Big Phishers, Billionaires and Political Athletes

Here are your morning reads.

Unofficially, today is (my) last day of winter; officially, it's the end of the workweek. Finish both strong with our filibuster-proof morning train reads:

  • "Bro, I’m Going Rogue": The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI -- Guy Gentile flipped, and flipped again. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse (Fortune); see also Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started (the Economist)
  • The Hardest Question in Portfolio Management (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Why I Invest (RRE Ventures Perspectives)
  • A Lithuanian phisher tricked two big U.S. tech companies into wiring him $100 million (the Verge)
  • Where New York’s Billionaires Live (Wall Street Journal)
  • We think technology can solve the world’s problems, but it can’t even stop robocalling (Recode)
  • Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? (the Guardian)
  • Who shares the story, not who reports the news, is what counts for casual readers (Quartz); see also Does the public believe in government statistics? It depends (YouGov)
  • The Political Athlete: Then and Now (New Yorker)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Derek Thompson of the Atlantic, author of "Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction."

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Source: MarketWatch

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