The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of organic Black & Brown coffee, grab a seat on the unmoored yacht, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:
• Theresa May’s Impossible Choice: With Brexit looming, the Prime Minister is battling Trump, Europe, and her own party (New Yorker)
• A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling (Bloomberg)
• The death of Don Draper: Advertising, once a creative industry, is now a data-driven business reliant on algorithms. (NewStatesman)
• An Unlikely Group Of Billionaires And Politicians Has Created The Most Unbelievable Tax Break Ever (Forbes)
• Hypnotic Mass Phenomena: Peter Thiel on human herd behavior, successful investment, Donald Trump’s genius, homosexuality and death. (Weltwoche)
• Judgment days: In a small Alabama town, an evangelical congregation reckons with God, President Trump and the meaning of morality God, Trump and the meaning of morality (Washington Post)
• The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery (New York Times)
• The Outrage Epidemic (Medium)
• Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man: Mel Brooks in His 90s. The comic has stormed though 75 years of show business; he remains prodigal in expression, memory, and imagination. (The Atlantic)
• In Conversation: Billy Joel The superstar on his songwriting silence, the country today, and his ideal farewell. (Vulture)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Robert Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates (RAFI), and widely credited as the inventor of Smart Beta investing. RAFI (a subadviser to PIMCO) specializes in innovative asset allocation and alternative indexation products.
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