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A fascinating new book paints a cautionary tale of Adam Neumann’s incredible rise and the dangers of the messianic leader

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The e-commerce platform’s acquisition of Depop is only the latest move in its ambitious expansion plans

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Building a House of Brands

When Josh Silverman and…


Music streaming is crowded with competitors. Can Spotify’s podcast gamble keep it ahead of the pack?

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Smart Pipes Become Dumb Pipes

Before the internet, buying music meant going to a store to buy a digital file on a plastic CD. Napster changed this by launching (illegal) peer-to-peer…


Southwest Airlines speaks a language of love, but for Palantir, it’s all about war

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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

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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

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