Monday, April 12, 2021

Amazon Dodges a Bullet

By Berna Barshay

Executives in Seattle – and probably a lot of other places – breathed a sigh of relief last week… In an election that attracted extensive national attention, workers at one of e-commerce giant Amazon’s (AMZN) warehouses voted against unionizing. And it wasn’t even close… Source: New York Times Almost 6,000 workers at the Bessemer, Alabama […]
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Why companies can't stop overworking; The importance of sleep; My hypomanic episodes; Can't Sleep? Here Are Some Surprising Strategies That Actually Work; Greetings from Kenya

By Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson's Daily,
Monday, April 12, 2021
1) Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times had some insightful thoughts over the weekend on the longstanding problem of overwork and burnout in banking, consulting, and, increasingly (thanks to COVID-19), other professions: Why companies can’t stop overworking. Excerpt: Overwork and burnout aren’t just issues at investment banks. For many, the pandemic has essentially […]

The Last Digital Leap Is Now in Motion

By Jeff Brown

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Editor’s note: In today’s Weekend Edition, we’re turning things back over to our friend Jeff Brown from Brownstone Research. Earlier this week, Jeff shared the concept of the “digital leap.” Today, he explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this process… and how investors can take advantage. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way […]

The Update Issue: Startup Roundup – Audio Chat Heats Up, Cameo Hits Unicorn Status

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, April 9, 2021
► In the three months since I first wrote about social media startup Clubhouse, the audio chat category has gone from emerging and fringe to competitive frenzy… As celebrities, CEOs, pro athletes, and politicians have embraced Clubhouse – offering their followers and fans an exceptionally up close and candid window into their thoughts – users […]

Pandemic dashboard; Why we're not out of the woods yet; Chile cautionary tale; Spread of the B.1.1.7 variant; The Fourth Surge Is Upon Us. This Time, It's Different; A battle cry against vaccines; The Pandemic's Wrongest Man

By Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson's Daily,
Friday, April 9, 2021
I continue to closely follow the pandemic, sending lengthy e-mails to my coronavirus e-mail list roughly once a week. If you’d like to receive them, simply send a blank e-mail to: [email protected] Below is an excerpt from the e-mail I sent to my readers yesterday (you can read the entire e-mail here)… 1) The horse […]

America's Billionaires Had an Amazing 2020

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Thursday, April 8, 2021
► As we have heard before, 2020 was a banner year for billionaires… Despite the unlikely backdrop of the pandemic, wealth creation among the mega-rich was simply staggering. We’ve all heard ad nauseum about the surge in market cap for the Big Tech leaders and the corresponding rise in net worth for founders and those […]
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Prior to creating Empire Financial Research, Whitney Tilson founded and ran Kase Capital Management, which managed three value-oriented hedge funds and two mutual funds. Starting out of his bedroom with only $1 million, Tilson grew assets under management to nearly $200 million.

Tilson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in government in 1989. After college, he helped Wendy Kopp launch Teach for America and then spent two years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and was named a Baker Scholar.

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