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WSJ Financial Editor. I run the Wall Street part of the Wall Street Journal. Kentuckian.

Insider Affair: An SEC Trial of the Heart

wsj.com — In November 2004, Ernst & Young partner James Gansman logged on to Ashleymadison.com, a Web site for people in search of extramarital affairs. Mr. Gansman, a lawyer living on Manhattan's Park Avenue, met a Philadelphia woman, Donna Murdoch. They began swapping phone calls and text messages between occasional in-person visits.
Aug 20, 2015

Has your entire office been distracted by debating a six-year-old column mentioning Ashley Madison today? No? wsj.com/articles/SB124…

Daddy, What Was a Truck Driver?

wsj.com — And then one day, man went the way of the mule. Some 5.7 million Americans are licensed as professional drivers, steering the country's vast fleets of delivery vans, UPS trucks and tractor-trailers. Over the next two decades, the driving will slowly be taken on by the machines themselves. Drones. Robots.

A $10 Death for Alexander Hamilton

wsj.com — I was with a friend at the teeming corner of Manhattan's 6th Avenue and 42nd Street: "This," I said, pointing at the madness of New York City, "is Hamilton's world." As fate would have it, I've been mesmerized by Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton for the past month.
Jun 17, 2015

RT @WSJ: The U.S. Treasury plans to feature a woman on the $10 bill instead of Alexander Hamilton on.wsj.com/1RaVt5G pic.twitter.com/5vu3Uhj1vt

Jun 17, 2015

Alexander Hamilton would duel over the idea that identity - not accomplishment - would land someone on the $10 bill. on.wsj.com/1RaWXwA

Jun 17, 2015

RT @dkberman: Alexander Hamilton would duel over the idea that identity - not accomplishment - would land someone on the $10 bill. on.wsj.com/1RaWXwA

Jun 17, 2015

The beginning of the end for American civilization. A $10 death for Alexander Hamilton on.wsj.com/1fiiBTX via @WSJ

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Is Huffington Post Worth $1 Billion?

wsj.com — While the site is an operation of undeniable scale, it hasn't produced an operating profit Coaching legend John Wooden put it best: Never mistake activity for achievement. There is no disputing the activity of online news site Huffington Post. Some 214 million people a month read the website.
Jun 12, 2015

"Is growth a sign of strength, or a sign of weakness?" @dkberman on valuing The Huffington Post wsj.com/articles/is-hu…

Jun 12, 2015

RT @WSJ: Is the Huffington Post worth $1 billion? It hasn't produced an operating profit on.wsj.com/1f6vgcy pic.twitter.com/fMRGm3smBy

Jun 12, 2015

RT @WSJ: Is the Huffington Post worth $1 billion? It hasn't produced an operating profit on.wsj.com/1f6vgcy pic.twitter.com/fMRGm3smBy

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As Power Shifts, AT&T May Alter Yahoo Pact

wsj.com — In November 2001, Yahoo Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s predecessor, SBC Communications Inc., announced a partnership they touted as a "landmark strategic alliance" that would link the telecom and Internet worlds. SBC showcased the relationship by painting field-crew vans with Yahoo's logo and brash purple color.
May 12, 2015

As Power Shifts, AT&T May Alter Yahoo Pact on.wsj.com/14B1wit via @WSJ From 2007. Worth a reread in light of today's @verizon @aol news

Verizon-AOL: A War of All Against All

wsj.com — When Steve Jobs released the first iPhone in June 2007, Apple Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. were worth almost exactly the same in the public markets: About $115 billion. What came over the next eight years was one of the greatest transfers of power and wealth in corporate history.
May 12, 2015

"The carriers still love to romance the “power of the network,” but this has the feel of a crumbling empire." wsj.com/articles/veriz…

May 12, 2015

A war of all against all. Platforms against platforms. Content against content. on.wsj.com/1IvIBao via @WSJ

May 12, 2015

RT @dkberman: Both Apple and Verizon were worth $115 billion in 2007. Today Apple is worth $735 billion, Verizon $204 billion. on.wsj.com/1J8ZxCF

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Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer on Microsoft Search Deal, Alibaba Spinoff

wsj.com — Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said that her company's newly reworked search partnership with Microsoft Corp. was structured to "put more pressure on Microsoft to make the product better," and that the tax-advantaged status of the company's scheduled spinoff of Alibaba and other assets was in good shape.

My Sold Kentucky Home: A College Basketball Fan’s Disillusionment

wsj.com — This was supposed to be my annual column for taunting the gimmick-riddled realm of Kentucky basketball. Then three weeks ago, a shock came across my Twitter feed. The starting point guard for my hometown squad-Louisville-was charged with raping two women in one night.
Mar 18, 2015

RT @dkberman: "My Sold Kentucky Home." Money, academic scandals and a rape claim sour my love for NCAA hoops on.wsj.com/1DABJ9K pic.twitter.com/ZjZyBFFZkl

Mar 18, 2015

"My Sold Kentucky Home." Money, academic scandals and a rape claim sour my love for NCAA hoops on.wsj.com/1DABJ9K pic.twitter.com/ZjZyBFFZkl

Mar 18, 2015

RT @dkberman: "My Sold Kentucky Home." Money, academic scandals and a rape claim sour my love for NCAA hoops on.wsj.com/1DABJ9K pic.twitter.com/ZjZyBFFZkl

Mar 18, 2015

A 'sport of collapsing moral norms' MT @dkberman: Money, academic scandals and rape claim sour my love for NCAA hoops on.wsj.com/1DABJ9K

Mar 18, 2015

RT @dkberman: "My Sold Kentucky Home." Money, academic scandals and a rape claim sour my love for NCAA hoops on.wsj.com/1DABJ9K pic.twitter.com/ZjZyBFFZkl

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Seeking a Cure for Raging Corporate Activism

wsj.com — Not unlike unearthing a lost herbal remedy, Brian O'Kelley recently rediscovered an ancient treatment for cases of raging corporate activism. It's called tenure voting. First deployed in the 1980s and since fallen out of vogue, it's a simple concept with intriguing consequences for U.S. companies.
Mar 18, 2015

How tenure voting could provide a cure for raging corporate activism on.wsj.com/1EtOWik via @WSJ @dkberman

Mar 18, 2015

Should investors who hold stocks for a while get more votes? @dkberman explores on.wsj.com/1EtOWik

Mar 18, 2015

Do we need cure for corporate #activism? Maybe activists are new price makers as #index funds reign ow.ly/KuoCP @wsj

A Radical Idea for Activist Investors

wsj.com — Activist investors are like UPS drivers. They turn in only one direction. By now, the activists' rise is remarkable for its sheer scale and ferocity, with some $119 billion placed in their hands. Last year, they pursued 343 companies, up 27% from the year before, according to FactSet.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @lvickerywsj: What if activist shareholders pressed companies not to cut costs, but to invest more? on.wsj.com/1uYfJCz via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2015

What if activists pressed companies not to cut costs, but invest more? on.wsj.com/1uYfJCz careful w/those peanut butter Pop Tarts, tho

Jan 27, 2015

Activists have been noticeably absent from the US defense sector. Here's a good reason why. @WSJ on.wsj.com/18pn9Vb

Jan 27, 2015

Why don't activists push companies playing it too safe or spending too much on dividends/buybacks, asks @dkberman. on.wsj.com/1uYfJCz

Jan 27, 2015

RT @DaveCBenoit: Why don't activists push companies playing it too safe or spending too much on dividends/buybacks, asks @dkberman. on.wsj.com/1uYfJCz

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Aug 28, 2015

Billion-Dollar Baby: Nassim Taleb's "Black Swan" hedge fund made $1 billion this week on.wsj.com/1LHl3kN @nntaleb pic.twitter.com/uibv7VHWt1

Aug 26, 2015

China consumes 50% of Earth's steel, nickel and copper, 30% of its rice, 12% of its oil. But only 1% of its coffee. pic.twitter.com/DK3WkffBcD

Aug 21, 2015

Stock market plunges! Here's the state of the financial world in one easy-to-understand chart. pic.twitter.com/Mx2dtT1LIJ

Aug 10, 2015

Columbia House just filed for bankruptcy. Its 2014 revenue: $14 million. 1996 revenue: $1.4 billion. More @WSJ. pic.twitter.com/6wq6E9kxRf

Jul 28, 2015

To be fair to Twitter: It has 316 million users. The New York Times has 957,000. $NYT $TWTR

Jul 28, 2015

The New York Times is adding digital subscribers at nearly double the pace (5%) of Twitter's user growth (2.6%). $TWTR $NYT

Jul 28, 2015

Eventually we must each confront The Big One: Am I ready to pay $30 per month for ESPN? on.wsj.com/1U2P9QR pic.twitter.com/f8z55CU743

Jul 23, 2015

One way to think about Amazon: A scaled, private infrastructure - rivaling a canal, a dam or electric grid - that none can duplicate. $AMZN


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