Ritholtz's Reads

The Not-So-Great Power of Positive Thinking

Here are your weekend reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French press coffee, grab a seat on the Seine and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • The Secret History of FEMA (Wired)
  • Dr. Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone (the Guardian)
  • Jamie Dimon’s $13 Billion Secret — Revealed (Vanity Fair)
  • Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalypse (Wall Street Journal)
  • After Five Decades, A Spy Tells Her Tale (Washington Post); see also A diminutive woman — and a spy who defined courage (Washington Post)
  • Don’t think too positive: Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does? (Aeon)
  • Speculation in a Truth Chamber (Philosophical Economics)
  • How Kevin Smith Makes Big Business Out of Niche Audiences (Vulture)
  • It’s the Golden Age of TV. And Writers Are Reaping the Rewards and Paying the Toll. (New York Times); see also Showtime at the Alamo (Texas Monthly)
  • The history and mystery of the high five (ESPN)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Katie Stockton, chief technical strategist for BTIG.

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