Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

Be Wrong Like Ray Dalio

In yesterday’s column, I wrote:

If you have an issue with Social Security, then fix it. The regressive taxes to fund retirement benefits top out at about $117,000 in 2014. Why not simply raise that to $250,000 next year and $500,000 during the next 20 years. Congratulations, you just made Social Security solvent for the next century.

I was incorrect. Several sharp-eyed readers pointed out those numbers didn’t add up. That sent me back to a research report I was basing this on, and as it was, I had incorrectly read the data, conflating raising the cap with removing it entirely. As the Congressional Budget Office numbers show, making incomes up to $500,000 subject to the payroll-tax wouldn’t get the job done. Indeed, removing the cap would only cover about nine-tenths of the projected Social Security shortfall in the coming decades.

Any opportunity to correct myself when I make an error is an opportunity that is always appreciated. It happens to everyone all the time. But as Bridgewater Associate’s Ray Dalio has so eloquently argued, it is much better to own up to a mistake, rather than pretend it never happened, or simply hope no one notices or mentions it again in public. Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, makes this a key part of it culture and process. Some people deem this self-reflection cultish; it has also led to one of the most enviable long-term track records in investing.

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Category: Cognitive Foibles, Corporate Management, Hedge Funds, Psychology

What Are The Cult Firms of Today?

@ritholtz I’ve read about other orgs before, and they don’t usually talk about a “search for the truth” and “getting to the other side” — Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) June 8, 2014     The other day, I got into a Twitter discussion with Joe Weisenthal and others on the hedge fund Bridgewater. A WSJ article had described…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Philosophy, Psychology

CEO Pay: An embarassment of riches


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Corporate Management, Video, Wages & Income

Appearance: What Does Credit Suisse’s Guilty Plea Mean?

Bloomberg’s Keri Geiger, Richard Farley, partner at Paul Hastings, and Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz break down the guilty plea by Credit Suisse that ends a three-year probe on tax evasion by the U.S. Justice Department and how the outcome could potentially impact the banking industry.


Source: Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Video

Conditions Favorable for a Capex Comeback

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Corporate Management, Economy

Hiring Managers Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

Interesting article from WSJ:   click for giant graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Corporate Management, Technology

Its Great to be the CEO Running a Huge Criminal Bank

Every day brings multiple new scandals.  At least they used to be scandals.  Now they’re simply news items strained of ethical content by business journalists who see no evil, hear no evil, and speak not about evil.  The Wall Street Journal, our principal U.S. financial journal ran two such stories today.  The first story deals…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists, Legal, Think Tank

How Entrepreneurs Should Manage Their Time

How Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Their Time from Shane Barker by Shane Barker on Apr 22, 2014

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Venture Capital

The Pay at the Top

From the New York Times: Here are 100 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 100 C.E.O. Pay Study for 2013, which ranks the compensation of chief executives of the 100 largest publicly traded United States companies, based on revenue, that filed proxies by April 4. Click for…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Wages & Income

Corporate CapEx Is “Huge Opportunity for Investors”

Josh Brown discusses momentum building for companies to start spending money again and that boost in capital expenditures could lead to all kinds of positives for the economy and the market. “They’re all talking about capex expansion this year; they’re all talking about growth initiatives,” said Brown. “I think the psychology right now is that this could finally be a breakout year for corporate spending.”

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Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Video