Outside the Cave – The Blog:
This week, we published two original pieces:
- Ten Lessons I’ve Learned from Being an Entrepreneur
- Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run – Part 5 – Investment Process – This is the concluding piece from our five-part series on the components of a robust investment process.
Food for Thought:
- NYTimes – Addicted to Distraction. One evening early this summer, I opened a book and found myself reading the same paragraph over and over, a half dozen times before concluding that it was hopeless to continue. I simply couldn’t marshal the necessary focus.
- Serious Eats – The Case for Bad Coffee
- WSJ – This Is 40. Tiger Woods Gets Closer to the Rest of Us. It has been a humbling couple of weeks for the aging American athlete superstar.
- WSJ – Five Ways to Give Better Gifts (Backed by Science). Buying gifts is often anxiety provoking; psychologists who study gift-giving have identified why some gifts elicit joy and others polite smiles.
- VF – Gay Talese’s Advice to Young Writers. Celebrating the publication of a special edition of his legendary profile, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” the journalist discussed the state of the celebrity profile and the power of dressing well to get what you want.
- Atlantic – 2015 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Every day until Friday, December 25, this page will present one new image of our universe from NASA’s Hubble telescope.
- GoogleTalks – Barbara Corcoran: ” Shark Tank”. Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s series Shark Tank discusses entrepreneurship and her success in the real estate business.
- Medium – Basecamp Valuation Tops $100 Billion After Bold VC Investment – With tongue firmly in cheek, Jason Fried satirizes the lunacy of VC valuations currently.
- BHI – David Einhorn and Reasons Why Widely Followed Stocks Get Mispriced
- WSJ – Wall Street Goes Short on Bond Traders. No longer masters of the universe, big banks’ bond traders are taking a back seat to counterparts working for hedge funds and mutual funds.
- WSJ – Technology Helps Food Banks Handle Holiday Surge – Credit DH – Middle Tennessee charity uses software to record expiry and delivery dates
- CIO – Prof. Britt Harris and His Army of Investing Titans. – Credit MH – Texas Teachers’ CIO imparts wisdom, grooming talent from the ground up.
- WSJ – Companies Shy Away From Spending. Growth in investments limited by uneven consumer demand, global turmoil.
- TheAtlantic – The Bleak Future of College Football. The sport is becoming an enterprise where underprivileged young men risk their health for the financial benefit of the wealthy.
- WSJ – The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up. Two years after the Tesla CEO crowdsourced the idea for the Hyperloop, his dream of a ‘fifth mode’ of transportation is quickly and quietly becoming a reality, but what’s his endgame?
- THR – How Dave Chappelle Is Creating a “No-Phone Zone” for His Chicago Shows
- WSJ – When Will America Produce a Homegrown Soccer Star?. Determined to mint a global U.S. star, Major League Soccer puts its focus on local talent.
- BizWeek – Data-Mining Firm Searches for Voters by Combing High School Yearbooks. A company working for John Kasich’s super-PAC is trying to create a “social graph” of possible supporters by scanning high school yearbooks, small-town newspapers, and sports-team rosters.