10 Weekend Reads: Wolf of Wall Street

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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My longer form, weekend reading:

• Jordan Belfort, the Real Wolf of Wall Street (BusinessWeek)

• 'Managed futures' fees wipe out investor gains (Washington Post)

• Steven Cohen: The Gilded Age Revisited (Reuters) see also Dan Loeb's Skeletons: Did He Hit a Young Cuban Kid in a 2002 Car Accident? (Vanity Fair)

• The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar (nsfwcorp)

• The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators (Harvard Business Review)

• The Gladwell pivot (Language Log)

• Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won (Guardian)

• The Benefits of a 6-Day Water Fast (GQ)

• The Coach Who Never Punts (Grantland)

• The Beatles Succeeded Through Talent, Ambition, and a Lot of Arrogance (Daily Beast)

What are you doing this weekend?

Merchandise Trade 2011

Source: GED Project

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