“Discard the junk…you are far better off to read a much smaller amount of good material with care and thoughtfulness.”
– Barton Biggs
Food for Thought:
- Forbes – The Uberpreneur. Meet the Uber driver who has turned his car into a jewelry showroom.
- The Atlantic – The Selling of the Avocado. How the “alligator pear” went from obscure delicacy to America’s favorite fruit
- CHE – The Rich Man’s Dropout Club. Whatever happened to the teenage entrepreneurs whom Peter Thiel paid to forgo college?
- WSJ – A Time for Fewer, Better Friends. Starting in 30s, People Deliberately Narrow Social Circles; For One Trio, Tighter Bonds
- Slate – If You Aren’t Rich by 45, Give Up
- WSJ – The Myth of Charter-School ‘Cherry Picking’. A favorite line of attack on school choice has been exposed as false.
- Slate – John Oliver Takes Down Big Pharma’s Sales Process
- Economist – An investor calls. Sometimes ill mannered, speculative and wrong, activists are rampant. They will change American capitalism for the better
- WSJ – RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated. Chain Built Itself as Hub of Leisure Activities Enjoyed to a Degree Now Hard to Fathom.
- Bloomberg – Subprime Bonds are Back – with a different name
- Harvard Design – Destination Whatever: Touring the Cruise Industry of the Caribbean. An in-depth look inside the cruise industry, and how many ‘ports of call’ are owned by the cruise-line itself.
- FC – Zulily – The Billion Dollar Company You Know Nothing About
- WSJ – Banks Forced to Shake Up Analyst Research Business. EU Law Requires Investment Managers to Pay for Research; Analysts to Prove Their Worth.
- WSJ – Oil-Price Rebound Predicted. IEA Adds to Chorus of Voices Saying Glut Will Abate
- NYTimes – Ackman and Dalio, Two Hedge Fund Titans, Size Each Other Up – Credit DH
- G&G – Conservation: The Trouble With Asian Carp. Do yourself a favor – read this and then Youtube for videos of a guy water-skiing with a sword and spiked body suit – A Modest proposal for the invasive species spreading through the Mississippi River basin.
- Economist – Wings of steel. An alloy of iron and aluminium is as good as titanium, at a tenth of the cost.
- WashPo – At some start-ups, Friday is so casual that it’s not even a workday
- BR – Danny Manning Relishing New Life, Challenge of Resurrecting Wake Forest