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The Best Articles of the Week – 01/13/17


Food for Thought:

  1. Thrillist – There’s a Massive Restaurant Industry Bubble, and It’s About to Burst – Credit DH –
  2. QZ – A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits
  3. WashPo – The best way to compliment your daughter?  How do you offer praise without tying your comments to body image?
  4. The Atlantic – Inside LAX’s New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit.  If the airport’s experimental team succeeds, every critical infrastructure site in the world might soon have its own in-house intel operation.
  5. FCC – I spent 3 months applying to jobs after a coding bootcamp. Here’s what I learned.  Great advice for anyone job hunting here


  1. Bronte – When do you average down?  Knowing when to put more capital into an investment that has gone down in value is among the hardest decisions an investor has to make – here’s a thoughtful exploration of the subject.
  2. WSJ – Magic Eludes Bubble-Caller Jeremy Grantham, as Assets at GMO Drop by More Than $40 Billion.  Investor Jeremy Grantham’s money management firm is cutting its workforce amid client defections.
  3. Racked – How Your Mall Sausage Gets Made in Columbus, Ohio.  Nearly every aspect of the American shopping experience can be traced back to one second-tier city in the Midwest.
  4. WSJ – Why Apple’s Critics Are Right This Time.  Apple’s seeming struggle to execute on its vision for artificial intelligence is the most pressing example.
  5. ES – Money Talk – A Nashville based apparel manufacturer opens up about the real costs of manufacturing, and how the Fast Fashion industry has numbed a generation of consumers to the real cost of apparel.


  1. BI – Your chances of being audited are probably lower than you think
  2. Eater – Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America’s Best Ramen Shops
  3. GQ – The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE
  4. WSJ – Dabo Swinney Beat Nick Saban by Being the Opposite of Nick Saban.  The Clemson coach rallied the Tigers with a fun-loving approach that ultimately toppled the hard-nosed tactician and his Crimson Tide.
  5. QZ – Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

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