aka How Rick Ross Built A Wingstop Empire. On that note, it’s once again time for Forbes Magazine’s annual list of The World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts
Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What? by Jon Mooallem
How the tech billionaire came to own 87,000 acres, three hotels, a wastewater treatment plant, a cemetery and 380 cats.
The upgraded Jack Purcell Cross Stitch Leather sneaker presumably follows the path of its creator Jack Purcell, who left a career as a world champion badminton player to become a successful stockbroker.
The demographics of the iPhone line have changed over the years.
Even the blood from survivors of the Ebola virus, which is referred to as “convalescent serum.”
The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise by Diana Saverin
Douglas Tompkins—the founder of Esprit and The North Face—is using his fortune to build massive national parks in Chile and Argentina. But what he sees as philanthropy, local ranchers see as meddling.
How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying by Noam Scheiber
Tech investors gave Seth Bannon millions of dollars, even though they knew almost nothing about him
Rolling up and removing Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” from the Four Seasons restaurant inside the Seagram building, where it had been left untouched for 40 years.
Apparently this animated piece of funny by Robert Smigel was banned from Saturday Night Live after just one airing.
James Bosnack’s invention of the cigarette-rolling machine in 1880 helped propel the early 20th century economy forward, making the mass-production of cigarettes a “Potent Symbol of Velocity for the New Modern Age.”
Jim Norton shares a lifetime of sex solicitation and makes a case for legalized prostitution. Protecting the women is key, and “pimps should be thrown down an elevator shaft.” He doesn’t mention tax dollars though, which is interesting since new streams of money and opportunity usually open up the eyes of even the most disagreeable people.
“Caucasian in the Game”
Excerpted from Pimps Up, Ho’s Down
Slaves of Happiness Island by Molly Crabapple
Abu Dhabi and the dark side of high art
illustration by Molly Crabapple
John Oliver goes in on Native Advertising.
Tom Haverford’s Ridiculous Business Ideas
At Patagonia, the Bottom Line Includes the Earth by Diane Cardwell
The company, which sells outdoor apparel and gear, has an unusual commitment to advancing sustainability, sometimes at the expense of its profit.