Welcome to the end of the week and another edition of Happy Hour! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your end of the week roundup of all things interesting in the land of money.
The biggest drain to worker productivity started yesterday. The theory is that we are so glued to the NCAA tournament that it’s impossible to get any work done. Well, that’s not entirely correct. A new study found that, while we love watching the games, we can still do two things at once.
Of course, the best option is just get your work done early and take the day off. Wings and basketball at the sports bar sound so much better than streaming games in the office.
Google made big news when it announced the closure of Google Reader. In an effort to be proactive, I thought I’d fill in the RSS followers, and anyone else interested, with possible replacements.
I wasted way to much time this week testing different reader alternatives. Nothing really stood out as perfect but Feedly (using) and Newsblur were honorable mentions. This Lifehacker article points out several other options. If you know of any others, tell me in the comments.
Of course, the best option is just subscribe at the bottom of this post or on the home page and get every new post emailed to you. And if you don’t, that’s okay. I won’t hold it against you…much!
- Is This Bull Market Fundamentally Driven? A Look at PE Expansion – some interesting data showing that this market may not be driven by fundamentals. What do you think?
- Is A Stock Market Bubble Brewing? – The question everyone is asking. Another look at P/E and how to look at it.
- What Matters More in Decisions: Analysis or Process? – after looking into P/E data and forecasting, here’s a great look at the decision-making process.
- Uncle Sam, Venture Capitalist – an interesting look at the role of government in financing innovation.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior – this isn’t a read. It’s a free online course by Professor Dan Ariely of Duke University. There’s even a discount book offer at the bottom of that page.