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26 июля, 02:00

How Many Deaths Are Newsworthy. . .?

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This is a fascinating topic, revealing some bias on that part of the media that is best described as “If it bleeds it leads.” How different types of natural disaster rank on the coverage/publicity meter: Not all deaths are equal: How many deaths make a natural disaster newsworthy? Source: Our World in Data The post How Many Deaths Are Newsworthy. . .? appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 июля, 20:00

MiB: Jesse Eisinger Explains Why No One Went to Jail after Great Recession

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This week, we sit down with journalist Jesse Eisinger, author of The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. He was previously at the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com and Conde Nast Portfolio, and is currently at Pro Publica, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on various CDOs. Like many of us, Eisinger  was perplexed… Read More The post MiB: Jesse Eisinger Explains Why No One Went to Jail after Great Recession appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 июля, 16:30

Q&A with Tim Buckley, Vanguard Group’s incoming CEO

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Earlier this month, we learned that William McNabb, Vanguard Group’s current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, will step down as CEO, effective January 1, 2018. McNabb will stay on as Chairman of Vanguard, focusing on international growth for the world’s second largest asset manager. He will also continue as Chairman of the Investment Company Institute… Read More The post Q&A with Tim Buckley, Vanguard Group’s incoming CEO appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 июля, 14:49

10 Tuesday AM Reads

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My two -for-Tuesday morning train reads: • This one mistake can cost millennials millions (Washington Post) but see Here’s the Brutal Truth About Why Everybody Else Resents Millennials (Inc) • A Dozen Lessons on Investing from Ed Thorp (25iq) • Why Corrupt Bankers Avoid Jail (New Yorker) • The Future of Military Robotics Looks Like a Nature Documentary (War On The… Read More The post 10 Tuesday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 июля, 14:30

Save the Date! Evidence Based Investment Conference NYC Nov. 2

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    Exciting news! Our first Evidence-Based Investing Conference in New York City was a resounding success. We are doing it again, hosting the 2nd annual EBI conference on November 2nd in NYC (early registration now open). Last year was a full day of brilliant speakers, thoughtful panels, fireside chats and an opportunity to meet lots of… Read More The post Save the Date! Evidence Based Investment Conference NYC Nov. 2 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 июля, 12:00

Capital accumulation, private property, and inequality in China, 1978-2015

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Capital accumulation, private property, and inequality in China, 1978-2015 Thomas Piketty, Li Yang, Gabriel Zucman VoxEU, 20 July 2017       Between 1978 and 2015, China moved being from a poor, underdeveloped country to the world’s leading emerging economy. But relatively little is known about how the distribution of income and wealth within the… Read More The post Capital accumulation, private property, and inequality in China, 1978-2015 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 июля, 02:00

Sun Tzu: The Art of War

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This is fascinating:   The Art of War is the most influential treatise on war ever written, consisting of 13 chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has shaped the way in which conflicts have been fought for thousands of years from the Japanese samurai to the Napoleonic war. Not… Read More The post Sun Tzu: The Art of War appeared first on The Big Picture.

22 июля, 23:00

An Engineer’s Guide to the Artificial Intelligence Galaxy

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An Engineer’s Guide to the Artificial Intelligence Galaxy Commencement Speech, Engineering School of Columbia University. May 15, 2017 Kai-Fu Lee Commencement Speech, Engineering School of Columbia University May 15, 2017 Class Day By Dr. Kai-Fu Lee Founder & CEO, Sinovation Ventures President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute         Thank you, Class of… Read More The post An Engineer’s Guide to the Artificial Intelligence Galaxy appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 июля, 17:00

MiB: Jesse Eisinger on Why No One Went to Jail

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This week, we sit down with journalist Jesse Eisinger, author of The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. He was previously at the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com and Conde Nast Portfolio, and is currently at Pro Publica, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on various CDOs. Like many of us, he was perplexed… Read More The post MiB: Jesse Eisinger on Why No One Went to Jail appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 июля, 14:00

10 Weekend Reads

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Kicking Horse coffee, grab a seat under the Bimini, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Inside Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Plan to Revolutionize Entertainment on Mobile Screens (Variety) • What Is the iPhone? 10 Years In, Its Creators and Chroniclers Explain (motherboard) see also Apple’s risky balancing act with the… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 июля, 13:30

Breaking Beyond Nudge

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Breaking Beyond Nudge – Greg B Davies, Centapse The post Breaking Beyond Nudge appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 июля, 13:00

918 x 19 = Heaven

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Time to take the beast out of its cave for an early (not quite the Alps) Saturday morning drive:   This is what 19 Porsche 918 Spyders in the Alps looks like Source: Classic Driver   The post 918 x 19 = Heaven appeared first on The Big Picture.