10 Great Reads for Friday

The very best content from around the Web and Fool.com.

May 2, 2014 at 11:37AM

Each day I scan the web for the top stories of the day. Here are 10 of the best articles I've seen today.

From around the Web:

1. "Why Economics Failed" by Paul Krugman
Love him or hate him, Krugman offers a compelling critique of our response to the Great Recession in this commentary. He also coins the term "treason of the nerds" (in English) to describe economists who tell the powerful what they want to hear.

2. "Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper" by Leo Mirani
This piece from Quartz asks the question: What's LinkedIn actually for?

3. "Einstein: The World As I See It" by Shane Parrish
The best thing I've read today. Albert Einstein once wrote, "The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth."

4. "Six Questions for Warren Buffett" by Dan McCrum
Here are some excellent questions to ponder in advance of the Berkshire Hathaway meeting this weekend.

5. "Exxon Sticks With Russia Despite Ukraine Sanctions" by Daniel Gilbert
A fascinating look at why ExxonMobil is forging ahead with its plans to drill in the Arctic, despite tensions between the United States and Russia.

And from Fool.com:

6. "Valuing Apple: Is the Tech Giant Still a Buy at $600?" by Daniel Sparks
A traditional valuation approach to Apple shares.

7. "Is Warren Buffett's Stock Option Reversal Hypocritical?" by Jordan Wathan
Recent remarks by Buffett appear to contradict an earlier position.

8. "BMW Unveils Its Futuristic Super Sedan -- Is This the New 9 Series?" by John Rosevear
BMW feels the luxury car market still has room for expansion.

9. "What Happened to Whole Foods Market?" by Michael Carter
Whole Foods has faced some challenges of late. What does this mean for investors?

10. "Why Are Ford's Car Sales Slipping?" by John Rosevear
Ford is selling less to rental-car companies. Here's a discussion of what this means to its business.

That's it for today, Fools. Be sure to visit Fool.com over the weekend for our coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway event.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

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That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

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