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Ousted Olympus CEO on becoming a whistleblower

Dec 6, 2012
It's been just over a year since Michael Woodford lost his job as the CEO of Olympus after challenging the board with tough questions. Woodford explains what he learned about business culture and personal risk from becoming a whistleblower.
Posted In: whistleblowers, ceo, Japan

Warren Buffett on what he 'gets' about the economy, investing mistakes, and inflation

Nov 28, 2012
Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history, so what does he know about the economy that few others do? Buffet discusses the biggest investment mistake he's ever made, his economic concerns in the year ahead, and how to get the U.S. growing again.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Investing, Economy

Warren Buffett on Jamie Dimon as Treasury Secretary, the fiscal cliff, and taxes

Nov 27, 2012
All the talk these days is about the likelihood of the U.S. Congress avoiding a fiscal cliff. You know who’s not worried? Warren Buffett. Plus, his views on the next Treasury Secretary, Oreos for breakfast, and taxing the rich.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, fiscal cliff, Jamie Dimon

Joshua Tree's gentrification

Nov 20, 2012
Author Rubén Martínez discusses our relationship with the desert and why we keep returning to it.
Posted In: desert, joshua tree, martinez, gentrification

Mapping the future of the European Union

Nov 6, 2012
Geographer Harm de Blij on the destiny of an unstable union.
Posted In: maps, European Union, geography, book

'MAD' men: 60 years of spoofing the advertising industry

Oct 29, 2012
MAD Magazine editor-in-chief John Ficarra reflects on 60 years of parodying advertising.
Posted In: Mad Men, mad magazine, alfred e. newman, ficarra, publishing, advertising, cigarettes

How superheroes deal with personal finance

Oct 19, 2012
Everyone has to worry about personal finance, even superheroes. What financial worries and risks do they face -- from taxes to emergency funds and everything in between?
Posted In: superhero, Personal Finance

Interview: Paul Volcker on why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief

Oct 15, 2012
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and his biographer Bill Silber sit down for an interview on the economy, financial regulation, and why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief.
Posted In: Paul Volcker, Volcker Rule

Netflix knows you in ways you can't even imagine

Oct 15, 2012
It knows when you pause a movie. It knows which actors you hate. And it knows how much you like that cheery red interface. The algorithms and customer experience that have made Netflix such a success.
Posted In: netflix

The problem with statistical models and forecasting

Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Posted In: statistics, forecasting, numbers

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