Bad Takedowns, Pixie Dust and Mattress Wars
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My not-too-bad-a-crash-anniversary morning train reads:
- Jim Grant’s Botched Bridgewater Takedown: The anatomy of publishing disaster, investment-style. (Institutional Investor)
- A Surprising Legacy of the 1987 Crash: the ETF (Wall Street Journal)
- Big question for U.S. cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price? (Chicago Tribune); see also Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for "smart city" makeover of Toronto’s waterfront (Globe and Mail)
- The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare (Fast Company)
- The Opioid Addict on the Trading Floor (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust (Wall Street Journal)
- Insects Are In Serious Trouble (the Atlantic)
- Colin Kaepernick certainly seems to be the victim of collusion. But can he prove it? (Los Angeles Times)
- Xi Jinping speech: five things you need to know (the Guardian) but see This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like (BuzzFeed)
- David Letterman was the king of late night. He doesn’t miss it "for a second." (Washington Post)
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