“The big private equity funds have proven to be a menace to healthy companies, to workers’ rights… These leveraged buy-outs leave the company saddled with debt and interest payments, its workers are laid off, and its assets are sold.   A once profitable and healthy company...

A wanton seductress; the LIBOR scandal; what makes Pixar tick and a retelling of the story of Cain & Abel. These books are the best of what I read in April...

Mount Stupid; the what-ifs; things that are true; people are not wooden blocks; the illusion of stock-picking skill; keeping an open mind; why don't we notice errors; the unstoppable rise of Amazon and how to make good decisions. The best of what I read this...

"Dirty weather,” Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovell called the fog that had dogged him twelve days at sea.  Returning home victorious from Gibraltar after skirmishes with the French Mediterranean forces, Sir Clowdisley could not beat the heavy autumn overcast. ...