Posts filed under “Podcast”

Masters in Business: Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com

This week we have a special statistical election edition of Masters in Business radio podcast, speaking with Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com. Silver received his Bachelors in Economics in 2000 from University of Chicago, and is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t.

Silver first came to the public attention’s with his shockingly accurate forecasts of political elections, from U.S. Senate to the President. He “ran the table” in 2010, 2012, and 2014 using a statistical methodology adopted in part from baseball. Eschewing the anecdote driven approach the mainstream media embraces, Silver takes a statistical average of all surveys and polls, adjusting for know tendencies and biases. The result has been a stunningly accurate run of predictions in the U.S. (the method has not worked as well in the UK, where election cycles are so much shorter).

He began publishing under a pen name at Daily Kos, before the editors at the New York Times made fivethirtyeight.com part of the Times site. During the 2012 electoral peak, fivethirtyeight was 20% of the NYT’s web traffic.

Be sure to listen to the segment on where we are in the electoral process and what it means for the general election. His insights into The Donald, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton are profound.

The full podcast is available soon after on iTunes, SoundCloud and on Bloomberg.  Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at BloombergView.com.

Next week, we speak with Paul McCulley, former chief economist at PIMCO.

 

Category: Podcast

MiB: Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com

This week we have a special statistical election edition of Masters in Business radio podcast, speaking with Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com. Silver received his Bachelors in Economics in 2000 from University of Chicago. He is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t. He first came to the public attention’s with his shockingly accurate forecasts of political elections,…Read More

Category: Podcast

MIB: Leslie Gelb on Europe’s Decline and Policy Errors

  This week we have a special foreign affairs edition of the Masters in Business radio podcast, speaking with Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. Gelb also worked for the Defense Department and the New York Times. The conversation ranged far and wide, and looked at (among other things) the decline of Europe…Read More

Category: Podcast, War/Defense

MiB: Leslie Gelb

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations. Gelb’s set of accomplishments are astonishing. He directed the project that created the Pentagon Papers, won recognition and the highest civilian awards at both Department of Defense and The State Department. When he finished in…Read More

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Masters in Business: Nick Murray, Financial Adviser’s Adviser

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we engage in a little ‘inside baseball” with someone the public never hears about: Nick Murray has spent the better part of his 49 years in the industry coaching and informing the financial services industry as to the proper way of managing their practices. Known as the “Advisors’…Read More

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Ask PIMCO’s Paul McCulley Anything . . .

Paul McCulley was chief economist, and #3 man at PIMCO for many years. Its not quite Reddit, but if you could ask him anything, what would you ask him? Economics, the Fed, the “New Normal,” economic recovery, sub-prime, rates — what questions would you post for Mr. McCulley if you had him for 90 minutes? Ask…Read More

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MiB: Nick Murray

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Nick Murray. He is known as the Advisors’ Advisor, coaching and informing the financial services industry as to the proper way of managing their practices. Murray is the author of the 11 books on financial services, including Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth. His newsletter has a cult…Read More

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Masters in Business: Arthur Levitt on Regulation That Works

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we discuss market regulation with former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt, on the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act. Levitt, the longest serving SEC chairman, remains one of the most insightful people on regulation and market structure. Some of his views on what works…Read More

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MiB: Arthur Levitt, former SEC Chairman

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, on the 5th anniversary of Dodd-Frank, we discuss regulations with former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt. The longest serving SEC chair, Levitt remains one of the most insightful influential people regarding market and investment regulation and structure. Some of his views on regulations — what works and what does…Read More

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MiB: Dambisa Moyo on Why China Can’t Afford a Slowdown

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with international economist Dambisa Moyo. Moyo, named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” says that China’s slowdown creates a challenge for the government: if it wants to double per-capita income over the course of a generation it…Read More

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