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Peter Thiel’s origin story.

“Thin, dyspeptic, and humorless, he had seemed like an alien to his classmates since arriving at Stanford two and a half years earlier. He didn’t drink, didn’t date, didn’t crack jokes, and he seemed to possess both an insatiable ambition […]

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The fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master.

“Authorities say Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, perfected a simple internet scam and laundered millions of dollars. His past says a lot about digital swagger, and the kinds of stories that get told online.” | learn more

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Masatoshi Kumagai

“Masatoshi Kumagai was a high school dropout whose conglomerate now dominates cloud computing in Japan—and he has an unusual approach to management.” | learn more

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Larry Ellison

This is a 2002 interview with Ellison, the founder of Oracle, 5th richest person in the world, and a University of Illinois dropout 🙌. The author’s introduction of Ellison is my favorite part. | learn more

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How the ‘Apple of Pot’ collapsed

“Lavish parties, greedy pols and panic rooms.” An expose on MedMen’s rise and recent drama. They’d probably have filed for bankruptcy by now except that they’re ineligible thanks to being pot sellers. | learn more

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Alan Patricof, the 82-year-old tech investor. 

He was an early investor in Apple and AOL, and he’s still at it. “New York magazine is celebrating its 50th anniversary next week,” he points out. “I’ll be one of two people attending who was there when it opened.” | learn more

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How Intuit reinvents itself. 

(Corporations are people too, right?). I’ve thrown shade (as the kids say) at Intuit for a long time, but really – it’s a company I love to hate because they’re excellent. Their products for SMB truly are best in class. […]