Where finance and media intersect with reality


In the Blind Spot (Versailles, Dollar Standard, BrewDog)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Izabella Kaminska. Business, Finance, Econ etc… Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, announces 12,000 job cuts. Says Google “hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today”. Crypto lender Genesis files for bankruptcy. Tencent reveals it fired 100 people for corruption. […]

Why the Davos Succession Story Is a Modern Arthurian Legend in the Making

(And How What Happened to Twitter, Also Happened to the World Economic Forum) This is a post based on a Twitter thread about how popularity and success always corrupt and ruin neutral platforms, often through the bureaucracies created to protect them. The more liquid they are, the greater the gains from influencing them. But also […]