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24 Lessons From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letters To Shareholders
Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Over the last 40 years, these letters have become an annual required read across the investing world, providing insight into how Buffett and his team think about everything from investment strategy to stock ownership to company culture, and more.

Why McDonald’s Could Be Uber’s Biggest Growth Opportunity
In Q4'18, Uber Eats accounted for nearly 20% of Uber's total bookings. Here's how the food delivery business became a powerhouse revenue stream for the unprofitable ride-hailing giant.

298 Startup Failure Post-Mortems
It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors.

Everything You Need To Know About What Amazon Is Doing In Financial Services
From payments to lending to insurance to checking accounts, Amazon is attacking financial services from every angle without applying to be a conventional bank. In this report, we break down everything we know about Amazon’s foray into financial services, and where it's rumored to be looking next.

 The Body Series: How Technology Is Reimagining Brain Research & Disease Treatment
The brain is the epicenter of all our vital functions, from helping us see to controlling our movements. We map out the current state of brain research and technology.

14 European Companies That Became Unicorns In 2018
These billion-dollar companies have an aggregate valuation of about $24B, led by Switzerland-based Roivant Sciences.

The Disruption Of Bloomberg L.P.
The Bloomberg Terminal's success in the 1980s birthed an empire. Today, that empire is under siege from competitors, government regulations, and the changing nature of finance itself.

2018 Was The Best Year On Record For New US Unicorns
Last year broke records for private US companies valued at $1B+.

 The Future According To SoftBank
SoftBank Group has participated in 100+ deals worth nearly $56B in the past 2 years. From multiple massive rounds to WeWork, to a diverse set of ride-hailing bets, to back office automation, here's where SoftBank sees transformational opportunities.

What Is Ethereum?
We dive into one of the world's most popular cryptocurrencies, from a simple explanation of what Ethereum is to some of the currency's uses and drawbacks (and what it has to do with cats).


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