Ritholtz's Reads: Business Trips and the Next Amazon

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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Fascinating week. Finish it strong with our post-debate morning train reads:

  • The Anti-Reading List (Motley Fool)
  • Who Spends More: The Whole Foods or Walmart Shopper? (Priceonomics)
  • The Problem With Trying to Quantify Risk (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The Next Amazon (Or Apple, Or GE) Is Probably Failing Right Now (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Spectacular Advice: How a Warby Parker CEO gets things done. (Slate)
  • Q&A with the chairman of the Financial Planning Association, discussing fees, financial advice, market volatility and the new Department of Labor fiduciary standard (Chicago Tribune)
  • How to Stay Sane on a Business Trip (NYT)
  • Do You Really Need Rental Car Insurance? 8 Things to Know (NYT)
  • "Trump may be ascendant, but it is still unclear he can win a general election." (Slate)
  • The highly profitable, deeply adorable, and emotionally fraught world of Instagram’s famous animals (Quartz), see also See the World Through Smithsonian’s Staggering Photo Competition (Bloomberg)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Darren Walker, president of the $12 billion Ford Foundation.

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