What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the listener behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops into powerhouse titans of capital.
""Modern day Wizards of Oz""
Sweat Equity goes inside the multibillion dollar trend toward endurance sports and fitness to discover who's driving it, who's paying for it, and who's profiting. Bloomberg's Jason Kelly, author of The New Tycoons, profiles the participants, entrepreneurs, and investors at the center of this movement, exploring this phenomenon in which a surge of people - led by the most affluent - are becoming increasingly obsessed with looking and feeling better.
A conversation between Frommer's editorial director, Kelly Regan, and Jason Clampet, editor for Frommers.com, sorts through VAT taxes and credit-card headaches, and then extolls the virtues of bubble wrap.
"Helpful Shopping Advice"
A conversation between Frommer's editorial director, Kelly Regan, and Jason Clampet, editor for Frommers.com, reveals the wonders of dry-cleaning bags, the convenience of solid shampoo in a liquid-phobic world, and the importance of really being able to recognize your black wheelie bag.
"Waste of time"
A hard-hitting look at achieving financial freedom by avoiding excessive borrowing and spending. If you don't actively resist America's culture of debt, you'll end up precisely where the government, banks, and big business want you to be: indentured servitude. The mistakes people make with their money are basic, and avoidable, and unless you understand what they are, you're probably going to repeat them. What you need is someone who can shed light on the obstacles we face and show you how to avoid getting tripped up by them.
"This should be a high school textbook"
"I Run a GMO Company — and I Support GMO Labeling" is from the May 15, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Jason Kelly and narrated by Fleet Cooper.