For balance, I think I'll throw in the fascinating NYT story of five small businesses that
For corp finance, I think I'll recycle a favorite: the NYT's glorious account of Simmons Mattress, transmogrified from a sleepy (heh!) but study old-fashioned manufacturer, then into a cash cow, then into bankruptcy (why do so many of my stories wind up here?). Sure, it's a chance to beat up on private equity but it's also a great vehicle to kick off an inquiry into the question, what do we want out of a finance system, anyway?
Sounds like fun. To me, anyway.
*Does it really mean "out of work?"