Sitting alone in his San Jose office, Michael Burry saw the bubble in the subprime-mortgage market before anyone else. So he convinced Wall Street to let him bet on it, even though few were betting on him. The article that became The Big Short.
Tag: Best of 2010
Scott Storch, a producer who earned six figures for beats he made in less than an hour, was worth an estimated $70 million. Then he blew it all in a bizarre cocaine binge.
A grandmaster on the computers that have bested him and how we have misunderstood the implications of artificial intelligence.
An interview about why giving interviews is totally worthless.
Thoughts on an emerging brand of feminism and the ridiculousness of claiming that Tina Fey is unattractive.
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have fled to Canada and are living in their car. They are seeking asylum from the menace of the “Hollywood Star Whackers.”
Where the actual online money is centralized, and where Google will have to go to continue chasing it.
“For years, the most profitable industry in America has been one that doesn’t design, build, or sell a single tangible thing.” The case for why investment banking is socially useless.
A history of entrepreneurship in New York City, starting with shipping magnate Jeremiah Thompson’s big gamble in the 1820s: scheduled departures.