Ritholtz's Reads: Better Apples and Secret Sauce
Good Saturday morning: Pour yourself a strong cup of black joe, and settle in for our long-form weekend reads:
• The Cook and the Chef: Elon Musk’s Secret Sauce (Wait But Why)
• The Discovery of Statistical Regression (Priceonomics) see also Playing the Probabilities (A Wealth of Common Sense)
• Howard Buffett Is Getting His Hands Dirty (Bloomberg)
• The Start-Up That Will Keep Health-Insurance Companies Honest: HoneyInsured uses economic research -- and a connection to HealthCare.gov -- to suggest certain plans. (The Atlantic)
• Where Does Technological Innovation Come From? (WSJ)
• Blogging: After the Gold Rush (Reformed Broker)
• The Man Who’s Trying To Build A Better Apple (Buzzfeed)
• ‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’: An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored far more detailed CIA warnings than was previously revealed before 9/11 (Politico) see also Fighting Terrorism Was the Biggest Weakness of the Bush Administration (NY Mag)
• Living and Dying on Airbnb: My dad died in an Airbnb rental, and he’s not the only one. What can the company do to improve safety? (Medium)
• The Asteroid Hunters: It’s highly unlikely that a gigantic space rock will crash through our atmosphere and destroy civilization. But it’s not impossible either. (Popular Mechanics)
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