Drone-filmed Fireworks

Flying through a firework show with a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver. (The quad was not damaged).

 

Category: Video, Weekend

The Jewish Broker Who Saved America

You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale. But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he’s the guy who arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days, finding the money to…Read More

Category: Investing, War/Defense

You’re Only Human: Here’s How it Hurts Your Portfolio

I recently had the privilege of sitting down for a chat with Richard Thaler, professor of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Thaler is widely recognized as the father of behavioral economics. He is perennially on the short list for a Nobel Prize in economics. His observations about how people behave in the…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Asset Allocation, Cognitive Foibles, Investing

MiB: Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors

This week, on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors. He studied for his MBA from Columbia University, where he became steeped in the methods of deep value investment. After earning his MBA, his began his career in the Investment Research department at Goldman Sachs in 1967. He stayed there for 22 years, eventually running…Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

Happy July Fourth. Pour yourself a tall glass of iced coffee, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads: • American Failure: The 401(k) is hailed as the future, but it’s horribly flawed. A select few firms are trying to change that. (Chief Investment Officer) • This Is How Uber Takes Over a City (Bloomberg) • The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of…Read More

Category: Financial Press

An Early Return of Stephen Colbert

Only In Monroe — July 2015

Category: Humor, Weekend

Apple Music-First Impressions

This would be a rave, at least a qualified one, if it weren’t for those pesky interface issues. And if I have them, what about the punter Apple and the industry hope to get on board and pay? The service is much more comprehensible in iTunes. At nearly 4 PM, Apple pushed iTunes 12.2 to…Read More

Category: Music, Technology, Think Tank

10 Friday AM Reads

A mere 3 day weekend will not prevent our morning reads from their daily route: • 4 percent unemployment might be the new 5 percent unemployment (WaPo) but see The New Jobs Numbers Are Weaker Than They Look (NYT) • 9 myths about the Greek crisis (Politico) • A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble? (Dealbook) • Things That Matter (Certifiable Planner) • Bitcoin…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Ghibli Spyder

Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

Category: Think Tank