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Top articles of the week | April 22

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

From ‘Zombie Malls’ to Bonobos: What America’s Retail Transformation Looks Like   NY Times

Is there any truth to the demise of the retail industry? This great NY times piece uncovers what the retail transformation in America looks like. This additional

Times article goes into market dynamics as well. Fascinating read into how ecommerce is impacting retail.

 

How Amazon is Dismantling Retail              Scott Galloway, L2 Inc

Following upon the last article, this 25 minute video from L2’s Scott Galloway has a few fascinating tidbits of information on Amazon’s strategy. The best line: Brands are Dead.

 

Meet the man that makes Facebook’s machines think     Buzzfeed

Montreal has Yoshua Bengio. Facebook has Yann Le Cunn. Yann is widely recognized as one of the three founding fathers of Deep Learning along with Yoshua. Great read on Facebook’s ambition with artificial intelligence.

 

Ed Thorp: the man who beat the casinos, then the markets       Financial Times

A great piece on Ed Thorp, who set up the first quant fund. Seriously interesting interview on the man, market dynamics and the fallacy of the financial crisis.

You have click through on the Google search result in order to avoid the paywall.

 

Episode 25: David Dufresne, Partner @ 500 Startups    PNR Podcast

We had a great conversation with David Dufresne from 500 Startups. We went deep on their growth (1800 companies worldwide) and why they are so attractive (it’s the network).