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Episode 416: Reeves Wiedeman


Reeves Wiedeman is a reporter at New York and the author of the new book Billion Dollar Loser.

“You get inside these companies and … you assume everything is running based on models and numbers and then you get inside and it’s just people. And sometimes they have MBAs and sometimes they don’t. … At the end of the day, whether you’re running a media company or an office space company, it’s all people making these decisions and they often do very strange, contradictory, and ultimately unsuccessful things.”

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Show notes:

  • @reeveswiedeman
  • reeveswiedeman.net
  • Wiedeman on Longform
  • Wiedeman on Longform Podcast
  • Wiedeman's archive at New York Magazine
  • 01:00 "The Watcher" (New York • Nov 2018)
  • 01:00 "What's Left of Condé Nast" (New York • Oct 2019)
  • 01:00 "A Company Built on a Bluff" (New York • Jun 2018)
  • 01:00 "The I in We" (New York • Jun 2019)
  • 02:00 Billion Dollar Loser (Little Brown • 2020)
  • 17:00 "Is Uber Evil, Or Just Doomed?" (New York • May 2017)
  • 25:00 Cambridge Analytica coverage at The Guardian

 

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 2020-10-28  38m