Saturday Catch-up: World Cup, Game On

Few people audibly express as much love for the sport of soccer (ahem, football) as Roger Bennet (and he, along with his blazer wearing partner Davo, have a new book that's worth mentioning - Encyclopedia Blazertannica). So if you missed it, check out what happens when the World Cup gets the Freakonomics treatment, with the … Continue reading Saturday Catch-up: World Cup, Game On

Saturday Catch-up: Weinstein, R. Kelly, and Art vs. Artists

With Weinstein turning himself in, remind yourself of the still unpunished horror show that is R. Kelly. Jim DeRogatis was on the NYT’s Popcast this week talking about his long running coverage of the allegations against R. Kelly. If you haven’t already, see his Buzzfeed work in particular. It is shocking. Beyond the story itself … Continue reading Saturday Catch-up: Weinstein, R. Kelly, and Art vs. Artists

Saturday Catch-Up: Bleiberg on Language, Models, and Staying Tethered to Reality

Steven D. Bleiberg of Epoch Investment Partners Inc. wrote a fascinating white paper (a portion of which ended up in Barron's if you want the shorter version) and appeared on Grant's podcast to discuss it as well. While it gets finance-professional wonky (his topic is Modern Portfolio Theory), here is the broader takeaway: every idea … Continue reading Saturday Catch-Up: Bleiberg on Language, Models, and Staying Tethered to Reality

Saturday Catch-up: Patty McCord, Netflix, and Company Culture

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord was on Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz this week. Suffice it to say her book (Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom) just got bumped up on my reading list. Like Beyoncé, you can’t do it alone - so how should you think of the people you surround … Continue reading Saturday Catch-up: Patty McCord, Netflix, and Company Culture