Things I read last week… (WB 27 September 2021)
“If the IPO process is like a debutante ball, the top investment banks are akin to a finishing school. They help gussy up companies, teach them proper manners like how to do GAAP accounting, and bring them around to call on prospective investors and eventually debut to society. This is the role investment banks have played for decades, but in recent years this dynamic has begun to break down.”
Company narratives and how tech IPOs are changing.
The 2021 edition of Stanford’s AI100 five-yearly study of AI. [PDF]
A critical multi-article report on whether deep learning will be able to achieve general intelligence.
Post COVID, senior developers are quitting in droves. (Possibly to start new things.)
Bain’s technology report 2021.
Fed paper on whether inflation expectations matter for actual inflation. [PDF]
A review of Banking-Crisis Interventions, 1257-2019, by Yale School of Management. [PDF]
The history of Teletext. [YouTube]
The US CDC on Zombie preparedness.