Three Longs & Three Shorts

Jul 2019
  • Short Read

    Published on 14 Jul, 2019


    Hedge Funds Are Tracking Private Jets to Find the Next Megadeal

    Author: Justin Bachman Source: Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-02/hedge-funds-are-tracking-private-jets-to-find-the-next-megadeal) That hedge funds are always data hungry is not surprising but the new ways they find to...

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    Published on 14 Jul, 2019


    Going The Distance

    Author: Guy Vidra Source: Collaborative Fund (https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/going-the-distance/) In 3L-3S, we have frequently featured The Collaborative Fund’s Morgan Housel for his lucid writing and clarity of thought. In this edition,...

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    Published on 14 Jul, 2019


    China and new tech generation shake old notions of good branding

    Author: John Gapper Source: FT (https://www.ft.com/content/4ba8c746-7bc4-11e9-8b5c-33d0560f039c) Only 22% of Searches on Amazon Include a Brand Name Author: Juozas “Joe” Kaziukėnas Source: Market Place Pulse...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 14 Jul, 2019


    Generalise, don’t specialise: why focusing too narrowly is bad for us

    Author: David Epstein Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jul/12/generalise-dont-specialise-why-focusing-too-narrowly-is-bad-for-us) In his best-selling book The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell talked about the power of...

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    Published on 14 Jul, 2019


    Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

    Author: Arthur C Brooks Source: The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline/590650/) It is no secret that age and happiness is linked. However, the relationship between age and happiness is not...

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    Published on 14 Jul, 2019


    How Football Leaks Is Exposing Corruption in European Soccer

    Author: Sam Knight Source: New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/06/03/how-football-leaks-is-exposing-corruption-in-european-soccer) Did you know that last season, according to the accounting firm Deloitte, European soccer had revenues...

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  • Short Read

    Published on 07 Jul, 2019


    The special role of arts in the day and age of machines

    Author: Kapil Viswanathan, Sangita Jindal Source: Live Mint (https://www.livemint.com/opinion) Art has witnessed the evolution of human progress over centuries and it is our ability to appreciate beauty through art that set us apart from other...

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    Published on 07 Jul, 2019


    Auto-driver to IIM case study: Pyare Khan’s journey on uncharted highway

    Author: Vivek Deshpande Source: Indian Express (https://indianexpress.com/article/india/auto-driver-to-iim-case-study-his-journey-on-uncharted-highway-5807065/) Vivek Deshpande has beautifully captured the story of Pyare Khan’s hard work,...

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    Published on 07 Jul, 2019


    Should You Take the Annunity or the Lump Sum?

    Author: Nick Maggiulli Source: Of Dollars and Data (https://ofdollarsanddata.com/should-you-take-the-annuity-or-the-lump-sum/) In the book Coffee Can Investing, co-authored by our colleagues Saurabh Mukherjea and Rakshit Ranjan, they highlight the...

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  • Long Read

    Published on 07 Jul, 2019


    How Costco gained a cult following — by breaking every rule of retail

    Author: Zachary Crockett Source: The Hustle (https://thehustle.co/costco-membership-economics) CEOs and management teams of companies are typically expected to focus on maximising shareholder value.  Here’s a company whose investors have always...

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    Published on 07 Jul, 2019


    Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway

    Author: Jaweed Kaleem Source: LA Times (https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-col1-sikh-truckers-20190627-htmlstory.html) In contrast to the preceding piece from the New York Times, the LA Times brings you a story about Indian immigrants to America...

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