Worth Reading

What I’m Reading

Edwin Elton, Martin Gruber and Christopher Blake‘s The Investment Portfolio User’s Manual and Software (2nd ed, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2007).

Personal Research Program

Slate’s Jack Schafer on US ‘save the newspapers’ legislation.

Wired on the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine and New York Times review and excerpt.

University Commercialisation and Research

Big Universities Report Steep Investment Losses: Is this the end of the Swensen model?

The Netflix Prize research dividend as reported by Wired, Slate and The New York Times.

Are you coming to UniGateway’s launch in October for university commercialisation activities?

Tweet Memes

New Yorker video ‘Pecking Order‘ on backyard chickens.

Matt Jones’ presentation on trends in architecture and city anthropology (with thanks to Barry Saunders).

The return of chess grandmasters Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.

Dr Ken Henry’s GFC talk to the Australian Institute of Company Directors.