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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
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
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
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
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
Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Beach Boys is selling their catalogues in multi-million-dollar deals. Is classic rock the new blue chip?
Burning Down the House
As Soho House heads toward an I.P.O., the members’ club for the creative set may see any remaining air of exclusivity go up in flames
Meet the MeWork generation, a new class of American billionaire making fortunes despite running companies into the ground
When Goldman Sachs partners want a divorce, they turn to this little-known and highly aggressive firm