Linking Up – 1/20/14

To start, a few quotes from MLK:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.”

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

 

On to some things worth reading:

Everyone’s favorite pastime is calling out economic bubbles… How do we define them? (Harvard Business Review) And why is today’s tech industry not in a repeat of the dot-com bubble? (USA Today)

Speaking of bubbles… Bitcoin was labeled a commodity – not a currency – in Finland. (Bloomberg)

An op-ed looking at greed on Wall Street, being both allured and repulsed by it. (NY Times)

It’s important to toss away biases towards certain industries… they all rise and fall with time. (Reformed Broker)

Great investing outlook summaries… I totally agree with both of these! (Crossing Wall Street and Oddball Stocks)

An awesome take by Altucher on the psychological lessons found in (one of my ultimate pump-up songs) “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. (The Altucher Confidential)

Chasing after Spotify’s market; looking at new entrants into streaming music. (WSJ)

Important things to note about what happened to net neutrality. (GigaOM)

Some reviews of what happened in economics and earnings last week. (The Big Picture and Avondale Asset Management)

 

Lastly, here are two long-forms I enjoyed, totally unrelated to anything on this blog:

A look at the anomalistic history of treating mental health in a tiny, old town in Belgium called Geel, located about an hour from Antwerp.  (Aeon Magazine)

A writer’s journey to the far side of the world in search of a modern-day miracle, found in the form of a boy who did nothing but meditate for nearly 10 months. (GQ)

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