Thursdays are all about longform links on Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s linkfest including a look at the ups and downs of Softbank Capital.

Quote of the Day

"Fields like finance and consulting are useful microcosms of how our society has come to blindly accept credentialism and technocracy."

(Aravind "Vinny" Byju)

Chart of the Day

How Walmart ($WMT) has tried to shed its image as a corporate bully. (chart via @ycharts)