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Weekend Link Roundup – Vol. 26 (Oct 29-30, 2016) – Halloween Edition


Happy Halloween weekend! Here are some reads to take your mind off candy and how sad your last-minute costume is 🙂


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.”


  • The economic theory behind why Americans spend more money on Halloween during presidential election years (Quartz)
  • Halloween Candy Sales Are Sending Good Economic Signals (Bloomberg)
  • The Economics of Halloween (Credit Loan)
  • How Microsoft Made Its Stock Great Again (Fortune)
  • Why Investors Must Be Contrarians to Outperform The Market (25iq)
  • 50 Companies to Watch in 2017 (Bloomberg)
  • Chipotle Eats Itself (Fast Company)
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk Aims to Make Solar Panels as Appealing as Electric Cars (WSJ)
  • BLACKROCK: Climate change is going to move a huge amount of money and not enough people are paying attention (Business Insider)
  • Book Review of “A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy” (Prospect Magazine)
  • Black Monday Revisited: Lessons From 29 Years of Market History (PIMCO Blog)
  • 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett (Investopedia)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Michael Lewis (Tim O’Hearn)
  • Floats and Moats (Old School Value)
  • Aswath Damodaran: “Valuation: Four Lessons to Take Away” | Talks at Google (YouTube)

What are you reading this weekend? Drop a link in the comments or shoot me an email.