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In his final letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos calculated how much his company has benefited stakeholders. Let’s check his math.

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A little less enterprisey than Slack. A little more structured than Clubhouse. It’s just right.

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

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A well-meaning Twitter thread goes off the rails

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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