15 awesome articles to start your weekend
Food for Thought:
- NYMag – Tim Robbins’s Prison Improv Classes Make Inmates Less Likely to Re-Offend. You can imagine how this idea was received 10 years ago, but here’s the pitch: A tenacious British actress teams up with Oscar winner Tim Robbins to bring acting classes to maximum-security prisons.
- BusinessWeek – The Spy Who Added Me on LinkedIn – Credit SF – Russia had operatives in New York for years, from Wall Street to the UN. Now one is headed to prison.
- NBC – We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes
- FS – Creating a Growth Mindset in the Workplace. Fixed-mindset leaders, like fixed-mindset people in general, live in a world where some people are superior and some are inferior. They must repeatedly affirm that they are superior, and the company is simply a platform for this.
- WSJ – Pittsburgh Has a Naughty Rooster and Nobody Can Catch Him. Wily bird has eluded capture, but now a specialist is on his tail.
- Economist – The barbarian establishment. – Credit DH – Private equity has prospered while almost every other approach to business has stumbled. That is both good and disturbing.
- WSJ – Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—and His Family. Tyler Shultz says he wanted to shield reputation of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Theranos director and his grandfather; $400,000 in legal fees.
- GOI – How to Find the Most Persistently Profitable Companies
- Bloomberg – U.S. Consumers Are Increasingly Defaulting on Loans Made Online – Credit DH – Fintech meet the credit cycle.
- CNBC – Find out if your fund manager is a ‘closet indexer’
- Racked – How Much Should You Really Spend on Cashmere?
- NYP – Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are TV’s most unlikely duo – Now this is must-see TV.
- FWF – How America Grew to Love Benihana. Rappers name-drop it. Aziz Ansari and Tyrese Gibson celebrate it. Inside the cult following of the greatest teppanyaki chain to ever exist.
- FCC – How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour
- NYT – ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found. Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.