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The Week’s Best Articles – 11/18/16

15 awesome articles to start your weekend

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Food for Thought:

  1. NYMag – Tim Robbins’s Prison Improv Classes Make Inmates Less Likely to Re-OffendYou 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.
  2. 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.
  3. NBC – We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes
  4. 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.
  5. WSJ – Pittsburgh Has a Naughty Rooster and Nobody Can Catch HimWily bird has eluded capture, but now a specialist is on his tail.


  1. 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.
  2. WSJ – Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—and His FamilyTyler 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.
  3. GOI – How to Find the Most Persistently Profitable Companies
  4. Bloomberg – U.S. Consumers Are Increasingly Defaulting on Loans Made Online – Credit DH – Fintech meet the credit cycle.
  5. CNBC – Find out if your fund manager is a ‘closet indexer’


  1. Racked – How Much Should You Really Spend on Cashmere?
  2. NYP – Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are TV’s most unlikely duo – Now this is must-see TV.
  3. 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.
  4. FCC – How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour
  5. 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.


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