These Are the Goods

Articles

What brings meaning to your life?

By Charlie Bilello

It’s easy to forget just how many things a business that takes credit cards does not need to do

By Ben Thompson

Unsustainable valuations can more than offset the advantages of a wide moat and a capital-light business model

By Lawrence Hamtil

In the past half century, the number of bathrooms per person in America has doubled

By Derek Thompson

I used to think that anybody could be taught to manage money sensibly. I no longer believe that.

By Jonathan Clements

It may not seem like it now, but risk and return are still connected

By Tadas Viskanta

It is almost magic when investors bid up your stock prices and valuations when there’s no true catalyst.

By Ben Carlson

What does it mean for a society when many of the most technically-skilled people end up at a handful of companies?

By Nick Maggiulli

Podcasts

People go from this is the greatest brand ever to this brand will never come back within a month

With Toby Carlisle and Dan McMurtie 

That is the all-time trainwreck clusterf*ck

With Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion 

The gap between your education and your job readiness is so much bigger than it’s ever been

With Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Rebecca Kaden

Books

The information you have is not the information you want. The information you want is not the information you need. The information you need is not the information you can obtain. The information you can obtain costs more than you want to pay.

By Peter Bernstein