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The Week’s Best Articles – 9/30/16

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Food for Thought:

  1. TexasMonthly – Are You Ready to Meet Your Fixer Uppers?  This is clearly going to be this week’s most popular article so might as well put at #1…How Chip and Joanna Gaines are renovating Waco’s reputation one home at a time.
  2. Tennessean – As the Lumineers fly high, their East Nashville label stays under the radar – Credit WS – 
  3. NewYorker – Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect
  4. WFU – Arnold Palmer’s commencement address.  When I graduated from Wake Forest, Arnold Palmer was our commencement speaker. In light of his passing this week, it was wonderful to reflect again on the wisdom he shared on a very warm May morning.
  5. AT&T – AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson addresses the Racial Tension in American Society – Credit JF – Take 11 minutes and watch the CEO of AT&T’s honest and heartfelt discussion of race in America.


  1. Bloomberg – How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money – Credit SF – When Wall Street’s most aggressive bank took on the world’s most incendiary client, someone was going to make a killing.
  2. BronteCap – Comments on investment philosophy – part one of hopefully a few…  How hard is it to truly be a value investor?
  3. ZH – Morgan Stanley Lists The Ten Excuses Hedge Funds Give For Bad Performance
  4. Economist – Look, no claims! – Credit DH – Self-driving cars are set radically to change motor insurance
  5. BusinessWeek – Everybody Thinks They’re Middle Class.  People think they are middle-class, whether they make $22k or $200k


  1. NewCoShift – Here’s What Happens When You Give $1,000 to Someone in Extreme Poverty
  2. WashPo – Chip Kelly, football’s most intriguing figure, is also its most unknown
  3. BizWeek – Spotify Is Perfecting the Art of the Playlist.  Matt Ogle explains why 30 songs is the perfect length for your next mix.
  4. WSJ – Are You Fit for Surgery? Hospitals address diabetes, anemia, mental health before surgery to prevent complications, save money.
  5. RyderCup – American Fan Calls Shot, Sinks Putt That McIlroy Couldn’t.  A heckler’s bluff is called rises to the challenge.

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