Low Interest Rates and Financial Stability

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

60 Minutes: Killing Cancer

60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells

 

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Category: Science, Video

Hate Mail Rules

1. CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR No one’s going to take you seriously if you use “there” instead of “their” or “your” instead of “you’re.” Maybe you should write your missives in Word first, where there’s a grammar checker. Or maybe run your prospective words by your mother, since you want her to be proud of you….Read More

Category: Humor, Psychology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

10 Sunday Reads

Good Sunday morning. Round out your weekend with some interesting reads you may have missed: • Need Financial Advice? Ask the Future You (NY Times) • Vanguard snubs outsiders in digital advice: As firms like Schwab and Vanguard build more online portfolios, money managers face an ‘open architecture’ question (Investment News) • Activist Investor Bill Ackman Sets a $1 Million…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Every Tom Hanks Film: 30 Movies in 6 Minutes

James Corden, new host of The Late Late Show, has Tom Hanks as his “perfect” first guest:   James Corden and Tom Hanks Act Out Tom’s Filmography   James Corden and Tom Hanks Act Out Tom’s Filmography Air Date: 03/23/15 James Corden and Tom Hanks act out snippets from Tom’s illustrious film career, from Big…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Mesa Culpa: My 2014 Mistakes

Ritholtz: Admitting my 2014 mistakes Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, March 22, 2015   .   “Pain + Reflection  = Progress.” — Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates 2014 is behind us, and before the first quarter sneaks by, I am obligated to offer my annual admissions of error. One of my biggest peeves about finance is…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing

MiB: Charley Ellis of Yale

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast features Charley Ellis, Chair of the Yale Endowment, and author of Winning the Loser’s Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing. Ellis explains how he began his career in the Rockefeller family office; from there, he ended up at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette (DLJ), then went on to launch his own firm Greenwich Associates….Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. Pour yourself a mug of Guatemalan Antigua Valley coffee, settle in for our long form Saturday morning reads: • At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film (NYT) • Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science—It’s Something Much More Important It’s Called “Designing Your Life,” A Course That’s Part Throwback, Part Foreshadowing Of Higher Education’s Future. (Fast…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Schools and Stimulus

Category: Think Tank