10 Weekend Reads

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

• How David Swensen Made Yale Fabulously Rich (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• The Endgame for the Bull Market in Bonds (Barron’s)
• Luxury car makers are battling to cater to the changing needs of the super-rich (Financial Times)
• Inside the drug industry’s plan to disarm the DEA (Washington Post)
• Straw Wars: The fall of plastic, the rise of paper, and the gold rush at the center of 2019’s unlikeliest cultural battle. (Slate)
• What Statistics Can and Can’t Tell Us About Ourselves: In the era of Big Data, we’ve come to believe that, with enough information, human behavior is predictable. But number crunching can lead us perilously wrong (New Yorker)
• You donated to kids with cancer. This Vegas telemarketer cashed in. Inside the machine that turns charitable and political contributions into paydays.  (Center for Public Integrity)
• Hello From the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different (Time)
• The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign (ProPublica)
• Shelved: Van Morrison’s Contractual Obligation Album: This is the sound of not really trying. (Longreads)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Sir John Browne, former CEO of British Petroleum between 1995 and 2007, and author of numerous books, most recently, Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation.


High-tech flippers such as Zillow are using algorithms to reshape the housing market

Source: Wall Street Journal




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