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Katharine Graham at the Helm

Katharine Graham’s remarkable journey from widow to master capital allocator.

The Story of Signature Plastics

The rise, and then fall, of Signature Plastics, a pioneering custom keycap designer and manufacturer.

The Fall of Steinhardt Partners

The erosion, and then collapse of Michael Steinhardt’s early advantaged position in the hedge fund world.

Michael Steinhardt: The King of Block Trading

How Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz found a competitive advantage in the early years of hedge funds. An example of competitive advantage in the ridiculously fierce domain of public markets.

How Charlie Munger Made His First Million

How Charlie Munger came back from a major life setback and a terrible first business, to make his first million.

Marvel Studios: The Origin Story

The Marvel Cinematic Universe was created thanks to a brilliant piece of financial manoeuvring.

Bootstrapping to Millions in Singapore's Point of Sale Market

A personal story of bootstrapping success, with a little help from a distorted market.

How Private Equity Killed Toys “R” Us

How a series of leveraged buyouts killed a perfectly decent business.

How Private Equity Killed Payless

What it looks like when an owner has a ton of Capital expertise, but not much on the Operations or Market sides of business expertise.

Data, Knowledge and the Capital Cycle: The Start of Koch Industries's Empire

How Koch Industry’s used W. Edward Deming’s concept of ’knowledge’, some capital expertise, and data to build an empire.