Ritholtz's Reads: The Mystery of Soy Sauce

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour a cup of joe, and enjoy our longer form weekend reading:

  • The Riddle of Tampa Bay: Harold and Jay Bowen -- who alone have managed billions for Tampa’s police and firefighters for forty years -- may be two of the greatest stock pickers of all time. (Chief Investment Officer)
  • Your Brain Is Primed To Reach False Conclusions (fivethirtyeight)
  • Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple: How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product. (New Yorkersee also Why Samsung Design Stinks (Fast Company)
  • The Austerity Con (London Review of Books)
  • Are We Smart Enough to Control Artificial Intelligence? (MIT Technology Review)
  • LeBron James Reveals Ambitious Plan to Build Hollywood Empire: “Winning Is the First Thing That Matters” (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Why science is so hard to believe (Washington Post)

  • Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity (Brain Pickingssee also Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer (NY Times)
  • The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets: How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment (The Atlantic)
  • Who is the Brian Williams of Fox News? Why, its Bill O’Reilly! (MoJo)

This weekend, be sure to checkout our Masters in Business interview with AQR founder and CIO Cliff Asness.

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