Convershaken

Shake up your conversation with commentary and analysis of the biggest news stories

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Theron Mohamed

I’ve written for The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Insider, WIRED, The Telegraph, The Independent, Investors Chronicle and more.

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Build-a-Bear Fears a Repeat of Its Chaotic ‘Pay Your Age’ Deal. It Shouldn’t.

Most companies would kill for excited shoppers, big sales and record store traffic. Build-a-Bear Workshop’s executives, fearful of the…

George H.W. Bush Showed Strength and Restraint. America’s Missed Him.

The recent death of George H.W. Bush has rekindled nostalgia for a president with style, decorum and political experience. Yet the senior…

Levi’s Plans To Go Public. It’s Perfect Timing.

Levi Strauss & Co, the inventor of blue jeans, might list its shares at a $5 billion valuation in a matter of months. Given consumers’…

Michael Bloomberg Donated $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins. What a Shame.

Michael Bloomberg has pledged $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University, a sum that will enable his alma mater to permanently admit…

YouTube is Betting Big on Education. It Should Buy MasterClass.

More than a billion people visit YouTube each month to learn something, whether it’s how to make gnocchi, tie a bowtie, skip a stone or…

Trump’s Treatment of Jim Acosta is a Travesty. Past Presidents Weren’t Much Better.

During Jim Acosta’s latest shouting match with Donald Trump, he grappled with a White House intern over a microphone, prompting her bosses…

Bill Gates Transformed Computing. His Greatest Legacy Might Be A Toilet.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates pioneered personal computing, launched the Windows operating system and introduced Word, Excel and other…

Spotify’s Earnings Show the Power of Premium. Time to End the Free Option.

Spotify’s third-quarter earnings revealed strong gains at its advertising-supported and paid-subscription services. Yet the…

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Explores Identity. That’s Perfect for Halloween.

Millions of people dress up as a different person for Halloween. As the central theme of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is identity, it’s…

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