From beers and selling backyard pools, to Mexican drug lords, here are five intriguing stories from the world of business in its many forms.
One of the most fascinating "undercover" articles we've read from the world of business is this account of a writer who went undercover as a car salesman to learn the tricks of the trade.
It's the kind of thing that's handy to bookmark, if you enjoy a good read now and then.
Which is why we bookmarked this list of Longform's "Best Business Stories of 2012". If you've never visited the site, Longform doesn't writer the articles, it just links to them - serving as a collection of links to long (and sometimes fascinating) articles.
Perhaps something to bookmark for those lucky enough to be getting a bit of a break during the holiday period.