Top 5 Reads of the Week | April 24, 2019

Top 5 Reads of the Week | NPRA Math Teacher’s Life Summed Up
By The Gifted Students He Mentored

by Joe Palca | NPR

“Berzsenyi is proud of what his math protégés have accomplished. Ferrell Wheeler does cryptography work for the National Security Agency…Noam Elkies became a tenured math faculty member at Harvard when he was just 26 years old. The protégés are uniformly grateful for Berzsenyi’s attention.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | BloombergHow China Turned 350 Million Millennials
Into Day Traders

by Shuli Ren | Bloomberg

“Every once in a while, China’s state-owned media outlets write front-page editorials warning against speculative trading. Unfortunately, China’s millennials have to become gamblers, lest they risk falling off the social ladder.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | New York TimesThe Most Measured Person in Tech Is
Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet

by Daisuke Wakabayashi | The New York Times

“Remarkably, for a person who oversees a website with more daily visitors than Facebook, Ms. Wojcicki has managed to keep a low profile and avoid much of the blame. Last year, when other social media executives were summoned to Congress for a scolding, she was not invited. She stayed home and campaigned against a new European Union law that could hold services like YouTube liable if their users upload copyrighted content.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | Behavioral InvestmentTen Behavioural Advantages Amateur Investors
Hold Over Professionals

by Joe Wiggins | Behavioral Investment

“There is no need to check your portfolio on a daily basis: Access and control are optically wonderful developments for investors, but almost certainly come with significant behavioural costs. They allow us to react to the random, noisy movements of our investments and exhibit our most destructive behavioural tendencies.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | The Washington Post

Why This South Carolina Teacher Quit Mid-Year
by Valerie Strauss | The Washington Post

“The systemic abuse and neglect of educators and other public service workers in the state of South Carolina should have its citizens so enraged. The unrealistic demands and all-consuming nature of the profession are not sustainable. I am still a human being. There was no time to be a functioning human being and give this job all the attention and love it deserves.”