Ritholtz's Reads: The Rapper and the Comedian

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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It's the weekend! Pour yourself a mug of Jamaican Blue Mountain, settle into your favorite chair (where are my reading glasses?) and enjoy our reads:

  •  Welcome to the Failure Age! (NY Times)
  •  Google’s Larry Page: The Most Ambitious CEO in the Universe (Fortune)
  •  Martin Wolf: Why Weren’t Alarm Bells Ringing?  (New York Review of Books)
  •  The Smartest Bro in the Room: Travis Kalanick created Uber in his own image, and the results have not always been flattering. But wow, what a company. (Modern Luxury)
  •  The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare (Rolling Stone)
  •  Man and Uber Man: Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. (Vanity Fair) see also Does Uber Need a Grown-Up? (Bloomberg)
  •  Mr. Miller Doesn’t Go to Washington: A candidate’s memoir. (Politico)
  •  Wale and Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing Really Matters (Complex)
  •  Out of the Birdcage: How Mike Nichols Made Gay Culture Mainstream (Daily Beast) see also “When in Doubt, Seduce”: Mike Nichols has always had a knack (NY Mag)
  • The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Time and Gave Rise to the Modern Tyranny of the Clock (Brain Pickings)

 Don’t miss Yale professor and Nobel Laureate Bob Shiller on Masters in Business this weekend (full archive here).

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