Ritholtz's Reads: Have a Doughnut
It was a heck of a week. Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour yourself a hot cup of joe and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:
- Dell's Life After Wall Street (NY Times)
- Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer: When no one was looking, Tony Robbins went from infomercial pitchman to C-suite coach. Now captains of industry and finance pay him seven-figures for his wisdom. (Fortune)
- Shareholder Value Maximization: The World's Dumbest Idea? (CFA Institute)
- Jon Stewart on 16 Years of The Daily Show and His Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' (NY Mag)
- Dunkin and the Doughnut King: Ted Ngoy overcame poverty and escaped genocide, made a fortune off doughnuts and gambled it all away. Today, Ngoy is back on top -- but America's biggest doughnut chain could threaten the hundreds of California shops that are his legacy. (California Sunday)
- Health Tip: Find Purpose in Life (The Atlantic)
- The Most Fascinating Profile You'll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup (Wired)
- The Birth of the Internet Troll (Gizmodo) see also The Creepy New Wave of the Internet (New York Review of Books)
- Carry That Weight: A glimpse into the life of the seventh-strongest man on the strongman circuit (Grantland) see also Getting Better at Getting Better: How the "performance revolution" came to athletics (New Yorker)
- The Man Who Got America High: He chartered the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead in private jets, while smuggling planeloads of Pablo Escobar's drugs on the side. (Narratively)
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