Spy for a Day and How Google Beat Yahoo

Here are your morning reads.

We do live in interesting times; make them even more interesting with our morning train reads:

  • The Value of Active Management: A Journey Into Indexville (Philosophical Economics); see also Eager to Be Wrong (Farnam Street)
  • This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor (Vox)
  • Lessons From Losing Big (A Wealth of Common Sense); see also The Hidden Danger of Being Risk-Averse (Harvard Business Review)
  • The Most Important Investors Of All Time (The Irrelevant Investor)
  • The complete timeline to self-driving cars (Re/code); see also Autonomous-Driving Venture Targets Heavy Trucks (Wall Street Journal)
  • Poll: Election 2016 shapes up as a contest of negatives (Washington Post)
  • Here’s the advantage that keeps Silicon Valley ahead of the world (Vivek Wadhwa); see also Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the Internet (TechCrunch)
  • Cranky young sun could have kickstarted life on Earth (New Scientist)
  • Top Islamic State official suggests the militants are feeling the heat (Washington Post); see also The U.S.’s show of power against the Islamic State (Washington Post)
  • Spy for a Day: Former British intelligence officer uses espionage training to launch Your Mission, where clients get to act out their le Carré fantasies (WSJ)

What are you reading?

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