Courting Amazon, Twitterstorms and Baby Advice

(Bloomberg View) -- My end-of-week morning train reads:

  • Meet the man behind those "bitcoin genius" ads all over the internet (Yahoo Finance)
  • The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Where would stocks be if Hillary Clinton had won? The answer is not as simple as it seems (Wall Street Journal); see also Investors Fool Themselves Into Seeing a Trump Rally (Bloomberg View)
  • No matter what the condition of the market, be sure you have a plan. (Barron’s)
  • Don’t Be Weinstein Co. 2.0 (Institutional Investor)
  • How Does Logan Paul Make So Much Money? A Manager of Professional YouTubers Explains. (Slate)
  • The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry (the Guardian)
  • The Problem With Courting Amazon (the Atlantic); see also Amazon Has a Plan to Become Profitable. It’s Called Advertising (Bloomberg)
  • 29 Stages of a Twitterstorm in 2018 (BuzzFeed)
  • As artists fall into disgrace, must their art be consigned to oblivion? (Los Angeles Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Ed Mendel, co-founder of Ned Davis Research and a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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