This week we explore a $909M patent award, an early clash between Gates and Jobs, and the most boring $31M profit you can imagine. When Kodak and Polaroid fought to the death In 1976, Kodak launched an instant camera that infringed on patents held by Polaroid (the company that h…
This week we explore Airbnb’s old investor emails, Bhutan’s household energy generators, and the life of one of our greatest contemporary war correspon…
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This week we explore Softbank’s latest (crazy?) investment, a guide to finding fulfillment at work, and a supersonic baseball (or five). Softbank has b…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore a $20B insolvency, ISIS activity in Africa, and Fortnight’s latest battle royale against Apple. Wirecard: A $20B fraud? Despite so…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore Mike Rowe’s work habits, a structured approach to career design, and a 2001 interview with a luxury brand with $63B in 2019 sales.…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore behind the scenes of Instagram’s 2012 acquisition, inside the mind of a modern soldier, and around one of Elon Musk’s lesser-known…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore the truth behind TikTok, the art of learning, and a simple set of guidelines that would make social media healthier. Slow down, so…
Nate Desmond
This week we explore the secrets of a ~$1B baseball team acquisition, the legendary leadership on a 1989 airplane that lost all control, and the bigges…
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