Ritholtz's Reads: Tim Cook Leads Different

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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Welcome to the weekend. Pour yourself a mug of Guatemalan Antigua Valley coffee, and settle in for our long form Saturday morning reads:

  • At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film (NYT)
  • Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science -- It’s Something Much More Important. It’s Called “Designing Your Life,” A Course That’s Part Throwback, Part Foreshadowing Of Higher Education’s Future. (Fast Company)
  • The Deadly Global War for Sand (Wired)
  • How Chicago has used Financial Engineering to Paper over its Massive Budget Gap (Medium)
  • The Brain’s Empathy Gap: Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies? (NYT Magazine)
  • Apple’s Tim Cook leads different (Fortune)
  • Is Newark the Next Brooklyn? The “homeless billionaire,” a world-renowned architect and the future of Brick City. (Politico)
  • ‘They Didn’t Believe the Camels Were Ours’: What a journalist’s seven-year walk around the world reveals about global policing. (Marshall Project)
  • How one man’s utopian vision for the Internet conquered, and then warped, Silicon Valley (Washington Post)
  • Death, Redesigned: A legendary design firm, a corporate executive, and a Buddhist-hospice director take on the end of life. (California Sundaysee also Who Lives and Who Dies: Who survives? (London Review of Books

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business radio show/podcast with Charley Ellis, Chairman of the Yale Endowment, and author of Winning the Loser’s Game, Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing.

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