Here are the 9 most popular Business Insider Prime stories of 2018

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Dear readers,

A year ago, we created BI Prime because we wanted to get past the PR and buzzwords, persuade inside sources to talk, and figure out what exactly is going on inside the companies you care about.

Fast-forward to today, and thousands of you are already reading BI Prime. And the number of Prime stories continues to increase as we head into 2019.

There have been big scoops about Goldman Sachs, interviews with the world’s biggest investors, and inside stories about what’s really going behind the scenes at buzzy Silicon Valley companies.

Here are nine of our most popular recent BI Prime stories:

1. ‘We didn’t learn anything’: Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller says the next financial crisis could be worse than the last, and lays out how it might happen

Stanley Druckenmiller – who formerly managed money for George Soros, ran his own hedge fund, and now oversees a family office – said in an exclusive interview that conditions were ripe for a financial crisis that could put the last one to shame.

2. Leaked Andreessen Horowitz data reveals how much Silicon Valley startup execs really get paid, from CEOs to Sales VPs

BI’s tech reporter Rob Price obtained confidential startup salary information from a top venture-capital firm. You can explore the data in the interactive charts we created.

3. Thoma Bravo, Apttus’ new owner, turns to damage control with partners like Salesforce and faces questions over an exec’s $US26 million golden-parachute package

BI’s tech-deals reporter Becky Peterson published a series of explosive reports about allegations of sexual harassment at the $US2 billion software company Apttus.

4. Goldman Sachs just named its next CEO – here are the execs who will be in and out, according to a dozen insiders

We spoke to top Goldman executives to find out who the new CEO, David Solomon, would most likely turn to for advice and who would likely get the cold shoulder.

5. Meet 2018’s Rising Stars of Wall Street shaking up investing, trading, and dealmaking

We compiled a list of the top 25 finance leaders under the age of 35, including those from companies like Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Apollo, and Galaxy Digital.

6. AT&T has notified a group of dealers who sell DirecTV products that their contracts will end in December after a terrible quarter for pay TV

BI’s media reporter Abby Jackson revealed that three years after AT&T’s $US50 billion acquisition of DirecTV, the telco behemoth is still struggling to stabilise that part of its business.

7. 70-hour weeks and ‘WTF’ emails: 42 employees reveal the frenzy of working at Tesla under the ‘cult’ of Elon Musk

We spoke with 42 Tesla employees about what it’s like to work at one of the world’s most ambitious and controversial companies.

8. Meet the 30 healthcare leaders under 40 who are using technology to shape the future of medicine

BI came up with the top young leaders engaged in groundbreaking work in healthcare technology.

9. Uber insiders describe infighting and questionable decisions before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian

BI’s chief tech reporter Julie Bort spoke to Uber insiders about dysfunction in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, with rampant infighting and pressure to catch up to competitors, issues that these employees said continue to this day.

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