Current Events & Public Affairs


Beating the Business Cycle - The Book

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 3:53 PM in News & Opinion

Todd - thanks for the plug for my CNBC interview. Todd thought you would be interested in hearing about the process of writing the book. I didnt just wake up one day and say I want to write a book.


Our Guest Host is busy today

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 3:21 PM in News & Opinion

Our guest host Lakshman Achuthan is very busy today. Not only is he here with us, but he will also be on CNBC this afternoon at 2:00PM EST. If you have the opportunity, you check it out.


Beating the Business Cycle - The History

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 3:11 PM in News & Opinion

Our research group represents the third generation of business cycles researchers. My mentor was Geoffrey H. Moore whom the Wall Street Journal called the father of leading indicators.


Beating the Business Cycle - Good Morning

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 2:11 PM in News & Opinion

Hi everyone. I want to thank Jack and Todd letting me talk with you about my new book Beating the Business Cycle. Im new to blogging, but Ive spent a lot of time working at the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) researching the causes/prediction of economic cycles, and working with people to use cycle forecasts in their decision-making process.


A guest

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 1:16 PM in News & Opinion

I forgot to mention yesterday that we have a guest joining us today. Lakshman Achuthan is the author of Beating the Business Cycle. I am going to let him tell you more about the book and his research.


Two Books on My Desk

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 7:00 PM in News & Opinion

Being involved with 800-CEO-READ now, I get a lot of business books to look at. And I love business books, so this is wonderful. I do run into a bit of trouble though.


World Business Forum

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 5:00 PM in News & Opinion

I got a direct mail piece yesterday for the World Business Forum - Chicago 2004. The event runs two days (November 17-18) and has ten outstanding speakers. I have listed the speakers below.


Buffett Recommends More

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 3, 2004, at 1:23 PM in News & Opinion

Rodent Regetta reports that Charles Munger and Warren Buffett recommended two books at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. The first is Deep Simplicity by John Gribbin (Allen Lane, 2004). It is currently only available in the UK.


Recommends from Around

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 26, 2004, at 3:35 PM in News & Opinion

Here are some recommendations and reviews from around the blogsphere: Curt Rosengren at Passion Catalyst starts reading Roadtrip Nation. Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture runs down a list of books for those interested in economics and capital markets. Some of his picks include Jack Schwager's Market Wizards and New Markets Wizards, Todd Buchholz's New Ideas from Dead Economists, and Robert Prechter's Prechter's Perspectives.


Surprisingly good read

By Jack, published April 21, 2004, at 9:51 PM in News & Opinion

As, God forbid, we all age--some of us, like yours truly, are REALLY aged--we need to consider retirement. Couple of weeks ago I got a call from Howard Stone and he was pitching a book that he had self published in '02. The mainstream publisher Plume has picked up the paperback to be published in May 2004 called Too Young To Retire.