Big Phishers, Billionaires and Political Athletes
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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