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This week: The Ruling Class, Bridgewater, and Vision Pro is here
| February 2, 2024
David C. Wells
Best wishes for your weekend!
Rules for the Ruling Class
How to thrive in the power élite—while declaring it your enemy.
Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts
I looked into the growing bureaucratization of American life.
Winners of the 2023 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
What happens when a school bans smartphones? A complete transformation
22 Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies This Year
Maybe your resolutions are starting to slip a bit?
Business / Markets:
How Does the World’s Largest Hedge Fund Really Make Its Money?
Ray Dalio’s investing tactics have always been a closely kept secret, even inside Bridgewater Associates. Several years ago, some of Wall Street’s biggest names set out to discover his edge.
These Boards Are Meant to Protect PE Investors. Why Can’t Anyone Agree on How?
Limited partner advisory committees can limit conflicts of interest and root out bad behavior — if they’re given the right tools.
Private Equity Is Starting to Share With Workers, Without Taking a Financial Hit
Firms increasing ownership at their portfolio companies
The Barcode Engineered Its Own Downfall
For decades, the tiny symbol has been the plumbing of global capitalism. It might finally be replaced.
Atlantic Council –
Welcome to 2034
What the world could look like in ten years.
Apple Vision Pro is Out – Here are a few reviews:
This Is What a $10 Million Vacation Looks Like
A Knife Forged in Fire
The author wanted a Japanese-style kitchen blade made for him by hand. What he witnessed was a combination of artistry and atomic magic.
‘Barbie’ Is Bad. There, I Said It.
At the risk of poking the bear