Friday, March 13, 2015

Links for Later 3-14-15

  1. Michael Lewis follows up on Flash Boys. Charles Schwab's sales of its customers' transactions and transaction data to third parties (HFT traders and others) comes up both in the article and the book.
  2. Adam Nash of Wealthfront also has a bone to pick with Charles Schwab, citing hidden revenues in Schwab's investment strategy and sweep accounts.
  3. Saras Sarasvathy's theory of effectual entrepreneurship gets some thumbs up.
  4. Marina Warner's description of the many ways that higher ed is broken (in the UK especially, but a lot of this applies in the US as well).

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Science of Us

This series from New York Magazine takes a first-person view of several remarkable people--people like a tetrachromat, a woman with four receptors for color who sees millions of colors more than the average person,  and who has an opinion on that dress; a polyamorous genius; someone with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory; and others.