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Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.






Victor Niederhoffer: Lessons of Making and Losing a Fortune

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the fascinating Victor Niederhoffer, a nationally ranked squash champion and former Berkeley professor of finance and statistics. An undeniably brilliant man who was still unable to adequately manage risk, he offers crucial lessons for all traders. In his first book, "The Education of a Speculator," he reveals the risk-embracing style that created his first fortune. In his follow-up, "Practical Speculation," he almost -- but doesn’t quite...

Duration: 01:05:01

Katie Stockton Started with Technicals in College

Not many strategists begin studying technicals in college, but that was the route Katie Stockton took. As an undergraduate at the University of Richmond, she studied graduate level coursework in technicals, eventually becoming an intern at technical analysis firm Dorsey Wright. Stockton discusses how the total volume of stock-market trading has fallen since the financial crisis. Is it algos or indexing or HFT causing the fall-off? Some combination of all of the above? She describes her...

Duration: 01:05:39

What to Do When Paul McCartney Comes Calling

What happens when Paul McCartney asks, “What are you doing for the next few years?” For Lawrence Juber, you think about it for a nano second, before saying “I guess I am playing with you.” The session guitarist, musicologist, former Wings guitarist and Grammy-award winning composer with 25 albums to his name describes rehearsing with Paul and Linda before their next tour. McCartney wanted to record some tracks, but his favorite studio, Abbey Road, was unavailable -- so he built an exact...

Duration: 01:04:16

Steven Clifford Says You Don't Need a Compensation Consultant

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Steven Clifford. Compensation consultants are parasites, so says Steven Clifford, author of "The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it." Clifford is a former tech company chief executive officer who has grown disillusioned with the procedures and practices that serve no corporate purpose other than enriching the CEO and senior management. What was supposed to be pay for performance, he said, has become a scheme to...

Duration: 01:16:33

Ellen Zentner's Shift From Public to Private Sector

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ellen Zentner, the chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley. She explains why Texas came through the financial crisis so well, courtesy of its rainy day fund. Her career took her from the Texas Comptroller's office to Morgan Stanley, where she leads the North American Economics group. She said starting in government gave her time to think “deep thoughts” and develop her analytical approach.

Duration: 01:13:54

Matt Wallaert Is on a 'Chief Behavioral Officer' Mission

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist who works at the intersection of technology and human behavior. After several years in academia and two successful startups, he joined Microsoft, where he led a team of experts using technology to help people live happier, healthier lives. During his time with Microsoft, he was a director at Microsoft Ventures, the firm’s venture capital arm. He sits on the boards of a variety of startups and...

Duration: 01:15:53

Richard Clarida of Pimco on the New Neutral of Monetary Policy

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Richard Clarida, a global strategic adviser for PIMCO and former assistant secretary of U.S. Treasury. His first day at the Treasury Department was Sept. 11, 2001, and he describes what it was like to start work during such a chaotic period. He also reminds us that during the financial crisis, many were originally concerned with a deflation scare. He gives the Fed high marks for crisis management during the Great Recession, but says that...

Duration: 01:23:58

Rich Barton Talks About His Startup Companies

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Rich Barton, the Microsoft engineer who developed Expedia while working for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in the 1990s. Barton then co-founded real estate app Zillow and jobs site Glassdoor, and joined the board of directors at Netflix, where he remains to this day. Barton tells Ritholtz that his companies bring transparency to industries that have traditionally lacked it. “Power to the people” says Barton, is not a political slogan, but “a...

Duration: 01:20:49

Alan Shaw Says the Days of Charting Stocks By Hand Are Over

Alan Shaw, founder of the Market Technicians Association and former managing director of the technical research department at Smith Barney, tells Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz that he's happy he's not working today: It's much more difficult to be a technician and be in institutional sales than it was when he was working.\u0010\u0010(Note: This is a podcast extra which will not air on Bloomberg Radio.)

Duration: 00:54:46

Jesse Eisinger on Why White-Collar Criminals Get Off

Jesse Eisinger, the Pulitzer-winning journalist now working at ProPublica, tells Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz how the collapse of Arthur Andersen, Enron and WorldCom led to a neutered Justice Department. The title of his new book, "The Chickenshit Club," comes from a speech that then-Southern District U.S. Attorney James Comey gave to prosecutors saying that if they were never losing, they were only taking on easy cases. This interview aired on Bloomberg Radio.

Duration: 01:03:15

Ed Thorp, The Man Who Beat The Dealer and The Market

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ed Thorp, one of the most storied people in finance. A math professor at MIT and UC Ivine, Thorp figured out how to beat Las Vegas at blackjack and baccarat, created statistical arbitrage, and ran a hedge fund that not only beat the market by a wide margin, but never had a losing quarter. He is the author of several books, including "Beat the Dealer" and "Beat the Market"; his latest book is "A Man for All Markets." Thorp tells Ritholtz...

Duration: 01:40:33

Duff McDonald: How To Fix the Broken Elite Institutions

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Duff McDonald, a journalist and author of two critically acclaimed books, "The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite" and "The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business." McDonald tells Barry Ritholtz why the elite institutions that feed into government, business and finance are broken, and what must be done to fix them. This interview...

Duration: 01:12:07

Chris Anderson: Don’t Confuse Valuation With Tech Adaptation

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Chris Anderson, a co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics, and the founder of DIY Drones. He was with the Economist for seven years before joining WIRED magazine as the editor-in chief. Anderson tells Ritholtz that the dot-com collapse masked the organic growth of the internet by real users. The innovations of the late 1990s are obvious at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple, but there is a new crop of disruptive and innovative technologies...

Duration: 01:38:38

Anindya Ghose Sees Life Getting Even Faster With Tech

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Anindya Ghose, a professor of information, operations and management sciences as well as marketing at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, tells Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz that technology is changing things even more rapidly than we might have guessed only a few years ago. The future as envisioned in such science fiction films as Philip K. Dick’s “Minority Report” isn’t several decades away -- it's only...

Duration: 01:15:23

Interview With Brian Greene: Masters in Business (Audio)


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Replay Interview With Burt Malkiel: Masters in Business (Audio)


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Interview With Saadia Madsbjerg: Masters in Business (Audio)


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Interview With Brett Steenbarger: Masters in Business (Audio)


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