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Weekend Link Roundup – Vol. 23 (Oct 1-2, 2016)

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Happy October! Check out what I’ll be reading below:

Books

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

New York Times Bestseller and a summer reading pick from President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. Sapiens is a a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

Links

  • CHINA’S AMBITIOUS PLAN TO MAKE THE YUAN THE WORLD’S GO-TO CURRENCY (BLOOMBERG)
  • INVESTING TO AVOID THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING WRONG (AAII)
  • BUFFETT PROMISES SILENCE ON WELLS FARGO… FOR NOW (INVESTOPEDIA)
  • THE PENNY STOCK CHRONICLES (THE INTERCEPT)
  • HOW ARNOLD PALMER REVOLUTIONIZED THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS (WSJ)
  • ELON MUSK OUTLINES PLANS FOR MISSIONS TO MARS (WSJ)
  • HOW DO ETFS WORK? (VANGUARD)
  • A QUICK DEUTSCHE ‘SPLAINER (DAN DAVIES VIA MEDIUM)
  • HOW GOLDMAN SACHS LOST $1.2 BILLION OF LIBYA’S MONEY (BLOOMBERG)
  • HOW ACTUAL NUTS AND BOLTS ARE BRINGING DOWN OIL PRICES (BLOOMBERG)
  • TOP WARREN BUFFETT BOOKS AND RESOURCES (THE BALANCE)
  • WHY GETTING RICH QUICK OFTEN DOESN’T SOUND CRAZY (WSJ)
  • 5 LESSONS FROM MICHAEL BURRY (GURUFOCUS)
  • WORLD’S LARGEST COMPANIES: 2016 VS. 2006 (THE ECONOMIST VIA THE BIG PICTURE)

I just started reading Sapiens (which has gotten awesome reviews and was on Bill Gates’s Summer Reading List). Has anyone else read it? Share your thoughts in the comments or shoot me an email.