Category Archives: Bloomberg Businessweek

How Poland Became Europe’s Most Dynamic Economy

My story on Poland’s unlikely economic success has just been published in Bloomberg Businessweek. The oldest coffee shop in Warsaw has been in operation nearly without interruption since the end of the 18th century. In the upstairs room, a young Frédéric Chopin … Continue reading

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Even Political Expulsion Can’t Take Berlusconi out of Politics

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on Silvio Berlusconi’s expulsion from the Italian senate. It wasn’t the first time that journalists sat down to write Silvio Berlusconi’s political obituary, and Italy’s former prime minister was making it clear he’d … Continue reading

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Can a Tribe Sue for Copyright? The Maasai Want Royalties for Use of Their Name

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on an effort by the Maasai to grab control of their intellectual property. Sometimes, to get your point across to the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania, you have to talk in cows. … Continue reading

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Iceland Prosecutor Investigates, Convicts Bankers for Financial Crimes

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on the Icelandic prosecutor that’s going after the country’s bankers. Ólafur Hauksson didn’t even apply for his job the first time it was offered. It was late 2008, and Iceland was in the … Continue reading

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Against the Odds, Finding a Job in Greece

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published the epilogue to my story on Greek unemployment. In July, for a cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek, I followed a 29-year-old Greek woman named Tina Stratigaki for a week as she searched for a job. Mostly, there was … Continue reading

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Comedian Beppe Grillo on Italy’s Political and Economic Future

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my interview with Beppe Grillo. You started as a comic. I am still a comic, a fantastic one. Were you always political? No, I went through stages. First, a comic of jokes. Then I discovered … Continue reading

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Taxibeat’s Nikos Drandakis on Launching a Startup Amid the Greek Crisis

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my interview with Taxibeat’s Nikos Drandakis. What exactly does Taxibeat do? Taxibeat is a mobile application that helps a consumer easily locate nearby taxis and choose the best available taxi based on the feedback that … Continue reading

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Greece’s Unemployed Young: A Great Depression Steals the Nation’s Future

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my cover story on the Greek youth unemployment crisis. Outside an unmarked green metal door in the hallway of a suburban Athens high school, Tina Stratigaki waits for a job interview. It’s a Tuesday in … Continue reading

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Screwed in Cyprus

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on the crisis in Cyprus. Ionna Constantinou, a 24-year-old lawyer in Nicosia, Cyprus, was up early on March 16, packing her bags for a weekend holiday in London. She turned on her laptop … Continue reading

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As Cardinals Choose a New Pope, Romans Hope for a Spike in Business

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on the papal conclave’s hoped for business boom. In 2005, during the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the cobblestone streets near St. Peter’s Basilica flowed with the faithful. They had come to … Continue reading

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