Ritholtz's Reads: Asset Management's Big Problem

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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It's that time of the week! Settle into your favorite chair, pour yourself a hot mug of Tanzanian Peaberry‎, and enjoy our long-form weekend reads:

• Inside These Hedge Funds, Special Money Managers for the Boss (Bloomberg

• Sounds like a hit: the numbers game behind Spotify cover songs (The Vergesee also Pop economics and the rebirth of the cover song (Kottke

• Uncoachable: Underperformance and egos are asset management’s biggest flaws (Chief Investment Officer

• The Future and How to Survive It (Harvard Business Review

• How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire (Inc.) 

• This is why we write stories (Poynterbut see I am not a story: Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative? (Aeon

• Anthony Bourdain’s World Domination: Forty-eight hours in Kuala Lumpur with the luckiest chef turned writer turned professional wanderer on the planet. (Men’s Journal

• Why We Can’t Get Over Ourselves: Exposing the reasons we fail to understand the minds of others. (Nautilus

• The hard problem – The most profound scientific mystery of all: the one that defines what it means to be human (The Economist

• Matt Duffy: The New Kid (Players’ Tribune

What are you reading? 

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Source: WSJ

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