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22 мая, 16:00

Survivorship Bias (& Compounding) in The Art World

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Getting Rich Investing in Art Is So Easy Just figure out what sells for peanuts today and will command a fortune in 30 years or so. Bloomberg, May 16, 2019.       You, too, can make a fortune in the art market. All you need is an eye for important, beautiful works, some spare cash… Read More The post Survivorship Bias (& Compounding) in The Art World appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 мая, 15:12

10 Wednesday AM Reads

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My midweek Tariff-free morning train reads: • How Ferdinand Porsche’s Great-Grandson Is Gearing Up to Disrupt The Sports Car Market (Forbes) • Don’t Be Fooled by Inflated Private Equity Returns (CIO) • How San Francisco broke America’s heart (Washington Post) • Here’s Why The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Escalating (fivethirtyeight) • Why the Golden State Warriors… Read More The post 10 Wednesday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 мая, 00:30

60 Days of Light

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We are now in one of the most delightful stretches of the year: The month on each side of the Summer solstice — in the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs at 11:54 am on June 21, the longest day of the year. What flows from that: the most amount of sunlight each day, the latest sunsets,… Read More The post 60 Days of Light appeared first on The Big Picture.

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21 мая, 17:00

MIB: Television shows are like Venture Capital Funded Start Ups

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Dave Goetsch is executive producer and writer of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, the highest ranked sitcom on TV. After a 12-year run, the its series finale was aired last week. Goetsch explains in this week’s Masters in Business interview how the structure of television is surprisingly parallel to a typical venture capital back technology start-up.… Read More The post MIB: Television shows are like Venture Capital Funded Start Ups appeared first on The Big Picture.

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21 мая, 15:13

10 Tuesday AM Reads

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My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint (CNN) but see A cognitive scientist explains why humans are so susceptible to fake news and misinformation (Nieman Lab) • The new kilogram debuts today. It’s a massive achievement. (Vox) • Tech Superstars Never Went Through Cash… Read More The post 10 Tuesday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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21 мая, 00:00

The Biggest Money Laundering Scheme in History

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It could be the biggest money-laundering scheme in history, with suspicious money flowing from Russia and former Soviet republics   How the Danske Bank money-laundering scheme involving $230 billion unraveled Source: CBS News and 60 Minutes Source: 60 Minutes   The post The Biggest Money Laundering Scheme in History appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 мая, 16:00

‘Concentration of Ownership’ is the Latest Anti-Index Nonsense

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Index Funds Don’t Hurt Consumers, But Monopolies Do Critics of passive investing blame the wrong thing for higher prices in some industries. Bloomberg, May 14, 2019       It’s clearer than ever that the actively managed mutual-fund industry, after 75 years of dominance, has succumbed to competition from low-cost indexing. There’s no one to… Read More The post ‘Concentration of Ownership’ is the Latest Anti-Index Nonsense appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 мая, 15:30

10 Monday AM Read

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My morning train reads: • The investor who turned down Uber at a $5m valuation (Financial Times) • The professor who beat the roulette table: How a renowned researcher beat the odds, stumped casino owners around the world, and walked away with a fortune. (The Hustle) • How Vancouver became the world’s ‘laundromat for foreign… Read More The post 10 Monday AM Read appeared first on The Big Picture.

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19 мая, 19:00

Transcript: Dave Goetsch

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    The transcript from this week’s MIB: Dave Goetsch, The Big Bang Theory Writer/Executive Producer, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on Apple iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite host sites can be found here. ~~~ This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg… Read More The post Transcript: Dave Goetsch appeared first on The Big Picture.

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19 мая, 14:30

10 Sunday Reads

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My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Beside the Golden Door: The new Statue of Liberty Museum is a quiet paean to America’s embrace of immigrants—but what is there to celebrate?  (Slate) • Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2019 (Intelligent Economist) see also 75 Top Economics Influencers (Focus Economics) • 1st Space ETF Lifts Off… Read More The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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18 мая, 16:15

MIB: Dave Goetsch, The Big Bang Theory Writer/Executive Producer

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This week we speak with Dave Goetsch, executive producer and writer of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, the highest ranked sitcom on TV. After a 12 year run, the show’s series finale aired earlier this week. He tells the story of applying for a job at Goldman Sachs, and being asked if he read the Wall… Read More The post MIB: Dave Goetsch, The Big Bang Theory Writer/Executive Producer appeared first on The Big Picture.

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18 мая, 14:30

10 Weekend Reads

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat on the swing, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Radical, Lucrative, and Controversial Company Hiding in Stephen Schwarzman’s Pocket (Institutional Investor) • Inside the Cage Match Between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss Twins (Vanity Fair)… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.