Two Markets to Rock

Costly weddings fall out of favor, and IPO filings have much to savor.

Today’s word count: 1,755 (~6 minutes)

I took my son on his first college visit last weekend. OK, so he’s only 12, but he thinks he wants to go to Stanford — so we stopped by the university on our last day of vacation.

He just read “Shoe Dog,” a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who got a Stanford MBA. And over lunch, he pulled up a YouTube video, “The Zen of Entrepreneurship,” by Stanford lecturer Toby Corey, and imagined himself as a Stanford student.