Food for Thought:
- VF – How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down. In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope that she could still pull it off. Then, it all fell apart.
- NewYorker – Pete Wells Has His Knives Out. How the New York Times critic writes the reviews that make and break restaurants.
- WSJ – Pablo Escobar’s Son Tries to Make Amends. A child of the drug lord is now a motivational speaker, sharing lessons from a bizarre boyhood and offering apologies to drug-war victims.
- WashPo – This mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.
- NYT – What’s Really Missing From the New iPhone: Cutting-Edge Design
- TheAtlantic – The Life-Changing Magic of Turning Employees Into Shareholders. When workers own shares of their companies’ stock, business is better, pay is higher, and job satisfaction soars.
- HuffPo – Maximize Your Largest Source of Wealth This Labor Day
- WSJ – Chinese Billionaire Linked to Giant Aluminum Stockpile in Mexican Desert. Two years ago, a California aluminum executive commissioned a pilot to fly over the Mexican town of San José Iturbide, at the foot of the Sierra Gorda mountains, and snap aerial photos of a remote desert factory. He made a startling discovery. Nearly one million metric tons of aluminum sat neatly stacked behind a fortress of barbed-wire fences. The stockpile, worth some $2 billion and representing roughly 6% of the world’s total inventory.
- BusinessWeek – How the Vanguard Effect Adds Up to $1 Trillion – Credit SB –
- RCM – 10 Lessons From 10 Years In the Trenches – Credit SF – Jason Trennert, founder of Wall Street firm Strategas, reflects on the first 10 years in business.
- Medium – 0 to $640M: Non-obvious Lessons Learned at BrightRoll
- Gizmodo – All of the Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You
- 538 – The Ultimate Guide To How Much To Spend On Wedding Gifts
- BusinessWeek – The Sloppy Battle for the Future of Craft Rye. Raj Bhakta turned Whistlepig into a premier rye whiskey by selling it as a small-batch American pastoral. Now he wants to make good on the marketing in Vermont. But his partners want him out.
- NYMag – Fashion Week Contrasts: Tom Ford’s Grown-up Innovation and Kanye’s Carelessness