Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

This week, we found ourselves rueing the rising threat of volatility and instability on several fronts. Indeed, many things besides the rent are too damn high. So with a nod to Jimmy McMillian, founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, we thought we’d break from our format and dedicate this issue to some things within our scope that are also too damn high.

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Weekly Briefing No. 122 | Is Our Economy Ready for the Fountain of Youth? Who Wins Most When Amazon Picks a Bank?

Weekly Briefing No. 122 | Is Our Economy Ready for the Fountain of Youth? Who Wins Most When Amazon Picks a Bank?

As the Ides of March approach, we invite you to check out our 122nd edition. Just be careful. Genomics, life extension and the economy; Amazon looks for a banking partner; S&P Global buys AI start-up Kensho; Deutsche Bank rocks Instagram; A US dark web price index is launched; Alphabet’s Missouri nemesis; Crypto’s problems with the Feds deepen; Hixme’s Denny Weinberg; Ripple’s Marjan Delatinne; Theo Lau; Naval Ravikant; Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

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Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon

Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon

This week, we’re taking a vacation from our traditional format. Instead of offering our take on financial innovation news, we’re featuring a selection of things to watch, listen to and read while at the beach or in the office. Videos: Ethereum’s godfather and Arizona’s senior senator; Podcasts: Quantum computing and software accounting executives speak; Books: WEF’s Klaus Schwab, local banking pro John Waupsh, a sci-fi novel with a dose of fintech and Aimee Groth’s look at an Amazon subsidiary; Shareholder Letters: Amazon and Alleghany’s letters flow like mighty rivers

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Weekly Briefing No. 63 | Fintech Truth in the Wild

Weekly Briefing No. 63 | Fintech Truth in the Wild

Welcome to the wild winter wilderness of mid-January. Here’s the latest in our neck of the woods: A fintech-fueled future for journalism, The FR’s exclusive 1-on-1 with Hixme, a rising health care-fintech star, a coming clash between blockchain and the mob, Britain’s need to look west, BlackRock’s quant bets, Company of Note: Canalyst and more.

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Weekly Briefing No. 52 | A Ghost From 1942 Haunts Today’s Economy

Weekly Briefing No. 52 | A Ghost From 1942 Haunts Today’s Economy

Given that we’re entering the spooky season of Halloween and other holidays, we thought it would be a fitting time to look at a scary ghost haunting today’s economy. We also feature an interview with Max’s CEO Gary Zimmerman and highlight a Harvard smackdown of pensions and endowments. Also on the docket: Overstock’s blockchain plans, Amazon’s brick-and-mortar ambitions, “data vapor” and Digital Reasoning, a cognitive computing powerhouse with major Wall Street backing.

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