Month: April 2016

Warren Buffett: Here’s How I Would Solve the Trade Problem — Fortune

Warren Buffett wrote this article, originally titled “America’s Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling The Nation Out From Under Us. Here’s A Way To Fix The Problem–And We Need To Do It Now” for Fortune in November 2003. At the time, few were talking about free trade as an issue. But free trade and whether it…

via Warren Buffett: Here’s How I Would Solve the Trade Problem — Fortune

Here’s How Warren Buffett’s Stock Picks Have Done Since Last Year’s Berkshire Hathaway Meeting — Fortune

At this year’s Berkshire Hathaway brk.a annual meeting, tens of thousands of investors will once again celebrate Warren Buffett’s investing prowess. This year, in fact, that number could get up into the millions as the event known as “Woodstock for Capitalists” will be webcast for the first time. And while Buffett’s legendary investing track record…

via Here’s How Warren Buffett’s Stock Picks Have Done Since Last Year’s Berkshire Hathaway Meeting — Fortune

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Has A Bank-Busting Severance Package — Fortune

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stands to rake in $55 million in severance if her company is sold and she loses her job. The hefty parachute package, disclosed in a regulatory filing late Friday, comes as the struggling web portal tries to auction off its Internet operations. If pushed out within a year of any sale,…

via Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Has A Bank-Busting Severance Package — Fortune

We have developed a culture of celebrating failure, and it’s completely phony — Quartz

A Princeton professor has posted his “CV of failures”—a résumé of jobs not won, awards not awarded, papers rejected. As it went viral, he added a “meta-failure”: “This darn CV of Failures has received way more attention than my entire body of academic work.” Failure is in fashion. “Fail fast” is Silicon Valley’s motto, and…

via We have developed a culture of celebrating failure, and it’s completely phony — Quartz

Your Smartphone Connection May Speed Up Soon Thanks to the TV Industry — Fortune

The government’s upcoming spectrum auction is intended to sell off airwave rights assigned to television broadcasters that they no longer need. Later this year, the spare frequencies will be sold to mobile phone carriers, whose current spectrum rights are nearly overwhelmed in some major metro areas, slowing consumers smartphone connections to a crawl. On Friday,…

via Your Smartphone Connection May Speed Up Soon Thanks to the TV Industry — Fortune

As Italian women age, widows tend to have better lives than wives — Quartz

With a life expectancy of 85.2 years, Italian women are expected to live, on average, five years longer than Italian men. This inevitably makes for a lot of widows: As of 2015, there were 3,782,095 widows in Italy (6.1% of the population, link in Italian), versus 741,760 widowers. This does not mean older Italian women…

via As Italian women age, widows tend to have better lives than wives — Quartz