Ritholtz's Reads: Super Bowl Scams and Fire Phone Debacles

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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Good Saturday morning. That's the first time we’ve had two consecutive negative months in several years. No worries, we have some longer form weekend reads while you digest that:

  • The Super Bowl Scammer: Dion Rich Is the Godfather of Gatecrashing (Rolling Stone)
  • The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon’s Future (Fast Company)
  • Inside the box: How workers ended up in cubes -- and how they could break free (The Economist)
  • The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains. (The Atlanticsee also Why the modern world is bad for your brain (The Guardian)
  • Science, Meet Journalism. You Two Should Talk. (Wilson Quarterly)
  • Getting Out Of Afghanistan: By the time we thought about leaving Afghanistan, we’d been tossing gear into the country for more than a decade. This is the story of how we moved out. (Fast Company)
  • How YouTubers discovered a human condition no one had talked about before (Mashable)
  • Boom: Inside a British ATM-Bombing/Robbing Spree (Bloomberg)
  • What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change (IEEE Spectrum)
  • Life in the Sickest Town in America: I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness. (The Atlantic)
  • Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this week with angel investor Howard Lindzon. (Bloomberg iTunes)

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