10 Weekend Reading – The Big Picture

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of BeanBox coffee, grab a seat on set and get ready for our long-form weekend read:

Jony Ive in Life After Apple: The mastermind behind one of Apple’s most iconic products reveals how his design philosophy guides collaborations at his creative collective, LoveFrom. (Wall Street Journal)

Elon is leaving Elon Musk’s former fans have lost faith in the idea of ​​a billionaire genius. (Vox)

Bitcoin Mining in Crypto Crash — Creative Accounting by Mining Companies: Bitcoin miners used to be merciless economic agents for money. They knew how volatile crypto was, so they sold their coins as they mined to cover power bills and other business expenses. As a matter of fact, the miners’ business model has changed from selling bitcoins to holding bitcoins – and vice versa. (Amy Castor)

Impact investing: Companies invest billions of dollars in political influence through lobbying, campaign contributions and other means. However, like other intangible assets, political capital tends to be overlooked by markets. We show how investors can earn excess returns by buying undervalued political capital. (Sparkline Capital)

The ugly story of how corporate America convinced us to spend so much on water: We are packaging and selling bottles/cans/boxes of lies on water. (Vox)

At the tipping point: This paper is an attempt to draw an accurate map of the rapidly changing region. But more importantly, it is an exploration of how businesses and individuals can thrive in the midst of increasing chaos. (KCP Group)

When Netflix and HBO introduced each other, they created a new era of television: The defining rivalry of the streaming-TV era began with an insult and a sneak attack An exclusive adaptation from It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution and Future of HBO. (Business Week)

Plywood Gourmet: How Thousands of Restaurants Have Taken Over the Streets Fast, Messy, and Possibly Permanently. The massive temporary construction of alfresco structures represents perhaps the most rapid change in the built environment in the city’s history. (prohibition)

How to Win at Wordle (Without Cheating) Solve these puzzle questions to level up your Wordle game. (Quanta Magazine)

A Unified Field Theory by Bob Dylan: He is eighty years old. How does he keep fresh? (The New Yorker)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with financial historian Edward Chancellor. He is currently a columnist for Reuters BreakingView and an occasional contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Moneyweek. In 2008, he received the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting. Chancellor’s Author”The Devil Takes the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation“His New Book”The Value of Time: Real Stories of Interest” nominated for the FT’s 2022 Business Book of the Year.

The stock market has risen after every midterm election since the 1950s

Source: Forbes

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