Five Things You Should Read

August 7, 2017

Why PayPal’s numbers look so good, the material impact of new accounting rules, and FEI’s CFRI keynote on Obamacare.

The Accounting Tack That Makes PayPal’s Numbers Look So Good

NYT (Subscription may be required)

PayPal’s favored earnings-per-share measure does not calculate in accordance with GAAP.

A Googler's Would-Be Manifesto Reveals Tech's Rotten Core

The Atlantic

The memo has drawn rage and dismay since its appearance Saturday.

Take-Two is 1 of 5 Companies to Say New Accounting Rules Will Have a Material Impact

Market Watch

GM, Boeing, Microsoft and GE have said new revenue recognition standards are expected to have a substantial impact.

Aetna CEO: Obamacare 'Cannot Be Repealed, Period'

CNBC

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini says Congress should forget about repealing Obamacare and try to negotiate a bipartisan fix.

Productivity Secrets From Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Susan Wojcicki, And More

Fast Company

From streamlining decision-making to starting work at 4 a.m., this is how the CEOs you admire get so much done.