dvorak-is-wrong-about-apple/

    And then there’s the guys at the NYT, who as some wag remarked, whose response to the news that MSFT had found a cure for cancer would be: “Well, cancer ain’t that bad.”

    Here’s a pretty rational current column about what’s wrong with Win8 by someone who is pretty well respected in tech circles for actually being very knowledgeable about hardware and software.
    http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-one-year-later-10-mistakes-microsoft-made-and-how-they-plan-to-fix-things-7000018697/

  2. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    re: What Ballmer Can’t Get Right (PC Magazine)

    The Dvorak article ends with the sentence, “When it announces more bad news in the future, we will all be left wondering why the company wouldn’t bite the bullet..”

    That is the wrong question and when you ask a wrong question, you rarely get a correct answer.

    The right question to ask is, imo, why is Mr. Ballmer still the CEO? Microsoft has been stagnating for years, watching major new technology market trends pass right by them.

    Yet Mr. Ballmer is still running the company.

    Why?

  3. Joe says:

    Interesting about mouth bacteria inna brain associated with and possibly causing Alzheimer’s. I’ve read something similar on back pain/joint pain and mouth bacteria discovered at the site of injuries or wear, where increased blood flow is associated with the body trying to repair itself. My dentist doses me with antibiotics prior to cleaning my teeth ever since I got a new knee and the surgeon waited 30 days post my last dental work…….

    This could get exciting….