My start of the week reads:

• 3 Men Who Made the Beatles into a Booming Business (Fiscal Times) see also The Beatles On Ed Sullivan: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! (Forbes)
• It’s Not the Earnings, It’s “The Metrics” That Really Matter (Barron’s)
• Does trend-chasing explain financial markets? (Noahpinion)
• For a Booming Economy, Bet on High Growth Firms, Not Small Businesses (Harvard Business Review) see also MINTs are fresher than BRICS, but don’t expect massive growth (The Conversation)

 

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Category: Financial Press

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5 Responses to “10 Monday AM Reads”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Couple of security articles…

    Change your passwords: Comcast hushes, minimizes serious hack (zdnet)

    Are you a Comcast customer? Please change your password.

    On February 6, NullCrew FTS hacked into at least 34 of Comcast’s servers and published a list of the company’s mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate the system on Pastebin.

    Comcast, the largest internet service provider in the United States, ignored news of the serious breach in press and media for over 24 hours — only when the Pastebin page was removed did the company issue a statement, and even then, it only spoke to a sympathetic B2B outlet….

    Hackers break into networks of 3 big medical device makers (sfgate)

    Hackers have penetrated the computer networks of the country’s top medical device makers, The Chronicle has learned.

    The attacks struck Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical sometime during the first half of 2013 and might have lasted as long as several months, according to a source close to the companies.

  2. hue says:

    Scott Reamer: Economies as Networks, Investors as Nodes (Minyanville)

    Boyfriend Rentals Are Blowing Up In China (Jezebel)

    The Hockey Schtick: Climate change is slowly but steadily cooking the world’s oceans (Quartz)

    • romerjt says:

      And here’s how that’s playing out next door in the Gulf of Maine . . the Maine shrimp season is canceled as the population has collapsed, the Small Nantucket scallops are so scarce that the price is over $30/lb, invasive crabs who like the warmer water are eating the clams, but lobsters, who do not like warm water (left Long Island a few yrs ago) are plentiful but that’s b/c the cod who dine on the baby lobsters have also left and/or been over-fished. About $100 million of disaster relief has been targeted to deal with the economic consequences on the fishing industry or as some might say global warming relief.
      http://www.workingwaterfront.com/articles/Northern-Shrimp-first-casualty-of-New-England-warming-water/15726/

      • hue says:

        I had this story queued up last year but never posted.
        Supersized Sea: Crabs, bulked up by carbon pollution, may upset Chesapeake’s balance (WaPo)

  3. swag says:

    Yves Smith says James Surowiecki is full of it and everything has become crap:

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/02/james-surowiecki-promotes-myth-consumer-empowerment-face-crappification-almost-everything.html#comments

    Helena Kallionotes on the same subject over 40 years ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRL0-JQk-Qg