October was a scary month for many people — among them, Jeb Bush, whose performance in the third Republican presidential debate led observers to conclude his campaign was toast, and the 336 employees Twitter laid off as part of a restructuring plan announced mid-month.
At least one of those employees, Bart Teeuwise, got the bad news in an unfortunate form: discovering he was locked out of his email account. (To be fair, Twitter actually delivered the news to him via voice mail, according to a later tweet, but he got the message too late.)
All wasn’t lost for the ex-Twitter folk, as Twitter’s rivals wasted little time in beckoning them to apply. But Bush may not be so lucky. Among the tools he chose to salvage his presidential bid was a Twitter hashtag campaign, #JebCanFixIt. (The damage is still being done, but just ask JPMorgan how well that strategy works.)
Meanwhile, the Twitterati celebrate Back to the Future Day, Jason Zweig explains behavioral economics in tweet form, the new $3.3 billion breakaway Corient Capital Partners shows what independence looks like, and Barry Ritholtz has an adorable puppy.
On General Economic Topics:
— Bart Teeuwisse (@bartt) October 13, 2015
— Michael Santoli (@michaelsantoli) October 9, 2015
1/ Script from a porn film or a hedge fund letter? You decide: “Finding out what is true is a two-way responsibility….
— Meb Faber (@MebFaber) October 7, 2015
“Being long value and short glamour stocks is dangerous. It’s like being short crystal meth and long math homework…”
— innerscorecard (@inner_scorecard) October 12, 2015
Playboy launches simple A/B test to see if people really read it for the articles: http://t.co/uZzSClkd9m
— Meb Faber (@MebFaber) October 13, 2015
Jeb Bush to serve breakfast all day.