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Friday, May 19, 2017

Commence | No Mercy No Malice | Scott Galloway | L2

Commence | No Mercy No Malice | Scott Galloway | L2

Howard Hart, legendary figure in CIA clandestine service, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

Howard Hart, legendary figure in CIA clandestine service, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

Relationships and Glass-Steagall - Bloomberg

Relationships and Glass-Steagall - Bloomberg



I suspect there is a sociological reason, which is that it feels more high-status to live in a world of favor-trading and gift exchange than a world of naked commercial transactions. "Oh, I'm close with the CEO of XYZ Corp., we play golf together and he listens to my advice" is a more satisfying description of your work life than "I have sold four units of M&A to XYZ Corp. this quarter." Business as a network of gift exchanges allows you to cast your business life as a life, your work relationships as friendships, your work as influential rather than merely lucrative.