Active Managers, New Farmers and Brain Damage

(Bloomberg View) -- Welcome to September! Kick the new month off with our end-of-the-summer, pre-three-day-weekend, Non-Farm Payroll day morning train reads:

  • How Active Fund Managers Can Get Their Groove Back (Bloomberg View)
  • What Does It Cost To Start a New Farm? (Fast Company)
  • People with brain damage may make better investment decisions. (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • It’s Time To Ditch The Concept Of ‘100-Year Floods’ (FiveThirtyEight)
  • How YouTube perfected the feed (The Verge) see also The Age of 1,000 Streaming Services is Upon Us—and It’s Going to Get Ugly (Wall Street Journal)
  • Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash (Bloomberg)
  • The Simpsons Fires Its ‘Secret Weapon’ Composer After 27 Years on the Show (Vulture)
  • Driving This Weekend? Speed Cameras May Be Your Best Friend (Bloomberg View)
  • Apple's iOS dominates enterprise mobility, data shows (Computer World)
  • As summer draws to a close, a primer on beating the post-vacation blues (Washington Post) see also How to return to work: advice from entrepreneurs and CEOs (Financial Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend for the return of Laurence Juber, musicologist and guitarist extraordinaire, on the release of his latest acoustic guitar album, "LJ Can't Stop Playing the Beatles!"


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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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