Ritholtz's Reads

Bitcoin, Viruses, Losers and Saving the World

Here are your morning reads.

My short-week morning train reads:

  • The 21 Club: 401(k) investors can thank just 21 superstar stocks for driving the big gains in their retirement savings accounts this year (USA Today)
  • Can Bitcoin Survive an Apocalypse? (Bloomberg)
  • When a 10 Percent Gain Makes You Feel Like a Loser (MoneyBeat)
  • The Great Twitter De-Verification of 2017 (Ringer)
  • Tesla Keeps Scaring the Other Automakers (Bloomberg View); see also Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck (Wall Street Journal)
  • Amazon seller lost $400,000 in sales after being attacked by self-proclaimed "virus of Amazon" (CNBC)
  • Post-9/11 U.S. War Costs Will Soon Top $5.6 Trillion (Government Executive)
  • Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? (New Yorker)
  • 39 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago (Medium)
  • The Harvard professor of Bob Dylan studies: "My thesis is that he has become Odysseus" (the Guardian)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Greg Sands, founder of Costanoa Ventures. Sands was the first product manager at Netscape Communications, where he wrote the initial business plan and coined the name “Netscape.”

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