Ritholtz's Reads: Billionaires Solving Death
Good Saturday morning. Pour yourself a hot mug of Kenya AA coffee, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads:
- Deconstructing ShadowStats. Why is it so Loved by its Followers but Scorned by Economists? (EconoMonitor)
- How tech billionaires are using money and data to solve for death (Washington Post)
- The Secret Sauce: How Buffalo Wild Wings Turned the Sports Bar Into a $1.5 Billion Juggernaut (Bloomberg)
- How Athletes Get Great: Just train for 10,000 hours, right? Not quite. Top-shelf athletic performance may be a more complicated formula than we’ve recently come to believe. (Outside)
- Satirized for Your Consumption (The Baffler)
- How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine (Mosaic)
- Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors: Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls. Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare -- fought in the 'psychosphere' rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff? (The Guardian)
- The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad (LA Times)
- How To Be Alone: Musicians Confront Solitude (NPR)
- The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending (Vanity Fair)
Be sure to check out this week’s Masters in Business podcast with Rick Ferri of Portfolio Solutions.
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