10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Kicking Horse coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:

• Car Wars: A self-driving car is a computer you put your body into (Deakin University)
• The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• NAFTA and other trade deals have not gutted American manufacturing — period (Vox)
• The Man Who Kicked Off the Biotech Revolution (Nautilus)
• Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself (Antidotezine) but see Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity (Spiegel)
• The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy: You live in the Jurassic and you’ve evolved giant, diamond-shaped bone plates that stick out the top of your neck, back and tail. Why, evolution, why?? (Scientific American)
• This granular life: That the world is not solid but made up of tiny particles is a very ancient insight. Is it humanity’s greatest idea? (Aeon)
• Why ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War—And How to Fight Back (Wired) see also The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker (GQ)
• The Hollywood List Everyone Wants to Be On (The Atlantic)
• The String Theory: An obsessive inquiry (with footnotes), into the physics and metaphysics of tennis. (Esquire) see also Michael Joyce’s Second Act: David Foster Wallace 1996 profile of tennis player Michael Joyce is one of the most celebrated pieces of sports writing ever published. Since? (Longreads)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend, discussing philanthropy with Saadia Madsbjerg of the Rockefeller Foundation.



Sharpe Ratio: risk vs. return: 1970-2016.

Source: Fidelity

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