Food for Thought:
- WashPo – How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter. Almost a decade later, the endlessly corrupt FIFA finally is brought down.
- Atlantic – ‘American Universities Are Addicted to Chinese Students’ A new report estimates that 8,000 students from China were expelled in the 2013-14 school year. That’s bad news for U.S. schools.
- BizWeek- Stolen to Order. Hunting the thieves behind a rash of six-figure wine heists, including Keller’s French Laundry in Napa.
- Inc – 50,000 People With Autism Need Jobs This Year. Here’s Why You Should Hire Them. There is a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum who want to enter the workforce but can’t. Meet the entrepreneurs trying to solve the challenge
- The Atlantic – Hannibal Lecter’s Secret. A cannibalistic serial killer has become one of film and television’s most popular characters, thanks to his performers’ unique approaches to the role.
- AOM – So You Want My Job – Plumber. The residential plumber can easily earn $100K a year – here’s the inside scoop on this skilled trade.
- WSJ – School’s Out Forever. Parents are supposed to suffer from profound melancholy once the children have moved away. Not Joe Queenan, who’s overjoyed that he never, ever has to think about school again.
- LR – How to Be Aca-Awesome. An interview with Kay Cannon, Pitch Perfect screenwriter, on how her a cappella comedy might be changing the definition of cool.
- Harvard – Natalie Portman. Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and Harvard alum, delivers a fantastic commencement address.
- Inc. – How to Build a Brand People Can’t Resist. Traditional merchants and digital-first retailers are figuring out the store of the future.
- WSJ – The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry
- Atlantic – What the Early Days of the Cable Industry Reveal About Silicon Valley. John Malone, the man behind the bid to merge Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, made his name in an upstart business that resembles the tech landscape today.
- Bloomberg – How Airlines Turned Your Vacation Plans Into a Losing Bet. Shopping for plane tickets is a Byzantine game, and consumer complaints are growing.
- BizWeek – Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business. CEO says he knows what millennials and teens want, and it’s not on television or Facebook.
- BizWeek – This Time, It’s HR Getting Fired. Zenefits handles some of human resources’ main tasks: Insurance and 401(k) signups
- WSJ – Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village. The secrets of the world’s longest-lived people include community, family, exercise and plenty of beans.
- NYTimes – Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?. Masters of one of the world’s most revered forms of analog craftsmanship take on the smartwatch.
- Ecoisme – Intelligent Energy Monitoring System. What if you had a device that plugged into your home’s electrical grid that monitored the real-time energy usage of everything in your house?
- WSJ – What Carli Lloyd Means to the U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Team. A US player and a former Australian pro try to bridge the skills gap between a US player and a world that grows up playing pick-up soccer.
- Economist – Only connect. Synthetic biology may some day put the cartels out of business.
- GP – Meet Pavel Tsatsouline, King of the Kettlebells. Pavel used to train the Russian equivalent of the Navy Seals, read his unconventional advice on strength training.
- BusinessWeek – The Jingle Geniuses Making Millions Writing Music For Ads, Reality TV. The Jingle Punks make millions writing music for commercials, reality TV, and “literally anything” that needs a tune.
- FastCo – Meet Ebola’s Soft-Spoken, Plant Loving Arch Nemisis. Charles Arntzen Created Zmapp, The World’S Most Promising Anti-Ebola Drug, From Tobacco Plants.