Hot Links: Tech Mascots, Greece & the Goolsbee Dirt

Stuff I’m Reading this Weekend…

Michael Lewis went to Greece to uncover the story about an entire country that lied and cheated its way into the abyss.  An amazing read.  (VanityFair)

Jason Zweig: Forget inflation or deflation, focus on me-flation.  (WSJ)

John Carney collects the dirt on Obama’s new economic fall guy, Austan Goolsbee.  (NetNet)

Bank analyst/lawn gnome Dick Bove takes on the world.  Alone.  (NYT)

Mark Hulbert on what sectors may lead the next bull market.  (Barrons)

Stock Rabbi: “I’d complain about the trading range, but who’d listen?”  (StockRabbi)

The new guy running Nokia ($NOK) has his work cut out for him.  (Bloomberg)

The real first billionaire athlete: Before Tiger there was Gaius Appeleius Diocles.  (HistoryBlog)

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman has a new role – real estate developer.  (ValuePlays)

Vince Fernando’s suspects that the pendulum is swinging back to stockpicking from the macro stuff.  Hope he’s right.  (BusinessInsider)

The top ten most hated tech mascots ever.  Remember Microsoft Bob?  (InformationWeek)

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