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The Week’s Best Articles – 12/02/16

15 awesome articles to start your weekend

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Food for Thought:

  1. HBR – How to Write Email with Military Precision
  2. VF – The Trials and Triumphs of Santorini’s Atlantis Books . . . and the New Threat to Its Existence.  In 2002, a couple of college juniors vacationing on the Greek island had a wild, wine-fueled idea: let’s open a bookstore! Thus began the saga of Atlantis Books.
  3. NYT – While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks
  4. WSJ – The Need to Read.  Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small
  5. Woodmont – The Best Books of 2016.  In case your holiday shopping list includes a book or two, below is a list of the Woodmont team’s top reads in 2016


  1. Bloomberg – Q&A With Jack Bogle: ‘We’re in the Middle of a Revolution’
  2. GuardianUK – The Big Short: is the next financial crisis on its way?.  Steve Eisman saw the last crash coming and was portrayed in an Oscar-winning film. Now he believes Europe’s banks, especially Italy’s, are at risk.
  3. Bloomberg – Private Equity Cash Piles Have Nowhere to Go as Prices Jump
  4. 25IQ – A Dozen Things Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Learned From See’s Candies
  5. CIO – Institutional Investors ‘Confident’ in Return Expectations.  Asset owners surveyed by Fidelity reported strong chances of excess return despite market uncertainty.


  1. Verge – Delivery Drones Will Mean the End of Ownership
  2. WSJ – She Started Running in Her 70s and Hasn’t StoppedAnne Garrett, 82, runs four days a week, often with the children she meets as an anti-obesity advocate.
  3. AVC – “It smelled like death”: An oral history of the Double Dare obstacle course
  4. WSJ – Tiger Woods Resumes Journey Without a Destination. The former No. 1 will play his first event in 16 months with humble expectations for success in the sport he long ruled.
  5. Engadget – New battery tech lasts for days, charges in seconds.  The supercapacitor cell is just a “proof-of-concept” but looks promising.

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