10 Weekend Reads: Wolf of Wall Street

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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My longer form, weekend reading:

• Jordan Belfort, the Real Wolf of Wall Street (BusinessWeek)

• 'Managed futures' fees wipe out investor gains (Washington Post)

• Steven Cohen: The Gilded Age Revisited (Reuters) see also Dan Loeb's Skeletons: Did He Hit a Young Cuban Kid in a 2002 Car Accident? (Vanity Fair)

• The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar (nsfwcorp)

• The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators (Harvard Business Review)

• The Gladwell pivot (Language Log)

• Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won (Guardian)

• The Benefits of a 6-Day Water Fast (GQ)

• The Coach Who Never Punts (Grantland)

• The Beatles Succeeded Through Talent, Ambition, and a Lot of Arrogance (Daily Beast)

What are you doing this weekend?

Merchandise Trade 2011

Source: GED Project

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