Barry Ritholtz’s Masters in Business Turns 100

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I am a regular connoisseur of Barry Ritholtz’s work both in print and digital.  Barry writes for his own site The Big Picture in addition to columns at Bloomberg and The Washington Post.  A few years ago Barry began work at Bloomberg on a podcast series called Master in Business (MIB).  The premise behind the show is centered on having conversations with some of the brightest and most talented people both inside and outside of the realm of finance and business.

This past week Barry reached a milestone, his 100th podcast, and fittingly it featured Jack Schwager.  Jack is the author of the Market Wizards series of books that are a must read for people within the investment industry.  Barry credits Jack as being part of the inspiration behind Master in Business which follows a similar format to how Jack wrote the Market Wizards books.

Below is a curated edition of my favorite MIB podcasts.  If I could only listen to a few, it would be conversations with Scott Galloway, Ken Feinberg, Michael Mauboussin, and Howard Marks.  They are in order by date and I have underlined the guest.  The conversation topic is in bold.  The best way to access the podcasts are through iTunes but they can also be reached here at Blomberg.

Congrats Barry and thanks for the continued sharing of knowledge.

  • August 2nd 2014 – Michael Mauboussin, Head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse; the role of luck in investing
  • October 4th 2014 – Jack Schwager, author of Market Wizards book series; ideas that shape markets
  • November 8th 2014 – Mark Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks (NBA), co-founder of, and regular on ABC’s Shark Tank; modern day entrepreneurship
  • January 11th 2015 – Patrick O’Shaughnessy, asset manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management and author of Millennial Money; millennial generation and their investments
  • February 15th 2015 – Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-Flowers.Com; innovative thinking and the impact of motivational speeches
  • February 21st 2015 – Cliff Asness, co-founder of AQR Capital Management; quantitative approach to investing
  • Mar 15th 2015 – Brad Katsuyama, President and CEO of IEX Group; high frequency trading, dark pool, and the Michael Lewis book Flash Boys
  • Mar 21st 2015 – Meb Faber, co-founder and CIO of Cambridge Investment Management and author; quantitative approach to finance
  • Mar 28th 2015 – Charlie Ellis, author of several books including Winning the Loser’s Game; investment management business
  • May 2nd 2015 – Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner at Skybridge Capital; culture of Wall Street
  • June 5th 2015 – Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business; greatest innovative companies of our time
  • June 13th 2015 – Richard Thaler, Director of the Center for Decision Research, co-director of the Behavior Economics Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and author of several books; behavioral economics
  • June 20th 2015 – Nick Hanauer, co-founder of venture capital firm Second Avenue Partners; state of venture capital
  • June 27th 2015 – Ed Hyman, Chairman of Evercore ISI; econometric modeling
  • July 4th 2015 – Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors; hedge funds
  • July 19th 2015 – Howard Marks, Chairman of Oaktree Capital Group and author; defining risk and investing
  • August 21st 2015 – Nate Silver, founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight; sports, politics, and statistics
  • October 9th 2015 – Ken Feinberg, Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001; grief and compensation
  • January 8th 2016 – Michael Covel, co-founder of and author of Trend Following; rules of turtle trading
  • March 24th 2016 – Helaine Olen, columnist at Slate and author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated; personal finance and the shortcomings of financial literacy and advice
  • April 1st 2016 – Tom Dorsey, co-founder of Dorsey, Wright & Associates and author of Point and Finger Charting; a playbook for stock mark success
  • April 22nd 2016 – Robert Johnson, President and CEO of the American College of Financial Services; financial service education and certifications
  • June 24th 2016 – Wesley Gray, CEO and CIO of Alpha Architect and a former captain in the U.S. Marines; quantitative analysis
  • July 1st 2016 – Ross Buchmueller, President and CEO of the Pure Group of Insurance Companies; risk and the insurance industry
  • July 15th 2016 – Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, current state of foreign affairs
  • July 22nd 2016 – Jack Schwager, author of Market Wizards book series; the 100th MIB Podcast