Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
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The Financial Times had in interesting profile of Tom Pritzker who views himself as more of an entrepreneur than an heir to an empire.
Bloomberg did a nice profile of Jeff Ubben, the activist companies don’t run from, this month.
A stark op-ed in the Wall Street Journal lays out the case for a middle class stuck in neutral.
Carl Icahn penned an interesting letter in August about how shareholder activism can potentially improve the economy.
Why Amazon has no profits and it works for them by pre-eminent venture capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz. Because the value of the company should be the discounted future cash flows and you don’t know when they are coming, Amazon is very hard to value.
An article in Fortune about Benjamin Moore Paints highlighted the occasional downside to Buffett’s hands off management style. Even a great system doesn’t work 100% of the time.