Posts filed under “Video”

Where’s the Love? Investors Shun Bull Market Rally

Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz examines investor sentiment about the current bull market, comparing it to past runs and whether or not it can continue to climb. He speaks on “Market Makers

Where’s the Love? Investors Shun Bull Market Rally

Bloomberg June 27 2014

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Barry Ritholtz and Alix Steel discuss the new, aggressive approach taken by the U.S. government against banks. They speak on “Market Makers.”

What Prompted a Tougher U.S. Stance on Banks?

Category: Markets, Media, Video

How Brain Electro-stim Improves Cognitive Functions

From Radiolab:

9-Volt Nirvana

Category: Science, Video

Math Is The Ultimate Bull$*&t Detector

 

 

Chances are that when you think about math—which, for most of us, happens pretty infrequently—you don’t think of it in anything like the way that Jordan Ellenberg does. Ellenberg is a rare scholar who is both a math professor (at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and a novelist. And in his fascinating new book, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, he deploys analyses of poetry, politics, and even religion in a bold recasting of what math is in the first place.

For Ellenberg, the stuff you hated about math in high school isn’t the core of the thing. He’s emphatic that mathematics isn’t simply about the calculations involving, you know, numbers; rather, it’s a highly nuanced approach to solving problems that we all, unavoidably, encounter. Ellenberg’s chapters range from showing how mathematical thinking undermines many popular proofs for the existence of God (Paley’s design argument, Pascal’s wager), to explaining how math helps us understand why smoking causes lung cancer (contrary to claims by one early statistician who actually argued that the causation might be reversed—that lung cancer might cause smoking!).

On the show this week we talked to Ellenberg about his book, and math: why you’re probably thinking about it all wrong, and why it’s so powerful.

This episode also features a short interview with Tasneem Raja, author of the must-read new article “We Can Code It: Why computer literacy is key to winning the 21st century” in Mother Jones, and a discussion of new findings about autism and possibly how to stop it—by making brain cells better able to communicate with one another.

Category: Mathematics, Video

Hire for Potential, Not Just Experience


Source: Harvard Business Review

Category: Employment, Video

How Bee Hives Are Like Stock Markets

Category: Markets, Video

‘Star Trek’ Tech Aims to Be Google for Matter


Source: Bloomberg

Category: Technology, Video

How to Drive a Lamborghini 217 Mph


Source: Bloomberg

Category: Video, Weekend

The Values of Science

Robert Krulwich’s commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what Radiolab does.

From RadioLab

Category: Philosophy, Science, Video, Weekend

CEO Pay: An embarassment of riches


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Corporate Management, Video, Wages & Income

Clash of the Pundits: Morgan Housel Interviews Josh Brown

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Morgan speaks with Josh about Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse.

There are a lot of smart investors. There are a lot of entertaining people. There are few of both. Josh Brown, The Reformed Broker blogger is one of them. He is as insightful as he is hilarious, which, after bursting onto the scenes a few years ago, made him almost overnight one of the biggest names in the financial media.

Josh’s new book, Clash of the Financial Pundits, co-written with Jeff Macke, digs deep into the financial punditry business to show why pundits talk and investors listen. It’s a incredibly good read.

Josh sat down with Morgan earlier this week.

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Category: Books, Video