Will The New York Times Company survive as a stand-alone firm past 2015? That's unknowable, of course. A lot can happen between now and then. But extrapolating from current trends can give us an idea of where things are going. That's what Ironfire Capital's Eric Jackson does for Forbes, arguing that trendlines suggest that the "basket-case" of a company...
Extrapolating trends is exciting but misleading. Manias, bubbles and "momentum investing" all rely on observing a trend and extrapolating it into the future. This is how we get "housing never goes down" and other trends which eventu... Read Post
Founders Fund already stands out for backing startups with radical ideas, including Counsyl, Hampton Creek, Planet Labs, and SpaceX. Now the venture firm is making a formal commitment to funding startups in aeronautics, life science... Read Post
European governments have quietly paid al Qaeda between $125 million and $165 million in ransoms for kidnapping victims since 2008, including at least $66 million in the past year alone, according to a New York Times investigation. ... Read Post