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Lessons From 2017 for a Better 2018

Here are your morning reads.

2018 gets a frosty reception.

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My first-of-2018 morning train reads:

  • The science of keeping your New Year’s resolution (Washington Post); see also Less Phone, More Nature: 34 Resolutions for a Better 2018 (MoneyBeat)
  • This guy is the face of the bitcoin bubble (Mashable)
  • Tax reform: 9 tax deductions are going away in 2018 (USA Today); see also Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law (New York Times)
  • South Florida’s Real Estate Reckoning Could Be Closer Than You Think (Bloomberg)
  • Timeless investment lessons of 2017 (MarketWatch); see also How to Lean Against the Biases in 2018 (ThinkAdvisor)
  • Pension Funds’ Dilemma: What to Buy When Nothing Is Cheap? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Legal Weed Isn’t The Boon Small Businesses Thought It Would Be (FiveThirtyEight); see also California Pot: Smoke 'Em (or Eat 'Em) If You Can Get 'Em (Bloomberg)
  • The Biggest Technology Failures of 2017 (MIT Technology Review)
  • How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything, Part III: The Economic Arctic (Bloomberg); see also How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches (New York Times)
  • The immensity of the universe, and our place in it (Syfy Wire)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek Software, and incubator of startups Trello, Stack Overflow and Glitch. Dash was an adviser to the Barack Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy.

Every major country ETF in the world was positive this year with an average return of 28%

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