Wealth Creation

How October’s Blood Moon Will Influence Your Life, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

On Wednesday, October 24th, the full moon will make its appearance in the sign of Taurus. The Blood Moon or, depending on your location, the Hunter’s Moon symbolizes the climactic point of autumnal harvest right before winter’s arrival. Thus, the astrological event focuses its energy on change and the excitement or uncertainty that comes with […]

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The Beatitudes of Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor, “Man and Large Dog (Verso: Man and Woman)” (ca. 1939–1942), poster paint and pencil on cardboard (Collection of Jerry and Susan Lauren, photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution) Blessed is the former slave, for he shall one day be called a master. Blessed are the unlettered, for they are not burdened with […]

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Facebook can’t keep you safe

Another day, another announcement from Facebook that it has failed to protect your personal information. Were you one of the 50 million (and likely far more, given the company’s graduated disclosure style) users whose accounts were completely exposed by a coding error in play for more than a year? If not, don’t worry — you’ll […]

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Pulling back the curtain on how SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund works — including just how big a check it can write

Picture it. The scene is Silicon Valley. Suddenly an investment firm materializes on the scene and starts writing checks bigger than anyone is accustomed to seeing. Fellow investors start to privately complain. Its partners are poseurs, they say. The firm is driving up valuations, they continue. It’s going to ruin venture capital, they conclude. It […]