On the importance of the jingle business.
Monday, November 11
Sunday, November 10
The rise and fall of Intrade, the betting market for world events—elections, hurricanes, Academy Awards—and the death of its CEO near the top of Everest.
Friday, November 8
Bibek Dhong traveled from Nepal to Malaysia to test cameras for the new iPhone 5. When production ended abruptly, he and his coworkers found themselves stranded for two months without money, food or passports.
It mostly had to do with Patch, the executive’s hyperlocal and unprofitable baby.
Friday, November 1
A profile of personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, who built his biblically inspired get-out-of-debt empire on the premise “it’s within your power to not take part in recessions and the economic troubles facing American families.”
Tuesday, October 29
A profile of the policy wonk who shone the light and turned the tide on overseas tax havens.
Sunday, October 27
How Service Corporation International corporatized death, driving growth through everything from aggresive acquisitions, volume pricing on caskets and embalming fluid, a “strong flu season,” and pre-selling over $7.5 billion worth of burials.
Saturday, October 26
New medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dolllars a year. Are they worth it? A look at how a pair of pharmaceutical compainies set their prices.
Friday, October 25
Wednesday, October 23
The capitalist evangelism of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In feminist manifesto.
Monday, October 21
Sunday, October 20
On the personal genetic sequencing company 23andMe and why their long time term strategy is collecting spit, not cash.