Top 5 Reads of the Week | September 11, 2019

Top 5 Reads of the Week | WSJKnowing If You Can Stomach the Next
Big Market Swing

by Jason Zweig | The Wall Street Journal

“In a real market crash, it’s a lot harder to step up and buy when every stock price is turning blood-red, pundits are shrieking about Armageddon and your family is begging you not to throw more money into the flames. Then risk is no longer a notion; it’s an emotion.”

 


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Scientific AmericanHow to Get Better at Embracing Unknowns
by Jessica Hullman | Scientific American

“Abundant evidence on human reasoning suggests, however, that when people are asked to make judgments involving probability, they often discount uncertainty. As society increasingly relies on data, graphics designers are grappling with how best to show uncertainty clearly.”

 

 


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Albert Bridge CapitalEverybody was Kung Fu Fighting?
by Drew Dickson | Albert Bridge Capital

“I think Ben is merely asking if the undying love for passive investing will become a little tainted if the markets ever decide not to go up.”

 

 


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Wall Street JournalThe Time Netflix Considered Selling Itself
to Amazon for Peanuts

by Marc Randolph | The Wall Street Journal

“That feeling—although thrilling—was also a little bittersweet. I wasn’t quite ready to hand over the keys. But when Amazon calls, you pick up the phone. Even if it’s 1998, and Amazon is nowhere near the powerhouse it is today.”

 


Top 5 Reads of the Week | The Atlantic

The End of the Roman Empire Wasn’t That Bad
by James Fallows | The Atlantic

“In Escape From Rome, Scheidel writes that “a single condition was essential” for the cultural, economic, and scientific creativity of the post-Roman age: “competitive fragmentation of power.” Today, some of the positive aspects of fragmentation are appearing all around us.”