Posts filed under “Video”

♪ Tighten Up ♪

James Brown’s version of Tighten Up   (1968)

And the original Archie Bell and the Drells version

Archie Bell and the Drells

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Category: Digital Media, Music, Video

Another good Friday on CNBC — excellent guests, discussing real issues, and in great detail.

Like the interview two weeks ago with David Einhorn and William Ackman, this shows how good finacial television can be when a smart guest discusses weighty topics with sufficient time to go into details beyond bumper sticker.

I don’t know much about David Walker, but I was very impressed with him. Here’s info on the Peterson Foundation.

I don’t think the videos have as much Walker as they did on TV . . . 

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Private Equity With Pete Peterson
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Discussing the state of private equity, with Pete Peterson, The
Blackstone Group chairman/co-founder and David Walker former U.S.
Comptroller 

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Wall Street Star
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Perspectives on the economy, with Pete Peterson, The Blackstone
Group chairman/co-founder and David Walker former U.S. Comptroller

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Previously:
Video: David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital, William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/05/video-david-ein.html

Category: Economy, Energy, Taxes and Policy, Video

Real Estate Video WSJ, Marketwatch

WSJ: Luxury Real Estate Sales in S. Florida

Marketwatch: Housing Market Recedes Further

Category: Real Estate, Video

James Galbraith Says Housing Problem to Last `Long Time’

Since we get existing home sales later today:

James Galbraith, an economics professor at the University of Texas,
talks with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller from Austin, Texas, about the
outlook for the U.S. economy and the challenges facing the next
president, the impact of Federal Reserve monetary policy on inflation,
and the state of the U.S. housing market.

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James Galbraith Says Housing Problem to Last `Long Time’
Bloomberg, May 16 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aT2P76NSBpf4

Category: Economy, Real Estate, Video

Malcolm Gladwell: Reinventing Invention

Malcolm Gladwell on the challenge of hiring in the modern world. From “Stories from the Near Future,” the 2008 New Yorker Conference.   

Interesting discussion, classic Gladwell . . .

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Source:
REINVENTING INVENTION   
Malcolm Gladwell
New Yorker, May 12, 2008
http://www.newyorker.com/online/video/conference/2008/gladwell

Category: Data Analysis, Psychology, Video

Buffett Sees ‘Plenty’ of European Acquisition Targets

Huge, nearly an hour long Buffett video, via Bloomberg:

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Billionaire Warren Buffett speaks at a news conference in Frankfurt at the start of a four-city European tour about his investment strategy and plans to add European companies to the portfolio of his investment and holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Eitan Wertheimer, president of Israel’s Iscar Metalworking Cos., also speaks.

See also:  Buffett’s Shopping Trip to Europe Draws a Crowd

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Source:
Buffett Sees ‘Plenty’ of European Acquisition Targets: Video
Bloomberg, May 19 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a1JKvEK68ZUU

Category: M&A, Valuation, Video

CREDIT CRISIS: Scholes vs. Paulson

Myron Scholes, chairman of Platinum Grove Asset Management LP and
1997 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, said the worst of the
crisis in credit markets may not be over.

"From my perspective, I think that we don’t know if the storm has
passed or if we are still in the eye of the storm. Are there other shoes to
drop and new events or new shocks that will come to the fore?’ In my view, this is probably as bad or worse than the 1989-1990 crisis
and may even rival the worst crisis we’ve seen since the end of the
Second World War,” Scholes said.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said financial market conditions have improved to the point that they will be influenced more by economic forces such as housing than by the credit crisis.

"I expect that financial markets will be driven less by the recent turmoil and more by broader economic conditions, and specifically, by the recovery of the housing sector,” Paulson said in a speech in Washington. He reiterated his view that “we are closer to the end of the market turmoil than the beginning.”

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Sources:

Scholes, Nobel Laureate, Says Credit Crisis May Not Be Over
Vivien Lou Chen and Thomas R. Keene
Bloomberg, May 16 (2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a8AZRX5LUMYE&

Paulson Says Capital Markets Show ‘Signs of Progress’
John Brinsley
Bloomberg, May 16 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aGeolnDH4JNc

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Video

Paul Volcker on the Financial Crisis

Sunday afternoon video:

Paul Volcker describes the financial crisis to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on May 14, 2008 – 7 1/2 min excerpt.

Paul Volcker on the Financial Crisis

The Federal Reserve has taken extraordinary emergency measures in response to the current financial turmoil. Tonight, I spoke with Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman and one of the most respected figures on the economy, in an exclusive interview. Here is what he had to say about the collapse of Bear Stearns and the role the central bank has played

Volcker on Charlie Rose

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Video

Life = Risk

Don’t be put off achieving your destiny, even if you have experienced failure in your life. This video mentions well known people who had failed, but kept pressing on until they became successful.

Category: Psychology, Video

Friday Evening Jazz: Marvin Gaye

Marvin_gaye_in_1973 Last week, while randomly channel surfing, I stumbled across a fantastic PBS documentary in the American Masters series, titled Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On.

It was a terrific review of the wonderful music and troubled life of Marvin Gaye.

Those of you who are less familiar with early Soul and R&B owe it to yourself to learn a bit about Gaye, best known as an artist on the Motown record label in the 1960s and 1970s.

Master_19611984Gaye had a classic R&B voice — described as "edged with grit yet tempered with sweetness." But he was much more than that: He was Motown’s renaissance man: A songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer as well.

AllMusic: "Moving from lean,
powerful R&B to stylish, sophisticated soul to finally arrive at an
intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression, his
work not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also
expanded its impact as an agent for social change."

You can explore Gaye’s work a couple of ways: The one click method is
either a box set or a Best Of. For the big 4 CD box, go with The Master 1961-1984. A less exhaustive approach is Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye.

Whats_going_on I much prefer the albums over the greatest hits, The self-produced What’s Going On was a landmark effort, described as "a dramatic shift in both content and style that forever altered the face of black music."  A mix of percussion, soul and jazz, it has a remarkably sophisticated and fluid sound. Reviewers have called What’s Going On a conceptual masterpiece.

The long-simmering eroticism implicit in much of Gaye’s work reached its boiling point with 1973′s Let’s Get It On, one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded; a work of intense lust and longing, it became the most commercially successful effort of his career

 

Top Ten Albums
Lets_get_it_on1971: What’s Going On (#6 U.S.)
1973: Let’s Get It On (#2 U.S.)
1973: Diana & Marvin (#5 UK)
1974: Marvin Gaye Live! (#8 U.S.)
1976: I Want You (#4 U.S.)
1977: Live at the London Palladium (#3 U.S.)
1982: Midnight Love (#7 U.S.; #10 UK)
1994: The Very Best of Marvin Gaye (#3 UK)
2000: Marvin Gaye Love Songs (#8 UK)

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Recommended Albums

What’s Going On
Let’s Get It On
The Master 1961-1984 (Box Set)   

• NPR: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye    

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Video