Genius Social Media Strategy

My boy Mike, inspired by this, is busy testing the waters on a new Social Media project:


Category: Web/Tech

Beware Anecdotal Sentiment Readings!

It’s the time of year when predictions are in order. Not by us, but by other people. We have spilled plenty of pixels on why forecasts are folly (see this, this, this, this and this); we won’t revisit that well-trod ground, at least not today. Instead, I wanted to discuss the rather annoying tendency of…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Sentiment

The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work (and What They Do Instead)

Source: The Upshot

Category: Employment

Masters in Business: Bill Grueskin

In this week’s “Masters in Business” podcast, I speak with William Grueskin, former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Online, and former academic dean of the Columbia School of Journalism. (Since our interview, Grueskin has joined Bloomberg as executive editor for training.) In our conversation, we discuss the challenges of competing against “free.” Grueskin witnessed the…Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Tuesday AM Reads

The news flow is fraught with distractions and irrelevancies, but we have your back: Morning train reads: • New York Mag’s Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up (New York Observer) • Be a Good Loser (Meb Faber) see also Intelligent investors must be able to take the bitter with the better. (Irrelevant Investor) • Bitcoin is the worst investment…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Dana Preist: CIA terror report “makes us stronger”

Category: Video, War/Defense

ADB: Asia and Global Production Networks

Source: ADB: “Asia and Global Production Networks”

Category: Economy, Think Tank

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • How Cheap Oil Complicates Investing (WSJ) • Shiller: Home Buyers Are Optimistic but Not Wild-Eyed (The Upshot) • Commodities Go From Hoard to Floored (WSJ) see also Saudis risk playing with fire in shale-price showdown as crude crashes (Telegraph) • BuzzFeed is killing it and its older rivals are rattled (Quartz) • How to…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Livability Index: Best Cities For Young People

click for giant interactive Source: Vocativ

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Food and Drink, Music, Real Estate

Hedge Fund Feast or Famine?

This has turned out to be a year of milestones for the hedge-fund industry. It is a tale we have chronicled all year. As markets barrel into the end of the fourth quarter, it’s worth reviewing the highlights from this year to see if we can deduce what might be in store for the 2&20…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds