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10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morning. Pour yourself a strong cup of joe, and settle in for our longer form, weekend reads:

• What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs (NYT Magazine)
• China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers  (Bloomberg)
• The most powerful financial regulators in the world — and they never asked for the job (Medium)
• Why the Oil Rout Has Spread Economists See Benefits of Cheaper Oil. But Before the Gain, Markets Feel the Pain (WSJ)
• Can the stock market save millennials? ‘Depression babies’ must not run away from investing in stocks because it is their safest long-term bet, says Patrick O’Shaughnessy, the author of Millennial Money (The Guardian)
• Playing Chicken: Antibiotics made modern farming possible. By abusing them, we risk everything (The Walrus)
• ‘Asteroids’ and The Dawn of the Gamer Age (Daily Beast)
• The Problem with Music (The Baffler)
• Livin’ Thing: An Oral History of ‘Boogie Nights’(Grantland)
• Can You Survive the Navy Seal Workout? (Outside)

Whats up for the holiday weekend?



Bitcoin’s Collapse Is Worse Than the Ruble’s

Source: Quartz

Category: Financial Press

Stephen Colbert Signs Off

On his late night show on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert made fun of news, and he made news. New York Times journalists bid farewell to the blow-hard character he created.

Goodbye, Stephen Colbert


Here’s Every Time Stephen Colbert Broke Character

Category: Humor, Television, Video, Weekend

Succinct Summations of Week’s Event’s 12/19/14

Succinct Summations week ending December 19th Positives: 1. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had the biggest daily back-to-back gains since March 2009. 2. Despite last week’s selloff — the biggest in over two years — the S&P 500 is up for the month of December. 3. Industrial production rose 1.3% vs expectations for a 0.7%…Read More

Category: Markets

Climate Change in Perspective

Amazing interactive Climate Change infographic is jaw droppingly beautiful:   click for awesome interactive graphic via Bloomberg      

Category: Digital Media, Science

The Lessons of Mr. Market, Philosopher in Chief

Once again, the markets prove that nobody knows nuthin’. Following a bit of oil-driven turmoil the past few weeks, financial markets took off on Wednesday and Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had the biggest daily back-to-back gains since March 2009. Underinvested fund managers, short-sellers and even long-only, fully invested money managers worried that…Read More

Category: Markets, Philosophy

10 Friday AM Reads

The week is coming to an end, as is the calendar year. I am off to sunnier climes for a few weeks, and probably wont have much to say until the new year. Here is one of our last morning train reads to round out the year: • How North Korea, one of the world’s…Read More

Category: Financial Press

W113: Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

I am a big fan of the Pagoda — a classic design, still reasonably priced for enthusiasts:   Source: Classic Driver Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries

Wedged between Cyprus and Turkey — Go America!   Source: National Geographic

Category: Digital Media, Really, really bad calls, Science

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Best Thing for Active Managers? Passive Investors. — As institutions slash active mandates, managers on both sides of the active versus passive argument rejoice. (Chief Investment Officer) • The Reformed Broker talks markets and investing (Vanguard) •  The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014 (Stratechery) • What Life in…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Josh Brown on SoulCycle


Source: CNBC

Category: Humor, Sports, Video