Dec 5, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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Dec 5, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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Why does Thursday feel more of a hump day than Wednesday? Here’s today’s reads

Icahn (my fav HF dude) strikes the Apple – actually, he blinked. He filed a “precatory” (desired/wish) proposal for a 50 – 150bn stock buy back (http://ti.me/1gHeCvD with good comments here http://nyti.ms/1bKe09f);

Shazam is using user data to predict 2014’s top lists – what do you think? (http://onforb.es/IE2lvY);

Big Data Big Data Big Data – how it might turn hiring people into hiring robots – HBR does a good job dissecting the nuances (http://s.hbr.org/IJAk6E);

Yale Psych prof argues that current “objectification” thesis is too simple; argues that there is a much stronger connection between seeing the body (the objectifying) and a – positive moral – emotional response. (http://nyti.ms/1gHgwMM & Slate comments that the “empathy” we gain from seeing the body in a sexual context may inspire us to treat people better http://slate.me/IKEw5G);

Palantir’s latest fundraising values is at $9Bn; Palantir does intelligence work for intelligence agencies such as the CIA (http://buswk.co/1gHho3Q);

Traffic on the freeway (thanks Michael! http://bit.ly/1gHlrNM – drive safe)

Original Evernote Link (http://bit.ly/1hAjSEl)

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