When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Friday, October 31, 2014

Gene Simmons of KISS Dishes Out Career and Business Advice (video)

Gene Simmons of KISS Dishes Out Career and Business Advice (video above)
Gene Simmons, co-founder, bass guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the rock group KISS, discusses his career in the band and offers advice for winning in business and in life. He speaks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg--Oct 23)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Worst Washington Waste, $25B for Political Perks (video)

Washington’s Worst Waste: $25B for Political Perks -

Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, has released his 2014 Wastebook chronicling the worst examples of wasted taxpayer money in Washington. Bloomberg’s Yang Yang breaks down the entries on “In The Loop.” (Oct. 22 Bloomberg)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Abandoned London Subway Stations That Could Soon Become ??? (video)

The Abandoned London Subway Stations That Could Soon Become Bars -

Underneath the streets of London, up to 26 tube stations sit dormant, some haven't been seen by the public since World War II. One organization is working to lease these so-called ghost stations -- planning to transform them into museums, bars or restaurants. Bloomberg's Angus Bennett met Ajit Chambers who has been on a five year mission to open up London's subterranean secrets. (Oct. 24 Bloomberg) --

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Charles Smith, Creating a Hit in the Wine Business (video)

Charles Smith: Creating a Hit in the Wine Business: Video - Bloomberg:
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Charles Smith Wines Founder Charles Smith discusses his journey from the music business to the world of wine making. He speaks on “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia, Reform, Charlie Rose Interview (video)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Journey to Russian Reform: Video - Bloomberg:
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On “Charlie Rose,” a conversation with Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He was once the richest man in Russia and the chairman of Yukos Oil. He spent more than a decade in a Siberian prison after being convicted of tax evasion, embezzlement and money laundering in a series of show trials. He was pardoned last winter, and he now devotes his efforts to reform in Russia. (Oct. 3 --Bloomberg) 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Relax on a Tropical Beach with Blue Sky, White Sand, and Palm Tree (3 hour video)

From the YouTube Channel: Relaxing 3 Hour Video of A tropical beach with clear torquoise water and gentle waves. Use as background while meditation, sleeping, studying, or entertaining. Why turn off your expensive big screen TV when you are not watching it? Turn it into a window to the world in high definition using videos like this.... Ideal for homes, offices, waiting rooms, rest homes, home, office, restaurant, spa center, hospitals, and home confinement. (read more at link above)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

External Threats? The US Is Destroying Itself From The Inside

Know about the boiling frog?

The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence? Washington's Blog: "....The government’s policies and actions in dealing with the growing epidemic of poverty are the very definition of tyranny. It couldn’t be more blatant. Just when the economy has reached a point where there are not enough jobs that generate an adequate income to sustain the cost of living for the majority of the population, the government is cutting billions of dollars from assistance programs and pouring billions of dollars into the military and prison industry. An out of control private military complex is fueling violent conflicts abroad. A perpetual state of never-ending war is exhausting public wealth, with trillions of dollars diverted from social programs into the pockets of war profiteers. Here at home, the police force is being militarized and the private prison industry is growing at a shocking 1600% rate. We already have the largest prison population in the world. The current per capita rate is worse than the darkest days of the Soviet Gulags. On top of that, many cities are now criminalizing poverty. As ominous as it may sound, a tyrannical assembly line of incarceration is now in place...."

External Threats? The US Is Destroying Itself From The Inside

Friday, October 24, 2014

iBillionaire App, Invest Like a Billionaire (video)

iBillionaire App: Learn to Invest Like a Billionaire: Video - Bloomberg:
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iBillionaire Co-Founder and CEO Raul Moreno discusses his app that helps investors learn what billionaires are doing. He speaks on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg, Oct 13)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Land Rover Defender, How to Buy in the US (video)

Land Rover Defender: How to Buy a Custom SUV in the U.S. -

Land Rover Defenders were only available in the United States for a few years in the 1990s. Now, they are more popular than ever, but nearly impossible to find in the States. Matthew Pearlman and his team at West Coast Defender devote their lives to finding classic Defenders around the world, importing them to the United States, and customizing them to meet client needs. Video by: Jennafer Savino, Victoria Blackburne-Daniell. (Source: Bloomberg Oct 8)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

London Tops List of Best Cities for Business (video)

London Tops List of Best Cities for Business -

The Mori Foundation compiled a list of the “Best Cities for Business” by looking at criteria such as economy, research and development and livability, with London topping the list. Which cities round out the top 10? Bloomberg’s Yvonne Man reports on “Asia Edge.” (Source: Bloomberg--Oct 10)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Planet Mars, Can Current Technology Get Us There? (video)

Mars Travel: Can Current Technology Get Us There? -

Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and CEO of Mars One, and Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works and co-founder of iRobot, discuss the efforts to put a human colony on Mars with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg--Oct 10)

Monday, October 20, 2014

James Bamford and the US DOJ's Criminal File on the NSA

Interesting read--James Bamford and the US DOJ's Criminal File on the NSA--

The NSA and Me - The Intercept: "...The solution is not to jail the whistleblowers, or to question the patriotism of those who tell their stories, but to do what Attorney General Edward Levi courageously attempted to do more than a third of a century ago – to have the criminal division of the Justice Department conduct a thorough investigation, and then to prosecute any member of the intelligence community who has broken the law, whether by illegally spying on Americans or by lying to Congress. I would be happy to lend my copy of the NSA’s criminal file to Attorney General Eric Holder, if he would like to see how to begin. Or he can read it here...." (more at link above)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sandler O’Neill Chief Strategist Robert Albertson examines the global slowdown (video)

We’re Going Back Into a Big Global Downturn: Albertson: Video - Bloomberg:
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Sandler O’Neill Principal and Chief Strategist Robert Albertson examines the global slowdown. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu and Adam Johnson on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg Oct 14)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Global Economy Slowing, James Bullard, Mohamed El-Erian, Paul Krugman, Jose Barroso (video)

As investors fret over economic weakness in Europe and plunging oil prices, four market movers -- St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, European Commission President Jose Barroso, Bloomberg View Columnist Mohamed El-Erian, and Economist Paul Krugman -- give Bloomberg Television their takes on what's in store for stocks and bonds. (Source: Bloomberg Oct 16)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Paul Krugman says Europe and China are "Seriously Scary" (video)

Paul Krugman: Europe and China are Seriously Scary -

On “Charlie Rose,” a conversation with Paul Krugman. He is a Nobel laureate in economics, a New York Times columnist and a professor at Princeton University.  (Source: Bloomberg--Oct 16)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Antoine Walker, How He Lost $110 Million (video)

Antoine Walker Explains How He Lost $110 Million: Video - Bloomberg:
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A Tale of Woe: Former Boston Celtics basketball player Antoine Walker explains how he lost $110 million. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg, Oct 7)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

No Country Incarcerates More Women Than The USA

• Chart: No Country Incarcerates More Women Than The U.S. | Statista: Infographic: No Country Incarcerates More Women Than The U.S. | Statista

Source: Statista

No Country Incarcerates More Women Than The USA: The United States has more female prisoners than China, Russia and India combined.

What a waste of money and resources, and a sign of a nation sadly off-track.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Technology, Work, Habits - over time (video)


How from the eighties till now our working instruments and habits are changed, visually, technologically and substantially. 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Mystery Man Moving Japan Markets (Video)

Mystery Man Moving Japan Markets Made More Than 1M Trades: Video - Bloomberg:
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Bloomberg's Jason Clenfield reports on the mystery trader moving Japan's markets. He speaks with Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg Sept. 26)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Paris Mushrooms Grown in Caves Are Back in Style (video)

Paris Mushrooms Grown in Caves Are Back in Style - YouTube:

Parisian palates are getting a taste of the underground -- as mushrooms grown in caves make a comeback. Despite competition, specialist farmers are hoping to keep the tradition alive. Bloomberg's Angus Bennett reports. (Source: Bloomberg 10/1)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New York City's Tallest Ultra-Luxe Condo, Billionaires Row (video)

Inside NY's Tallest Ultra-Luxe Condo on Billionaire's Row -

One57 is the first of 7 new super-tall, super-thin, and super-expensive towers going up around NYC's 57th street. The 90-story blue glass skyscraper has breathtaking views of Central Park. In May, a penthouse sold for a record-breaking $90 million. Architect Christian de Portzamparc speaks to Bloomberg about his design for the building and how it's changing New York City's skyline. (Source: Bloomberg 10/2)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lessons From Lunch With Warren Buffett (Video)

Warren Buffett: Lessons From a Lunch: Video - Bloomberg:
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Aquamarine Capital Management CEO Guy Spier discusses his book “The Education Of A Value Investor” and lesson’s learned from a lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Spier speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg--Sept 15)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

John Bogle, Indexing, Index Funds, ETFs, Transaction Tax (video)

The founder of Vanguard, John Bogle, explains why his invention is winning the battle for assets. Plus: The problem with ETFs, and why we need a transaction tax.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mainstream Media and Blogs

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Murdoch vs Google, Rupert Disintermediated

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has complained to the European Commission about Google--

One day, even Google will go into decline - Telegraph: "... In a no-holds-barred missive, his [Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation] chief executive, Robert Thomson, has written to the European Commission complaining about a “cynical management ... willing to exploit a dominant market position to stifle competition”. When I heard about this, I imagined for one glorious moment that someone had got hold of an internal News Corp memo, detailing Mr Murdoch’s own private agenda, for this is a man who has spent much of his life ruthlessly pursuing the holy grail of monopoly. Both in UK national newspapers and pay TV, he came pretty close to achieving it. Yet against Google, Mr Murdoch’s achievements pale. It must stick in the craw. At nearly $400 billion, Google is capitalised at four and a half times the combined market worth of Mr Murdoch’s Twentieth Century Fox and News Corp, and an astonishing 40 times the value of News Corp alone, the holding company for all Mr Murdoch’s newspaper interests, including the Wall Street Journal, the Sun and The Times...."

Disintermediated: Newspapers, Broadcast TV, Rupert Murdoch

Monday, October 6, 2014

The NFL, Tax-Exempt Status, Football League Is Not a Nonprofit

Two Democratic senators have announced bills that would put this obvious farce to an end--

The NFL should lose its tax-exempt status: The league is not a “nonprofit.”: "The National Football League generates about $9.5 billion in revenue each year. It is, by Forbes’ estimate, the most valuable sports league in the world. Its commissioner, Roger Goodell, makes $44 million in a year. And yet, the NFL’s head office has long been allowed to operate as a tax-exempt nonprofit—as if its sole purpose for existence wasn’t to extract wads of cash from the wallets of American sports fans." (read more at the link above)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ken Burns, The Roosevelts (video)

Ken Burns’ `The Roosevelts’ Traces a Political History -
Film documentarian Ken Burns explains the background of his latest film, “The Roosevelts,” tracing the evolution of one of America’s most influential political families. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Bloomberg Sept 16)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tim Cook, Steve Jobs Legacy, Apple Office (video)

Tim Cook on Steve Jobs' Legacy, Office, and Apple: Video - Bloomberg:
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Apple CEO Tim Cook, who succeeded Steve Jobs, discusses the legacy of the company's founder and their friendship. (Sept. 15--Bloomberg)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Warren Buffett, America Comes Back, It Always Comes Back (video)

Warren Buffett: America Comes Back, It Always Comes Back -
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett and Bloomberg LP Founder and Majority Owner Michael Bloomberg discuss Detroit, technology, the economy and Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program with Bloomberg’s Eric Schatzker. (Source: Bloomberg-Sept 18)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Indian Scout, Polaris Slingshot, Big, Bold, Bet on Innovation (video)

Polaris Slingshot: A Big, Bold Bet on Innovation -

Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott Wine talks about the Indian Scout, Polaris Slingshot and being the darling of Wall Street. He speaks with “Money Clip” host Adam Johnson. (Source: Bloomberg--Sept 15)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Office of the Future, Activity Based Working (video)

The Googleplex: Will Your Future Office Be a Huge Game of Musical Chairs?

Clive Wilkinson, the architect who designed the Googleplex, has built the office of the future. It's based on the concept of "activity based working" where there are no assigned workstations or landlines. He takes Bloomberg inside the space in GLG's offices in New York for a look at his latest innovation. Video by: Sadie Bass, David Yim (Source: Bloomberg--Sept 19)

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