Bacon, Brain Science and Harvard's Bad Bet
(Bloomberg View) -- My "What? A trade war?!" morning train reads:
- Dow Vigilantes (Yardeni)
- Harvard Blew $1 Billion in Bet on Tomatoes, Sugar and Eucalyptus (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- Will Active Stock Funds Save Your Bacon in a Downturn? (Morningstar)
- How brain science found its way into business school (Financial Times)
- Why Are Corporations Finally Turning Against the NRA? (the Atlantic); see also Why Corporate America Is Fleeing the NRA (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- How Quantum Computing Threatens Blockchain (National Review)
- How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads (Wired)
- Yes, bacon really is killing us (the Guardian) but see How To Do "Good Fat" Better (Wall Street Journal)
- Spotify Was a Terrible Business. Then the Record Labels Stepped In. (Bloomberg Gadfly)
- The People Who Ran the Oscars Were Almost Exclusively Men for Decades. That’s Changing. (FiveThirtyEight)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with entrepreneur and professor Luis Perez-Breva, director of MIT’s Innovation Teams program. He is the author of “Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting From a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong.”
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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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