Michael Lewis, in my opinion, is one of the greatest authors of his time. He is the author of The Fifth Risk, The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, and Moneyball, to name a few. Lewis’ address to the Princeton class of 2012 is one of the better commencement speeches that I have heard. If Lewis had … Read More
Even Doing Good Has Its Financial Perks
Even people who help other people have the ability to cash out in the equity markets. Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester the founders of crowdfunding site GoFundMe have agreed to sell the controlling position to an investor group led by Accel Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. The deal, values the company at around $600 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. … Read More
Why daydreaming not multitasking is the way to process the unprecedented amount of information we now face
No wonder why most people feel like they are overloaded. The video below ties into another post the “paradox of choice” concept. With so much choice in the world, we burn precious energy fighting the distractions vs. being able to take the appropriate time to really focus on the task at hand. Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz
20 Years of Data Reveal: Congress Doesn’t Care What You Think
Most people have probably thought that Congress doesn’t care about what you think but this video below puts some data and analysis to that very suggestion. Professors Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University looked at more than 20 years of data to tackle this question. Their study took data from nearly 2,000 public-opinion surveys and compared what … Read More
How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
Anyone interested in a introductory lesson on how the economy works this 30 minute below by Ray Dalio is a great educational tool. Ray Dalio is the legendary investor and founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates.
Scott Hanselman – It’s not what you read, it’s what you ignore
When watching this video remember…..hope is never a strategy Webstock ’12: Scott Hanselman – It’s not what you read, it’s what you ignore from Webstock on Vimeo.