July Reading List 2016

Dear Friends,

I'm a ferocious reader and often find myself wishing I could share things that I find interesting, but I get too lazy to copy everyone on the email.  So, I've started compiling my biased good reading material into a compact email to share with those that I think may enjoy some of the material.  Feel free to remove yourself from this list if you don't care using the safe unsubscribe below.   

Michael Steinhardt is back into the asset management business as Chairman of WisdomTree.  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2014/01/22/michael-steinhardt-wall-streets-greatest-trader-is-back-and-hes-reinventing-investing-again/#185d01e06769

All your vendors under one roof? Its like a mall for Wall Street Data.  

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-13/inside-equinix-s-ny4-data-center-where-wall-street-trades?nl=?nl=dlbk&emc=dlbkpm&emc=edit_dlbkpm_20160413

1700 Years ago, Rome fell due to the mismanagement of a migrant crisis.

http://qz.com/677380/1700-years-ago-the-mismanagement-of-a-migrant-crisis-cost-rome-its-empire/

. . . An the current refugee crisis is getting worse.

http://qz.com/681865/the-number-of-people-forced-to-flee-their-homes-in-2015-could-fill-new-york-london-and-jakarta-combined/

And what keeps me up at night and worried  . . . China's financial system: The coming debt bust

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21698240-it-question-when-not-if-real-trouble-will-hit-china-coming-debt-bust

The War on Cancer increasingly in looking winable: 

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600763/10-breakthrough-technologies-2016-immune-engineering/

And if you life in Seattle, well good luck with this Big One (this is a great read): 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one

So Why Didn't you run for President Mr. Bloomberg if you have the Answers?

http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-05-16/the-skills-schools-aren-t-teaching-but-must?cmpid=BBD051616_BIZ&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Would a Work Free World be so Bad?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/would-a-world-without-work-be-so-bad/488711/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

America loses its Mojo: Perhaps housing is over regulated? 

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/how-america-lost-its-mojo/484655/

UK Real Estate Funds didn't learn the lessons from 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-05/m-g-investments-suspends-trading-in-property-portfolio-fund

Also Books:

A good friend, recognizing my information overload and twitter habit, suggested I read Deep Work by Cal Newport. I hope you take as much away from it as I did. 

http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692

 . . . if you get into this topic, you should also read All Things Shining.

https://www.amazon.com/All-Things-Shining-Reading-Classics/dp/141659616X

Happy Reading,

Jon Liggett