“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:
- The Atlantic – What ISIS Really Wants. The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
- HuffPo – The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking.
- NYMag – What Happens When Rich People Marry Poor People
- VF – Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator
- Independent – How Noma took Tokyo: What happened when the planet’s best restaurant moved to the gourmet capital of the world?
- BI – The things most likely to kill you in one infographic
- NBJ – Nashville names make the cut as James Beard semi-finalists
- BF – 21 Reasons Cook-Out Is The Greatest Food Joint In The Whole South. If you went to college in North Carolina, you know this to be true.
- RV – Interview with Hayman Capital’s Kyle Bass
- New Yorker – The Shape of Things to Come. How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.
- WSJ – Lenders Step Up Financing to Subprime Borrowers. Welcome back to 2007
- NYTimes – Two Deals Bring Attention to Banking’s Safra Family
- Bloomberg – Dan Loeb’s Plot to Pry Open Japan’s Secretive Robot Maker
- BusinessWeek – At Business School, Networking Can Cost $18,000 a Year. Travel to far-flung destinations and swank enclaves closer to home has become a hallmark of elite U.S. MBA programs.
- WSJ – At UPS, the Algorithm Is the Driver. Turn right, turn left, turn right: inside Orion, the 10-year effort to squeeze every penny from delivery routes.
- ESPN – A Life On The Line. For four decades, other gamblers have tried to be Billy Walters while investigators have tried to bring him down. And for four decades, the world’s most successful sports bettor has outrun them all.
- WSJ – Raspberry Pi 2 Review: A $35 Computer Can Do a Heck of a Lot. An open-source computer that encourages you to look inside.
- NYTimes – Hand of a Superhero. 3-D Printing Prosthetic Hands That Are Anything but Ordinary
- ReCode – Origin Story of Google Maps