10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat on the couch, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:

• The giant of Santa Clara County: Since its inception as an agricultural boomtown, Gilroy, California, has been known as the “garlic capital of the world”—and town leaders want it to stay that way (Curbed)
• 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki says ‘one of our biggest competitors’ is fake science on sites like Goop (Recode)
• Bait and Switch: The Global Financial Crisis (London Review of Books)
• An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption (Wired)
• Big in Japan: The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. (New York Times)
• The Far-Right Book Every Russian General Reads (Daily Beast)
• Fighting to Vote (New York Review of Books)
• The FBI of the National Park Service (Outside) see also How I Accidentally Wound Up Running a Outlaw Biker Gang (Medium)
• How to build a Moon base (Nature)
• How Julia Louis-Dreyfus quietly became the most successful sitcom star ever (Washington Post)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Guggenheim Securities Co-Chairman Jim Millstein, who was the former Chief Restructuring Officer at Treasury, where he was the principal architect of the post-crisis AIG’s restructuring.


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Source: Our World in Data


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