Ritholtz's Reads: Better Apples and Secret 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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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 (Politicosee 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)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff.

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