At The New Yorker, we have a tradition called “weekend reading.” Every Friday afternoon, a stack of manuscripts arrives in your office or inbox—wonderful works of fiction,…
PUBLISHED: May 11, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (450 words)
I'VE NEVER BEEN MUCH for guidebooks, so when trying to get my bearings in a strange American city, I normally start by asking the cabdriver or hotel clerk some silly question regarding the latest…
VC manifesto from the Founders Fund. "To understand why VC has done so poorly, it helps to approach the future through the lens of VC portfolios during the industry’s heyday, comparing past portfolios to portfolios as they exist today. In the 1960s, venture closely associated with the emerging semiconductor industry (Intel, e.g., was one of the first – and is still one of the greatest – VC investments). In the 1970s, computer hardware and software companies received funding; the 1980s brought the first waves of biotech, mobility, and networking companies; and the 1990s added the Internet in its various guises."
There are underdog stories...and there's what happened in North Dakota in 1988By Chuck KlostermanPOSTED JUNE 8, 2011istockphoto.comThe Roughrider State, home to great Americans and glorious weirdness.
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2051 words)