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2020

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In a dark moment, some predict a new economic and cultural boom. Here’s the reality

Vintage flapper girl photoshopped wearing a blue face mask, holding a cell phone with a money bill stack going up and down.
Vintage flapper girl photoshopped wearing a blue face mask, holding a cell phone with a money bill stack going up and down.
Photo illustration, sources: Vintage Images; Jasmin Merdan/Moment; Issarawat Tattong/Moment (via Getty)


Numbers of the Year

A year ‘business as usual’ didn’t exist

A graphic with the text “Marker Numbers of the Year” and the number “365” in giant block text below it.
A graphic with the text “Marker Numbers of the Year” and the number “365” in giant block text below it.
That’s how many days there were this year, even though it felt so much longer.


Best Business Books of 2020

We looked through all the lists so you don’t have to

An illustration of 5 different books, some opened and others closed. Behind the books are sparkles and bracket style outline.
An illustration of 5 different books, some opened and others closed. Behind the books are sparkles and bracket style outline.
Illustration: Jake Terrell


From sweatpants to rubber bullets, a year in culture told through the artifacts we’ll never forget

A collection of various illustrations: skull, Fred Perry shirts, toilet paper, Peloton, mason jar, heat lamp, face masks, etc
A collection of various illustrations: skull, Fred Perry shirts, toilet paper, Peloton, mason jar, heat lamp, face masks, etc
Illustrations: Simone Noronha


Number of the Day

The pandemic-induced recession has not affected companies’ ability to raise funds from the public markets. Will Airbnb be next?

Number of the Day: $64,000,000,000
Number of the Day: $64,000,000,000
Photo illustration, source: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images


Five strategies to make smarter predictions in the unpredictable year ahead

The silhouette of a businessman walking into a different dimension through a portal shaped like a globe.
The silhouette of a businessman walking into a different dimension through a portal shaped like a globe.
Image: gremlin/E+/Getty Images


The current class of 2020 IPOs make a strong case for more direct listings

A double exposed image with a stock market concept, showing stacks of coins, hands tapping a smartphone, and a trading graph.
A double exposed image with a stock market concept, showing stacks of coins, hands tapping a smartphone, and a trading graph.
Image: Busakorn Pongparnit/Moment/Getty Images

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