January 7, 2022
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The Athletic Story Comes to an End

And just like that, The Athletic was bought.

When I wrote on Tuesday that I was expecting The New York Times to buy The Athletic this year, I didn’t think it’d happen this fast. And yet, I shouldn’t really be that shocked. The Times had walked away last summer, but to come back a second time, it must have had a very good idea what it was doing.

Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.

In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…

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