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Beach Reads: R.E.L.A.X.

Break time! Proud to bring you my 7th annual report on non-business book recommendations. And people, when I tell you these six selections are all outstanding, that any are worthy of your precious downtime in a hammock or on a raft, sprawled out on a lakeside deck or in a rusty ol’ beach chair, I mean it. In order of…

All in the Family Business

“I don’t care,” Sumner Redstone once said when questioned about his abysmal treatment of people. “I’m going to hell anyway.” The media mogul, who would’ve turned 100 last month but alas has been bunking with Satan for going on three years now, was a complicated figure for sure. As we learn in Unscripted by James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams,…

Now You See Me…

In retrospect, surely Don Lemon appreciates the fortunate timing of his inevitable dismissal by CNN. That his news broke the very same hour we learned that the repugnant Tucker Carlson had been axed by Fox News may as well have been masterminded by his PR firm. On perhaps any other day, the buzz would have been that Lemon’s misogyny finally…

The Irish Goodbye

I was recently chatting with my sister about the company her husband founded, a clothing start-up I thought the world didn’t particularly need. Fumbling about, I asked her should it not launch as well as planned if he might schedule an appointment to take it behind the shed and shoot it, which went over about as well as you might…

Drifting Off Course

To know Scott Galloway is to love to hear him speak. One can do so in myriad ways: through his online courses, multiple podcasts, and various talking-head guest appearances. (CNN’s stellar Saturday morning host Michael Smerconish wears his Galloway man-crush on his sleeve.) The NYU Stern School of Business professor’s latest is the coffee-table worthy Adrift: America in 100 Charts…