Saturday Links: 16-20 January 2017

This week I liked three articles/blog posts in particular.

How Deutsche Bank Made a $462 Million Loss Disappear -- Bloomberg Businessweek -- Excellent investigative article shedding light on a dubious 2008 deal between Deutsche Bank and Monte Dei Paschi that threw the Italian private bank into jeopardy and Deutsche into a sustained legal battle.

Taming the Chaebols -- Project Syndicate -- Insightful commentary by Korea University professor Lee Jong-Wha on the power of chaebols, South Korea's large and mostly still family-owned conglomerates. With the impeachment of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye and her government trapped in a web of corruption, this is a timely and interesting read about the connections between the chaebols, including Samsung Electronics (which makes up 20% of the country's GDP), and South Korean politics.

Fundamental Principles of Statistics -- Frank Harrell: Statistical Thinking -- Short blog post by Mr. Harrell listing principles that he follows in his practice of statistics, and which I fully share. If your work entails statistical analysis (and how to communicate the results), you'll most likely agree, too.