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Geneva Overholser’s review of James O’Shea’s book in the LAT

Here’s an excerpt from Geneva Overholser’s review of O’Shea’s book, The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers, in the Los Angeles Times.  O’Shea discusses his book and the future of newspapers at Live Talks Business on Sept 7. Join us for the conversation. O’Shea nails a central characteristic of the breed of media leadership he is chronicling: “Instead of developing strategies to produce the kind of content that would protect their most important asset — the public trust — they depreciated it like an aging Linotype.”…… In the end, “The Deal From Hell” succeeds on Continue reading…

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Tech Crunch Interview with Eric Ries

From Tech Crunch: Every tech founder thinks he or she runs a lean startup. But what exactly does that mean? In an interview below Eric Ries, who came up with the term The Lean Startup and is the author of an upcoming book of the same name, explains his theory, which boils down to learning from a small number of early customers to improve and perfect your product before exposing it to a wider audience. “Don’t be in a rush to get big,” he sums up at the end of our interview, “be in a rush to have a great product.” Ries argues that an Continue reading…

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December 7 — Howard Marks, Chairman and Co-founder, Oaktree Capital Management

Howard Marks is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. He expounds on such concepts as “second-level thinking,” the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. His client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. He is author of The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

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November 4 — Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. Thinking, Fast and Slow

World-renowned for his seminal work on judgment, decision making, and happiness and well-being, Daniel Kahneman has has been major influence on notable writers like Dan Ariely, Richard Thaler, Steven Pinker, and Daniel Gilbert. His ideas have revolutionized economics, medicine, psychology, philosophy, legal studies, and a host of other disciplines by challenging fundamental ideas about rationality in thinking and decision making.

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