Build Your Own Ferrari 488 GTB

I love this configure your own Ferrari tool:

Source: Ferrari

After the jump you can see what it looks like when you configure your own . . .

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Category: Weekend

The Remarkable Life and Investing Lessons of Ronald Read

The remarkable life and lessons of Ronald Read, the $8 million janitor Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, April 26 2015       You may have read about the remarkable life and times of Ronald Read. He was the gas station attendant and lifelong resident of Windham County, Vt., who had quietly accumulated a portfolio worth…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing

MiB: Skybridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci. The “Mooch” as he is known, describes how he eventually found success through a series of failures. Fired from the banking department at Goldman Sachs, he managed to get offered a new job 2 months later — in the sales department at Goldman…Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

Greeting from Sunny California! Our hand-curated, longer-form weekend reads: • The austerity delusion: The case for cuts was a lie. So why does Britain still believe it? (Guardian) • How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years (HBR) • Lessons From the “Flash Crash” Regulatory Fiasco (Huffington Post) • The Billionaire, the Dealer, and the…Read More

Category: Financial Press

$30K Tesla-Killer?

Automakers are betting the days of $2 gas won’t last long. At the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet unveiled the eco-friendly Bolt. Chevrolet says the concept will cost about $30K (after rebates) and get 200 miles of range. The car would retail for around the same price as the yet to debut Tesla III.

Hands-On With the Chevrolet Bolt

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Technology, Video, Weekend

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 5.1.15

Succinct Summations week ending May 1st Positives: 1. Initial jobless claims plunged to 262k vs the 290k expected, the lowest reading in 15 years. 2. Pending home sales rose 13.4% y/o/y vs expectations for a 5.1% rise. 3. Consumer spending rose 1.9% in the first quarter, better than expected. 4. The S&P/Case-Shiller index increased 5%…Read More

Category: Markets

The Great Unbundling

Nobody wants to watch the Discovery Channel. 2.9 million people viewed “Naked and Afraid.” But a hundred million paid for it. More than a buck a month. The CEO made $156 million. Now what? Lawsuits. Verizon is following the customer, allowing its FiOS TV subscribers to pick and choose channels. And the content providers are…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Television, Think Tank, Web/Tech

2015 Pace of Social Change

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Category: Digital Media, Politics, Psychology

10 Friday AM Reads

The week comes to close, and we have you covered, with our organic, free range morning train reads: Have profits peaked? (Fidelity) May 1, 1975: The Day Wall Street Changed (Moneybeat) Freedom, Tesla-Style: The company’s new home-based battery isn’t just nifty, it’s liberating (Slate) see also A solar future isn’t just likely — it’s inevitable (Vox) The days…Read More

Category: Financial Press

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

This car to me is simply a piece of rolling sculpture made of steel and glass and chrome:     Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend