10 Weekend Reads

Pour yourself a mug of strong Joe, settle into your favorite easy chair, and get ready for another great set of longer form weekend reads:

• The Silicon Valley Boys Aren’t Just Brilliant—They’re Part of a Comedy Revolution (Wired)
• The Lobbyist Who Made You Pay More at the Drugstore (Wendell Potter)
• Learning Larry Page’s Alphabet: When Google became Alphabet, the rationale seemed simple: that a company of companies can innovate faster than a single large beast. But that’s only the start (Fast Company) see also Andy Grove And The iPhone SE (Stratechery)
• Machines That Will Think and Feel (WSJ)
• House Arrest: How Low Inventory Is Slowing Home Buying (Trulia)
• You won’t believe how Nike lost Steph Curry to Under Armour (ESPN)
• Where did ISIS come from? The story starts here. (Boston Globe)
•  Spitfire funds: The ‘whip-round’ that won the war? (BBC)
• Fatal mistakes: Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. They are reprimanded. Do they also deserve support? (Vox)see also What Are the Chances? It was supposed to be a simple operation at one of Boston’s greatest hospitals. It turned out to be anything but. (Boston Magazine)
• Sugar tax: how will it affect behaviour? (Behavioural Insights Team)


Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with University of Pennsylvania professor Phillip Tetlock, author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.   


Global Currencies Soar, Defying Central Bankers

Source: WSJ



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