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Assorted Long Reads

Here are some deep and long reads from around the web. Don’t expect a consistent theme – I just included the ones I liked – so the range is from a mid-level employee who embezzled $16 million from a local business to use of Drones as a Policy to a eccentric art seller who has hid priceless treasures and then wrote a poem with clues to where it is.

As the post title suggests, these are long reads, so sit in your lounger, grab a couple of beers and your iPad (I just assume that all tablets are iPads) and proceed…

1.Just Desserts by Texas Monthly: man who stole over $16 million from Collin Street Bakery

2. Charlie Munger‘s Harvard Speech on Psychology of Human Misjudgement: Point: Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s partner, talks about 24 standard causes of human misjudgement. I always keep the first one in mind – it seems obvious but believe me, we underestimate it all the time.

3. Everlasting Forest Fenn by The California Sunday Magzine : Man gets cancer, hides treasure, writes a poem with clues, cancer cured, sparks a gold rush. Enjoy…

4.Orange Brother: Social media changes life of a restaurant owner in China. From the now bankrupt and sold Gawker (courtesy of Peter Thiel)

5. The untold story (part 1 and part 2) of Silk Road by Wired: Need i say more?

6. How Tom Wolfe became Tom Wolfe: Ok full disclosure but this is by favourite author, Michael Lewis, so it has to be good.

7. A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) return to new york yankees by ESPN:  Ok sports is not really my thing, least of all a sport I don’t even understand, but this  story of a disgraced ball player coming back is compelling.

8. Up in the Air by Rolling Stones: story of a man who keeps flying and has racked up millions of air miles. This is for all you frequent flyers who are obsessed with their air miles.

9. What would would you see on a journey to centre of the earth by New Humanist: ok confession: I only included this one because i really liked The Core

10. Getting out of Afghanistan by Fast Company: An unusual piece which highlights how getting out of Afghanistan is a huge logistical and operational venture.

11. The Assassination Complex by The InterceptDrones!

Enjoy..

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