Author Archives: Felix

Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things He Can’t Prove

And grow up.

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Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability

The current world is one which has lost the probabilistic dampeners we all got used to growing up.

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The Germany Edition

Slate Money talks everything Germany.

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Why Amazon Was Really, Really Smart to Buy PillPack

Forget industry disruption. This is just a good, solid purchase.

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The Twitter Squeeze

What the new narrative around Twitter’s comeback is missing.

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The Stock Market Loophole That Screws the Little Guy

Secondary-market speculation on private-company share prices was rare in 2011; the rise of the unicorns means that it’s much more common today, and equally unedifying.

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The It Depends on the Price of the Bonds Edition

Slate Money on public transit, pregnancy, and Rwanda.

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The Journalists at CNN Should Be Worried About Their New Boss

John Stankey just made a big mistake.

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Don’t Take Ultrasounds for Granted

In South Sudan, a new, affordable machine is saving lives.

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Atul Gawande, CEO?

The New Yorker writer and surgeon is an unconventional choice to lead the Bezos-Buffett health care startup, and a good one.

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Elizabeth Holmes Deserves Prison, but Her Indictment Won’t Make Silicon Valley Any Less Reckless

The charges could send her to prison for as long as 20 years; given the sums of money involved, and the utter lack of remorse that she has shown as her company has imploded in scandal, there’s every reason to … Continue reading

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The House of Cards Edition

Slate Money on Bad Blood, Netflix, and Just Capital

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How Donald Trump Took Transactional Philanthropy to Its Logical, and Illegal, Extreme

Donald Trump, today, became the poster child for transactional philanthropy: Even when he spends other people’s money, or makes a charitable donation in his own name, he’s always buying something.

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Invest Good

Paul Tudor Jones and Goldman Sachs are launching a new, values-driven investment fund, and it makes a lot of sense.

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Donating to Journalism School Is Not the Best Way to Help the Cause of Journalism

Against Craig Newmark’s $20 million J-school gift.

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The Put a Fork in It Edition

Slate Money on GitHub, WhatsApp, and Australia.

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Spare Us, Warren Buffett

The Sage of Omaha’s plea for companies to scrap quarterly earnings estimates is balderdash with a side of hypocrisy.

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You Love Wine Science Until it Detracts From the Magic in Your Glass

The beauty of wine — the reason why we love it — lives very happily in the land of myths and stories.

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Want Your Startup to Succeed? Move to Toronto

Forget New York City and San Francisco. The next great startup hub is in Canada.

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There Is No Justification for What Mark Zuckerberg Did to WhatsApp

The Facebook CEO can’t be trusted.

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Nota bene: Nota bene

I don’t love talking about myself, or what I’m up to.

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Elon Musk and the Unnerving Influence of Twitter’s Power Users

Elon Musk is tweeting up a storm. He needs to be stopped.

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Nota bene: Tabular figures

Tabular figures are a bit like riding a bike.

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Why Would Microsoft Pay $7.5 Billion for GitHub?

Companies can be worth a lot more to a strategic acquirer than they would be on the open market, and GitHub is a prime example.

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Nota bene: Habitat 67

Habitat 67 remains a unique masterpiece. Go to Montreal, and check it out. It’s well worth the trip.

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