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'The whole world decided to just be stupid': A hedge-fund manager explains why the IPO bubble he sees in WeWork, Peloton, and Chewy could soon face a reckoning

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Harris Kupperman, president of Praetorian Capital Management, sounds the alarm on companies touted as "disruptive" that aren't disrupting anything.
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'The whole world decided to just be stupid': A hedge-fund manager explains why the IPO bubble he sees in WeWork, Peloton, and Chewy could soon face a reckoning

'The whole world decided to just be stupid': A hedge-fund manager explains why the IPO bubble he sees in WeWork, Peloton, and Chewy could soon face a reckoning

Christopher Competiello | Harris Kupperman, president of Praetorian Capital Management, sounds the alarm on companies touted as "disruptive" that aren't disrupting anything.

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Billionaire Ray Dalio says a 70-year-old book about mythology changed how he thinks about success and failure

Sherin Shibu,Richard Feloni | Ray Dalio recommends "The Hero With a Thousand Faces," a book about "the hero's journey" by scholar Joseph Campbell — that also inspired "Star Wars."

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A millennial handling $325 million for the wealthy maps out 2 scenarios for how aggressive to be if you're young and starting to save for the future

Marley Jay | The wealth manager Jakob Loescher details two of his approaches to help young clients save for retirement, one aggressive and the other more cautious.

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In its IPO documents, Peloton warned it's got some particular shortcomings as a business that could lead to fraud or financial restatement

Troy Wolverton | The company found problems in its internal controls, and it hasn't yet fixed them. That's not a good thing.

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Blackstone's Tony James just joined Sequoia Capital and NerdWallet's cofounder in backing a startup hoping to disrupt the $28 trillion retirement market

Dan DeFrancesco | Blackstone's executive vice chairman participated in Alto's seed round through his family office, Jefferson River Capital.

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$100 billion Softbank Vision Fund has shaken up Silicon Valley with mega fundings. A cadre of Deutsche Bank alums are behind many of the deals.

Callum Burroughs | Four former Deutsche Bank traders are top level executives at the SoftBank Vision Fund which invests in some of the biggest names in tech.

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A biotech's drug was supposed to revolutionize cancer treatment. Instead, it was a $5 billion flop that's now being abandoned.

Emma Court | The drug was a key reason that big pharma AbbVie bought the buzzy biotech Stemcentrx for $5.8 billion.

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These are the unusual ways WeWork founder Adam Neumann has made millions, and stands to make more, from his $47 billion company about to go public

Richard Feloni | WeWork's founding CEO has sold intellectual property to his company, rented real estate to it, and borrowed money from it.

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Required reading: These are the books top professors at the best business schools in the country are having their MBA students read

Robin Madell | Among the top choices for professors at Stanford, Harvard, Kellogg, and more are "Who Moved My Cheese?," "Good to Great," and "Bad Blood."

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