This week’s highlights: Finding dinner reservations, a 7 month sprint to profits, and Pistol Pete Maravich.
Happy Friday from the Detroit airport and a long week spent studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst examination at the University of Windsor, Ontario.
Food for Thought:
- Bloomberg – Why You Can Never Find a Dinner Reservation for 7 P.M. Online – Credit DH – Nick Kokonas, the innovator behind online ticketing system Tock, discusses the revolution in reservations.
- NewYorker – Why J. Crew’s Vision of Preppy America Failed. Unlike many a beleaguered retailer, most of J Crew’s woes are self inflicted with high prices and ugly designs. The woes of Icarus again strike Mickey Drexler.
- Nautilus – Why Men Don’t Live as Long as Women. It’s the testosterone, don’t you know.
- NYT – A Chicken That Grows Slower and Tastes Better
- Tennessean – Chris Stapleton is keeping his boots on the ground after meteoric rise
- Greylock – The New Moats Why Systems of Intelligence are the Next Defensible Business Model
- YahooFinance – Warren Buffett’s money managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, speak
- AH – Morgan Stanley Purges Vanguard Mutual Funds. Difficult to make the case you are looking out for investors best interest when your remove the lowest cost fund operator from your lineup.
- NYT – A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line
- FirstRound – From Burning Millions to Turning Profitable in Seven Months — How HotelTonight Did It
- NYT – How to Protect Your Privacy as More Apps Harvest Your Data
- FBCG – Delivering a Difficult Message: Performance Feedback in a Family Business
- NYT – Letter of Recommendation: ‘Pistol Pete’s Homework Basketball’
- WSJ – Tottenham Runs Away From Its Past. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has transformed the club by playing a higher-intensity style.
- EnGadget – How Microsoft’s Surface went from flop to serious contender It took Microsoft five years to become a full-fledged competitor to Dell and HP.