15 awesome articles to start your weekend
Food for Thought:
- NYT – How to Hide $400 Million. When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished.
- NYTimes – The American Dream, Quantified at Last
- WSJ – Trump as Lady Gaga. FoF is firmly apolitical, but political strategy remains of interest. Trump is a political performance artist, challenging what we think is normal.
- BusinessWeek – Confessions of an Instagram Influencer. I used to post cat photos. Then a marketing agency made me a star.
- Eater – The Prophet of the Soil. Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the best restaurant in America
- WSJ – Fast Fashion: How a Zara Coat Went From Design to Fifth Avenue in 25 Days. Few have been able to replicate the design-to-store pace that has made Inditex the sales leader
- CIO – Is the Yale Model Broken? Declining returns and current market conditions have some questioning the infallibility of the endowment model—pioneered and perfected by David Swensen—and looking to reinvent.
- BusinessWeek – Big Data Reveals the Real Picture of China’s Economy, but Can It Survive?
- NYT – Simplify Your Message, and Repeat Often – Credit DH –
- LinkedIn – The career advice I wish I had at 25
- Economist – Siemens and General Electric gear up for the internet of things. The American industrial giant is sprinting towards its goal. The German firm is taking a more deliberate approach
- Ringer – San Francisco’s — Er, Santa Clara’s Billion-Dollar Blunder. It’s one thing to build an expensive stadium with taxpayer money. It’s another thing to build a stadium that no one likes.
- Racked – In Defense of Dansko Clogs, the Most Polarizing Shoe. The fashion world has embraced Tevas and Crocs, but not Danskos — and that’s okay with me.
- NYP – Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos. This is fascinating from a purely legal perspective.
- Slate – When Good Placemakers Go Bad. George Leonidas Leslie was perhaps the most sensational—and successful—criminal in American history. An architect by training, he planned and pulled off a series of record-breaking bank robberies throughout the late 1800s and arguably ushered in the modern heist.