“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:
- Economist – Bring on the hipsters – Credit DH – Gentrification is good for the poor
- WSJ – In Defense of the Notoriously Arrogant French Waiter. They’re infamous for being rude and condescending, but the garçon de café can be endlessly entertaining—and a great resource—if you know how to use them.
- RollingStone – The White Devil Kingpin. How did a homeless kid from Boston transform himself into a major overlord in Chinatown’s criminal underworld?
- NYP – How the Beanie Baby craze was concocted — then crashed
- Citylab – The Promise of the $20,000 House. In Alabama, the Rural Studio design workshop has spent years refining prototypes for a cheap, well-made small house. Soon, they’ll start selling the plans.
- Vanity Fair – For Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music Was Never “So Long, Farewell”
- NYPost – Fellas, stop telling your girlfriend she ‘looks great’ when she doesn’t. This advice just seems dangerous.
- Business Week – Rest in Peace for Less. Armed with cheap Chinese imports, a Las Vegas entrepreneur takes on Big Casket
- TMF – An Interview with The Outsiders’ William Thorndike. Author of the fantastic investing book, The Outsiders, catches up on recent trends in capital allocation
- Bloomberg – Greenlight’s Einhorn Is Said to Give Up 20% Return Target – Credit DH
- NYTimes – Cracks Starting to Appear in Public Pensions’ Armor
- BI – Four years ago Gilt Groupe was the hottest startup in New York — Here’s what happenened
- Business Week – Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages? EO Kip Tindell’s brand of “conscious capitalism” is being tested in the face of a plunging share price
- ESPN – The 76ers’ plan to win (yes, really). – Credit MT – Is this Moneyball run wild?
- WSJ – Puddle Jumper: Hunter Tries To Sell More Than Wellies
- AD – Inside Director Michael Bay’s High-Style Home
- NY Times – Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. Is renowned photographer Peter Lik running a semi-Ponzi scheme