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A Daunting Task James Daunt, the bookstore buccaneer, wants to save Barnes & Noble

Why WeWork WeTanked It is arguably the greatest business flameout of the past decade. How did a company lose $20 billion in valuation in four weeks?

How to Charm the Chinese They are “natural capitalists” who like people who are appreciative of them. Everything our president doesn’t do

Money Talks, Bullshit Squawks A former Deutsche Bank rookie tries to make sense of the business babble on the 44th floor

Bad Blood and Big Money A trial in London shows bankers in the worst possible light

La Dolce Vita dei Media Is Gianni Agnelli’s grandson taking a page from Jeff Bezos?

Vice Gets Squeezed Shane Smith convinced Rupert Murdoch and Disney that his company was, as the kids say, the sh!t. Until it wasn’t. How did Vice blow it—and trash billions in valuation?

No One Spikes These Stories How Substack became home to big-name journalists who felt “the Youngs” in newsrooms were putting wokeness ahead of important ideas

Towering Inferno 666 Fifth Avenue was supposed to put the Kushners on the New York map. It’s been a devil of a headache

The Emperor’s New Paintings A would-be Robinhood for art investment is flogging shares in masterpieces by Warhol and Kusama for as little as $20. One catch? Investors will never see the art

Beau Monde American widower battles French tycoons over possession of the left-leaning French daily that was supposed to be owned by its journalists

Big Bucks for Little Zuck Nick Clegg vowed to reduce wealth inequality. Now Britain’s former deputy prime minister is shilling for Facebook

Mission Control Elon Musk is plotting to launch 42,000 satellites. Why?

What Women Want Women make the first move on today’s trendiest dating app. Is Bumble too woke for its own good?

The Lost Boys of Crypto Wealth is a vague afterthought for the guys in flip-flops making millions trading in crypto-currency. Their end goal? Upending the system

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