Want A Million Dollars? Just Ask For It →
Craig Rowin wanted a million dollars, so he asked for it on the internet. Today, he got it. If this story doesn’t make you simultaneously love and hate the internet, I don’t know what will.
The Doree Chronicles: Favorite New York Fiction,... →
gumplr: alexbalk: markcoatney: doree: - Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy - Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City - Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Truman Capote, Summer Crossing - John Cheever, The Collected Stories - Junot Diaz, Drown - Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the… Winter’s Tale, for sure. Winter’s Tale is my favorite...
Get Rich or Die Tweetin' →
I wrote this for Forbes today. What a completely ludicrous (Ludacris?) situation. The man did make millions on Vitamin Water, though…
Rock is Dead
miketrapp: There are only three rock songs on the UK’s Top 100 Singles of 2010. They are as follows: #25: “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Glee version) #84: “Hey Soul Sister” (Train) #93: “Dog Days are Over” (Florence and the Machine) This is sad. [source] [also a source]
Bad Habits: Broker Settles Nun-Defrauding Charges →
Man, it was hard not to use too many nun puns in writing this. Rejected ideas include a myriad of none/nun switches, multiple Sister Act references, and countless jokes that would have almost certainly brought some wrath upon me.
Lukken Clearing The Way For Market Innovation →
I wrote this for Forbes, about Walter Lukken, the CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing. Some of the topics he touches on are a bit complex and financey, but that’s kind of what he’s fighting to fix. “That’s why there’s this broad movement of putting [financial] instruments either on exchanges or into clearing houses. Both of those platforms bring transparency, risk...
Investing Intelligently Without Indulging Your... →
I got to interview Jack Bogle, the founder of The Vanguard Group, about investing and mutual funds. “The problem with the Holy Grail of fund performance,” he told me, “is that there is no Holy Grail.”