10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a float in the pool, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:

• Pop culture lionizes the dazzling brilliance of money managers on the autism spectrum. Reality rarely measures up. (Institutional Investor)
• Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech (Wired)
• Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens? A top-secret investigator known as the Savant is infiltrating online hate groups to take down the most violent men in the country. (Cosmopolitan)
• The Laws of Investing (Collaborative Fund)
• How YouTube Radicalized Brazil (New York Times) see also YouTube Is a Big Business. Just How Big Is Anyone’s Guess. (New York Times)
• A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison. (Buzzfeed)
• The Great Land Robbery: How nearly 1 million black farmers were robbed of their livelihood (The Atlantic)
• Section 230 Was Supposed to Make the Internet a Better Place. It Failed. A tiny federal statute in 1996 transformed the web into a wildly lucrative business, and became Big Tech’s favorite liability shield. It’s now under attack from all sides.(Bloomberg Businessweek)
• The Last of the Ayn Rand Acolytes: This year’s Objectivist Conference revealed that her cult of hyper-capitalism has a major recruiting problem: All the young people want to be socialists! (New Republic)
• The Moon Sits for Its Portrait (New York Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Josh Wolfe, co-founder and managing partner of Lux Capital. The venture firm was set up to support scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue unconventional solutions to the most challenging problems of our time.


Why wealth and patience appear to go hand in hand

Source: Christian Science Monitor


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