Ritholtz's Reads: Apple Watch's Secret History

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. Pour yourself a hot mug of Brazilian arabica and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • IPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch (Wired)
  • Renegades of Junk: The Rise and Fall of the Drexel Empire (Bloomberg)
  • Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now? (Vanity Fair)
  • The PayPal Mafia: An inside look at the hyperintelligent, superconnected pack of serial entrepreneurs who left the payment service and are turning Silicon Valley upside down (Fortune)
  • The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt: If you knew where a million dollars’ worth of blow was buried, would you go dig it up? (GQ)
  • The Revolution Will Probably Wear Mom Jeans (the Baffler)
  • Inside the Weird, Noble World of Autograph Collectors (Vice)
  • Tech companies are sending your secrets to crowdsourced armies of low-paid workers (Fusion)
  • Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms (War On The Rocks)
  • Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs (BBC); see also 70 songs to celebrate Eric Clapton’s 70th birthday (Mashable)

Be sure to check out this week’s Masters in Business with chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay.

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Brooke Sample at bsample1@bloomberg.net