Practical analysis for investment professionals
10 October 2013

Weekend Reads for Advisers: Twitter, Retirement, and the Shutdown Showdown

Posted In: Weekend Reads

One story that got my attention this week came from the Guardian: Sometime in the first half of 2014, the Financial Times will launch a single edition, global print product. In a memo to staff, editor Lionel Barber said: “The 1970s-style newspaper publishing process — making incremental changes to multiple editions through the night is dead. In future, our print product will derive from the web offering — not vice versa.” As journalist Roy Greenslade points out, the “path-breaking changes to the production of its printed newspaper” appear to be “the penultimate step towards becoming a digital-only publication.”

Or, as Felix Salmon put it:

We are all consumers of information, and how we get that information is changing and will continue to evolve. One can’t help but wonder what the media landscape and our digital devices will look like a few years from now. What devices will we be using? How will digital technologies influence how we process information?

And now, here are some other interesting articles from the past couple of weeks, in case you missed them.


Work Culture/Trust


The Single-Family Office Business

The Partial Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling

Fiduciary Duty

And Now For Something Completely Different

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About the Author(s)
Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster was a content director on the professional learning team at CFA Institute and host of the Take 15 Podcast. She is the former managing editor of Enterprising Investor and co-lead of CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management initiative. Lauren spent nearly a decade on staff at the Financial Times as a reporter and editor based in the New York bureau, followed by freelance writing for Barron’s and the FT. Lauren holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.

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