Current Events & Public Affairs


The World is Really Flat

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 28, 2005, at 8:51 PM in News & Opinion

This would be the yang to today's ying on The World Is Flat.


Tax Day Arrives

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 15, 2005, at 9:30 PM in News & Opinion

To coincide with our birthday, it is also Tax Day. The book connection would be Many Unhappy Returns: One Man's Quest To Turn Around The Most Unpopular Organization In America by by Charles O. Rossotti.


A Little Late to the Party on Freakonomics

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 13, 2005, at 7:41 PM in News & Opinion

I feel like we are a little late to the party on telling you about Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden State of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. I know we still may be the first place that you heard about it, but we still like to be in front on these sorts of things. This is another one of those books Jack was talking about in the Financial Times.


Nation of Rebels Review

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 31, 2005, at 5:21 PM in News & Opinion

I have been intrigued by Nation of Rebels by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter. I have only had time to read the introduction. While looking through my new copy of Paste Magazine, I noticed they did a review.


Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Letter to Shareholders

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2005, at 10:00 PM in News & Opinion

Every year Warren Buffet writes the Annual Letter to Shareholders for Berkshire Hathaway. I think they are required reading for any business person. This is the rare chance to read what the Oracle of Omaha has to say on the year past.


Quote - The Fundamentals

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 6, 2004, at 2:25 PM in News & Opinion

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You Too Can Learn the Insurance Industry

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 15, 2004, at 10:02 PM in News & Opinion

This is not an infomercial. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal [sub. needed] a few weeks ago about the staff that works for NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.


Why Not?

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 23, 2004, at 1:53 PM in News & Opinion

On Friday, Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff, authors of Why Not? : How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small, had an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. Their essay was called "Going, Going, Google" and they discuss some things Google did right and some things they could have done better in their IPO auction [sub.


More Fortune

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 29, 2004, at 5:12 PM in News & Opinion

There are a couple other things in the July 24th issue of Fortune. A Term At The Fed by Laurence Meyer is reviewed by Nomi Prins. There is a new book out called "Golf Through the Ages" that claims France is the birthplace of golf, not Scotland.


More about Business Cycles

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 29, 2004, at 2:36 PM in News & Opinion

Our recent guest Lakshman Achuthan and his partner Anirvan Banerji are featured in the July 26th issue of Fortune. The article talks about: Their work at the Economic Cycle Research Institute (their clients range from DuPont to the CIA) Their book Beating the Business Cycle (the 20,000 copy first printing sold out) And their current forecast ("The weekly leading index points to a slowdown in the U. S.


Fractal Finance

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 28, 2004, at 1:10 PM in News & Opinion

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal ran an excerpt [sub. needed] from The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward by Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard Hudson (Basic Books). Here is an excerpt from the excerpt: To [Richard Olsen], a financial transaction is like a small explosion.


Beating the Business Cycle - Thanks!

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 5:10 PM in News & Opinion

I have to run. I will be back after the interview (CNBC 2PM EST) and we talk about the business cycles if you like. Leave a comment and I will be happy to respond.