When the pandemic hit, Max Abelson called the richest person he knew. In a series of conversations with this anonymous billionaire, we see life through the eyes of the privileged and wealthy.
“Nortel was once a world leader in wireless technology. Then came a hack and the rise of Huawei.”
“In the Irish borderlands, Sean Quinn was always known as a tough businessman. But he was hugely successful and created thousands of jobs. A local hero. And then it all went wrong.”
“With passengers falling ill, the ship was denied a port by country after country.”
Drake Bennett conducts an experiment to see if any idiot could go on the dark web, purchase ransomware from a hacker, and infect an (un)suspecting victim.
“Daniel Kaye, also known as Spdrman, found regular jobs tough but corporate espionage easy. He’s about to get out of prison.”
“There are more than half a million homeless in the U.S., about a third of them unsheltered—that is, living on streets, under bridges, or in abandoned properties. When they need medical care or simply a bed and a meal, many go to the emergency room. That’s where America has drawn the line: We’ll pay for a hospital bed but not for a home, even when the home would be cheaper. Jeffrey Brenner is trying to move that line.”
Why secure actual signatures from partners on multi-million dollar contracts to install fiber-optic cable at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean when you can just forge them?
This is the story of how this unassuming yellow, salty, grass-fed import seduced a nation that produces more than enough of its own cream.
The fast food giant is trying to modernize, but do its ambitious automation and data processing plans outstrip its stores’ abilities?