Thursday, September 24, 2015


Recent profiles/biographical pieces:

1. Elizabeth Holmes at Theranos (
Of course, one obvious difference between them is that Holmes is a young woman in an environment that has long favored young men. But there are few entrepreneurs--of either gender--with Holmes's record of accomplishment and even fewer willing to talk about it publicly. Holmes didn't set out to become a role model; she set out to save lives. But now, as the world's youngest female self-made billionaire, she's stumbled into this rarefied position and is beginning to own it. "I really believe it's like the four-minute mile," says Holmes, whose estimated net worth is $4.5 billion. "When one person does it, more and more people do it."
2. Energy Secretary Arne Duncan (politico)
“Here’s what people don’t get about Arne: I’ve never met anyone as physically and mentally tough,” Rogers told me. “I’ve seen him play with a broken hand. I’ve seen him play with blood pouring down his face. People get the wrong impression of him, because he’s so patient and calm and civil.”
3. Chief Justice John Roberts: (BloombergView)
It would be nice to think that history will vindicate Roberts. But it hasn’t vindicated Frankfurter -- at least not yet. Constitutional law should be more than pure politics. Roberts deserves admiration, not contempt. Maybe someday he’ll get it.

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