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GASTRO-NOMICS

In just a few short years, the chain behind the Beefy 5-Layer Burrito has managed to become an obsession of vegans and vegetarians

A photo illustration with Taco Bell’s cheesy potato soft taco floating above a white column. The column has the letter “G” embossed and is surrounded by streaks of purple and yellow.
A photo illustration with Taco Bell’s cheesy potato soft taco floating above a white column. The column has the letter “G” embossed and is surrounded by streaks of purple and yellow.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Taco Bell


Two decades after Jim Collins’ business bestseller was published, what lessons does it really hold?

The book cover for Good to Great by Jim Collins
The book cover for Good to Great by Jim Collins


In both business and politics, leaders tend to overestimate how much they have in common with their audience

Photo: Simon Launay/Unsplash


A well-meaning Twitter thread goes off the rails

Photo: Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


Gastro-nomics

From the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish to the new Popeyes Cajun Flounder, the battle of the fish has become a spring tradition

A photo illustration of a generic fish sandwich wearing a crown, placed on a pedestal.
A photo illustration of a generic fish sandwich wearing a crown, placed on a pedestal.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images


Facebook could do a better job explaining its value proposition

Two white doors side by side, each with a sign that says “FREE” and “PRIVATE
Two white doors side by side, each with a sign that says “FREE” and “PRIVATE
Photo illustration, sources: Mohamed Elkhamisy/EyeEm; Jose A. Bernat Bacete/Moment viaGetty


WHERE ARE THEY NOW

An investigation two decades later

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CEO Vlad Tenev made every crisis mistake in the book

Co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Vladimir Tenev speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016
Co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Vladimir Tenev speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016
Photo: Noam Galai/Stringer/Getty Images


The startup’s opportunity is not conference calls, it’s never-ending drive-time radio

The invitation-only audio-chat social networking app clubhouse is pictured on a smartphone
The invitation-only audio-chat social networking app clubhouse is pictured on a smartphone
Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images


Despite his storied career and 25-plus years on the public stage, the soon-to-be-ex Amazon CEO remains a cipher

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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