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“Not one syllable of what Hemingway has written can or will be missed by any literate person in the world.”

I enjoyed this NYT collection of terrible reviews for now-classic books. Of course hindsight is 20-20, and honest critique in any form is difficult – but it still feels good to poke some fun at those silly critics.

North Africa Car Market Outlook & Perspectives to 2025
Tuesday December 15, 2020

North Africa’s car market outlook is forecasted to be the fastest-growing in the World in the next 5 years, with a CAGR of 10.8% and a projected 678.000 units sold per year. Renault will remain the undiscussed leader and is expected to surpass 60.000 sales per year, followed by Volkswagen and Peugeot. The present situation […]

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For something similar in the VC world, check out Bessemer’s famous anti-portfolio.

Used Vs New Car: Pros Of Both
Wednesday February 24, 2021

Buying a car is one of the significant milestones in an adult’s life. Aside from its practical uses, it’s also considered a substantial investment. This is because it allows you to get a partial return on the amount that you spent for it initially. The biggest question, however, is whether you should buy a new […]

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“Shall we frankly declare that, after the most deliberate consideration of Mr. Darwin’s arguments, we remain unconvinced?” On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin (1860)

“The average intelligent reader will glean little or nothing from it … save bewilderment and a sense of disgust.” Ulysses, by James Joyce (1922)

How is the Global Automotive Industry Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Tuesday December 01, 2020

Shutting down brick-and-mortar commerce, at varying degrees around the world, has driven the automotive industry online. To keep up with security standards and market demand, car retailers are utilizing innovative technology and adaptive support to stay afloat.  To simplify the purchasing process for buyers, auto brands are also applying virtual reality techniques, social media marketing, […]

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“This Salinger, he’s a short-story guy.” The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (1951)

“As discouraging as a breakfast of cold porridge.” Collected Poems, by W.B. Yeats (1896)

“There are two equally serious reasons why it isn’t worth any adult reader’s attention. The first is that it is dull, dull, dull in a pretentious, florid and archly fatuous fashion. The second is that it is repulsive.” Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov (1958)

“Not one syllable of what Hemingway has written can or will be missed by any literate person in the world.” Across the River and Into the Trees, by Ernest Hemingway (1950)

“‘Catch-22’ has much passion, comic and fervent, but it gasps for want of craft and sensibility.” Catch-22, by Joseph Heller (1963)

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