Weekend Links

Friendship

My Dad’s Friendship with Charles Barkely (WBUR)

What are Friends for? (NYT)

Investing

Just in Case (Humble Dollar)

Index-Investing (Bloomburg)  A good defense here against recent critics

First, it costs less — often much less. High fees are a drag on returns; compounded over decades, they lead to a 20 to 30 percent penalty on total returns. Next, the alternative is active-stock or mutual-fund selection or some form of market timing. Academic research overwhelming shows that the vast majority of investors lack the skills or discipline to do that. Attempts at outperformance invariably lead to underperformance. Last, even among those who have the requisite skills, the discipline and emotional control necessary to successfully manage money is intermittent at best, absent at worst.

Football

Gridiron Genius (What I’m Reading Now)

Pep Gardiola and Manchester City: A Case Study (The Sport Journal)

From the Deputy Chief Executive: The Matildas’ World Cup opportunity

Atlanta United (Sky Sports)

Career

On Greatness (White Lion Performance)

Some people are impressive and motivational in their achievements and messages, but the practice of true Greatness is a rarity.

The Trouble With Girls: Obstacles to Women’s Success in Medicine and Research (thebmj)

Warren Buffett: The Three Things I Look for in a Person (Farnam Street)

“You’re looking for three things, generally, in a person,” says Buffett. “Intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two. I tell them, ‘Everyone here has the intelligence and energy—you wouldn’t be here otherwise. But the integrity is up to you. You weren’t born with it, you can’t learn it in school.”

The End of An Era (The Guardian)