Economics/Class Relations

Welcome to a new era

November 19, 2023 • 4 min read
with Nich Carlson
Hi, I’m Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider’s global editor in chief. I’ll be filling in for Matt Turner this week. Welcome back to our Sunday edition, a roundup of some of our best stories of the week. Let’s go.
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A new era
It was a big week for us — we changed our name to Business Insider!


Though we were known by that name for years, we aren’t moving backwards. This is a new beginning, and I couldn’t be more excited.


Don’t get me wrong — it was great being Insider. We won a Pulitzer and two Emmys as Insider.


But this change represents a recommitment to the coverage areas you know and love us for: business, tech, and innovation.


So what does this mean for you as a reader?


We’ll be providing you with journalism that’s as informative as it is transformative. We’ll dig deeper into trends and innovations driving the global economy and markets forward. And because you have full lives outside of work, we’ll keep bringing you stories about health, travel, parenting, science, and more.


I’m so fired up. Welcome to Business Insider.

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This week’s top reads
RIP Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs is no longer the most feared firm on Wall Street. But maybe that’s the way it has to be.


The famed journalist Bethany McLean has a fascinating deep dive on the state of Goldman Sachs. The prestigious investment bank, where McLean once worked, has had a tumultuous few years. At the center of much of the drama is its embattled CEO, David Solomon.


McLean spoke with Solomon and other top executives about the bank’s evolution as power dynamics across Wall Street shift.


More on the evolution of Goldman Sachs under CEO David Solomon.

Matt Harrison Clough for Insider
Make America Build Again
America doesn’t build big anymore. And if we don’t change course, it’s going to get us all killed, Business Insider’s Adam Rogers writes.


Megaprojects — railroads, skyscrapers, rockets to the moon — were once the US’s “thing.” But for the past 50 years, the US has been coasting. A crisis of inaction threatens to cripple the economy beyond repair, condemn millions of people to poverty, and worsen the death toll from global warming.


Rogers spoke with dozens of experts about whether there’s a single, overarching answer to the crucial question facing the US: How can America build its way back to greatness?


He came away convinced there’s a radical, surefire solution — it’s just not the one he expected to find. Or one he thought he’d agree with.


Read Rogers’ radical plan.

Josh Cochran for Insider
Confessions of a startup founder’s wife
Starting a tech company is hard for the founders, but what about their significant others?


Business Insider’s Melia Russell offers a searingly honest peek into the life of someone married to a startup entrepreneur. She chronicles the pressures that come with watching someone you love pursue a dream in a field where most people fail.


As if that’s not hard enough, Russell reports on the very industry her husband is trying to break into. “I knew too much about what could go wrong, like a first lady who doubled as a reporter in the White House press corps,” she writes.


More on the ups and downs of being married to a startup founder.

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The rise of remote-job cheats
A growing number of professionals are secretly working two or more full-time jobs — and their bosses don’t know.


They describe themselves as “overemployed” and seize on the privacy provided by remote work to juggle multiple jobs on the sly, multiplying their paychecks in the process.


To learn their methods, motivations, and lingo, Business Insider’s Aki Ito spent several weeks hanging out among the overemployed.


Read the full story.



This week’s quote
“I see these buildings on Central Park with penthouses that are empty because nobody can pay millions for apartments like that. But here I am fighting to stay in New York in my pre-war walkup building.”

— A longtime Airbnb host who’s seen their finances upended by New York City’s de facto ban on short-term rentals.



More of this week’s top reads


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Nicholas Carlson, global editor in chief, in New York City. Matt Turner, editor in chief of business, in New York City, Dan DeFrancesco, senior editor and anchor, in New York City. Diamond Naga Siu, senior reporter, in San Diego. Hallam Bullock, editor, in London. Lisa Ryan, executive editor, in New York.

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