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No Mercy No Malice

Proof that kindness compounds over the long term


The first-ever options trader discovered a key insight about the nature of risk — and how to profit from it

Thales of Miletus (640–546 BC), the philosopher, astronomer and geometer who identified water as the original substance and basis of the universe. Original Artwork: Engraving by Ambrose Tardieu, Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


Off Brand

The rebel boot persisted — even when no one was wearing shoes

Photo illustration; image sources: UniversalImagesGroup, Gisela Schober, Daniel Giry/Getty Images


Number of the Day

VCs can’t seem to stop pumping more money into the stock-trading startup during the pandemic

Marker # of the Day: $1.25 Billion — How much money stock-trading startup Robinhood has raised from investors in 2020
Marker # of the Day: $1.25 Billion — How much money stock-trading startup Robinhood has raised from investors in 2020
Photo illustration, source: Pepi Stojanovski/Unsplash


A graphic of a Starbucks venti to-go cup with latte foam art in the shape of the coronavirus.
A graphic of a Starbucks venti to-go cup with latte foam art in the shape of the coronavirus.
Illustrations: Jenna Andersen

How did the coffee behemoth get left behind in the pandemic?


Analysts are split about the top-performing remote work stock

Zoom founder Eric Yuan speaking before the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images


Illustrations: Shira Inbar

The $8.3 billion stock trading startup fumbled into the financial crisis — and is now winning it


Why is the quarantine-friendly company’s stock suddenly tanking?

A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company’s studios on December 4, 2019 in New York City.
A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company’s studios on December 4, 2019 in New York City.
Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images


Between the Lines

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

Image: sorbetto/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images

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