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Casper will only win if its IPO goes so badly that it drives its competitors out of the marketplace forever

Philip Krim, co-founder and CEO of Casper. Photo: Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images

The market


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In general, globalization, financialization, and the rise of tech have favored certain personality traits above others

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The world is increasingly run by people who have unconventional thoughts and don’t talk a lot.


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There’s an opportunity to build a U.S. insurance business that actually prices according to risk

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Fraud is just a particularly dishonest form of short-term borrowing

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And how should it fit into your portfolio?

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  1. How long?
  2. Long how?


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Company-provided free food and happy hours impose a sinister creep on employees’ personal lives

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Technical debt sounds scary, but it and its cousin, organizational debt, can be leveraging tools on your balance sheet if you know how to account for them

Stressed computer programmers looking at their computers in the office.
Stressed computer programmers looking at their computers in the office.
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If the term content marketing upsets you, feel free to replace it with a synonym like 🤮

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Yes, you could short it — but what if you’re a few years early?

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Bloomberg is one of the best software companies in history, so good luck and best wishes

A Bloomberg Terminal on a desk.
A Bloomberg Terminal on a desk.
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