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The Weekly Reader
David Foster Wallace, The World's Biggest Diamond Heist, Lifestyle Gurus, College Jocks and Free Radicals

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   by D. T. Max
 13 mins
Retro: The Unfinished 
David Foster Wallace's struggle to surpass his masterpiece, "Infinite Jest." 


 by Joshua Davis 
 20+ mins
The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist
The vault was thought to be impenetrable. They were accused of getting away with $100 million + worth of gold, jewelry, diamonds and more...


  by Molly Young
 19 mins
How a Lifestyle Guru Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business
Chantal Bacon sells self-absorption as the ultimate luxury product.


"I have never advocated war except as a means for peace." - Ulysses S. Grant
 
   by Justin Baer
 5 mins
Wall Street's Endangered Species: The College Jock
Once the preferred college pedigree, quant-focused computer engineers continue to take the place of the once coveted college athlete.

by Michelle Legro
  20+ mins 
Free Radicals: How Anarchy and Serendipity Fueled Science, from Newton to Tesla to Steve Jobs 
Simply put, this is one of the best speeches we've read on leadership. Do yourself a favor and click the link.
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