Ritholtz's Reads: Tim Cook and a 124-Year-Old Startup

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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Pour yourself a cup of coffee, settle into to your favorite easy chair, and get ready for another round of our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Bridgewater, World’s Largest Hedge Fund, Grapples With Succession (WSJ)
  • Adam Neumann’s $16 Billion Neo-Utopian Play To Turn WeWork Into WeWorld (Fast Company)
  • How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup (Bloomberg)
  • Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI (Time)
  • McLean: Mend, Don’t End, Fannie and Freddie (Washington Monthly)
  • When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages (Toronto Star)
  • Why Life Insurance Loans Are A Risky Way To Bank On Yourself (Kitces)
  • David Maraniss and Robert Samuels spent about a month crossing the country to try and figure out what has U.S. voters so bent out of shape. A four-part series: The great unsettling (Washington Post), see also The Paranoid Style in American Politics (Harper’s)
  • Economists of the World, Unite! The American Economic Association’s little-known radical past—and its relevance in this post-Piketty moment. (Democracy)
  • 10 Years Over the Red Planet (Slate)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean, co-author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron."

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