Tag Archives: Ken Auletta

Dec. 15, 2014 The New Yorker

On Dec. 15, 2014 The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta wrote “Blood, Simpler” about Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Her company develops technology that can look for all sorts of disease using just a drop of blood drawn at a local pharmacy for three dollars.

Tad Friend wrote “Hollywood And Vine” about Youtube producers Cam, Brittany Furlan, Joey Graceffa, KingBach, Nash and Tyler Oakley. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg calls their video stackable content.

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Dec. 10, 2012 The New Yorker

On Dec. 10, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Warren’s Way” about Warren Buffet’s campaign to persuade other billionaires to pay their taxes.

Ken Auletta wrote “The Heiress” about the rise of Fox News Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth Murdoch.

Pankaj Mishra wrote “The Hungry Years” about China’s Great Famine of 1958-1962.

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Jun. 25, 2012 The New Yorker

On Jun. 25, 2012 The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta wrote “Paper Trail” about the battle of Amazon, Apple and publishers over control of the electronic publishing market. It signals the shift from the wholesale model publishers of selling books at a discount to bookstores to the agency model where the channel like Apple gets a thirty percent commission. In the battle over becoming the online gatekeeper controlling consumers, books seem irrelevant.

Jill Lepore wrote “Obama, The Prequel” about Obama’s family history. He said “I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.” In the worst of all possible worlds the impossible man wins.

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Jul. 11, 2011 The New Yorker

On Jul. 11, 2011 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Dodger Mania” about the financial problems in Greece. Apparently Greece is in trouble because rich people do not pay their fair share of taxes. Many other people follow their example and it hurts their economy.

Ken Auletta wrote “A Woman’s Place” about Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg.

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Apr. 11, 2011 The New Yorker

On Apr. 11, 2011 The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta wrote “Murdoch’s Best Friend” about Rupert Murdoch’s appointment of Robert Thomson to run the Wall Street Journal.

David Denby reviewed “Strange Trips” about the movie “Source Code” where a disabled veteran keeps living the same terrorist attack over and over with different results. It is like Groundhog Day.

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Oct. 12, 2009 The New Yorker

On Oct. 12 2009 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Inconspicuous Consumption” about consumers going into debt before the Great Recession and their reduced spending afterward. Prudence and reason prevail until the next recovery.

Ken Auletta wrote “Searching For Trouble” about Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin dealing with growth and change.

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