10 Weekend Reads

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

• Is Amazon Unstoppable? (New Yorker) see also Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan (The Atlantic)
• How Charles Schwab Took His Eponymous Firm Public (Worth)
• Half the World’s Coral Reefs Already Have Been Killed by Climate Change (Bloomberg)
• Why Everything Is Getting Louder: The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt. (The Atlantic)
• Monty Python at 50: a half-century of silly walks, edible props and dead parrots (The Guardian)
• Five Lessons from History (Collaborative Fund)
• It’s Greta Thunberg’s World: But it’s still burning. The extraordinary rise of a 16-year-old, and her Hail Mary climate movement. (New York Magazine)
• The Beating Heart: A terrible crime, a patient waiting for a transplant: The tragic, redemptive journey of one heart. (Washington Post)
• Social media social media is designed for emotion, not dialogue. (Longreads) see also The tiny Alaskan public broadcaster in Facebook’s crosshairs (Popular Information)
• Mindy Kaling Didn’t Sign Up to Be a Role Model: But her fans won’t have it any other way. (Elle)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Binyamin Appelbaum, lead business and economics writer on the New York Times editorial board. His latest book is “The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society.”

 

Less than 10% of people in the world breathe clean air

Source: World Bank

 

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