MIB: Misinformation & the Overton Window

What range of ideas are tolerated in public discourse? How and why do previously forbidden ideas and behavior that were once verboten, become tolerated? Those were some of the questions that led Rex Sorgatz to write a book (that may have the longest title ever) “The Encyclopedia of Misinformation: A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions,… Read More The post MIB: Misinformation & the Overton Window appeared first on The Big Picture.

Explaining the Correction, with Perfect Hindsight

The Stock-Market Meltdown That Everyone Saw Coming At least they saw it coming with the benefit of hindsight. The reality is, the explanations can’t account for what is probably a random event. Bloomberg, October 11, 2018       We interrupt this regularly scheduled correction to bring you an after the fact narrative explaining in… Read More The post Explaining the Correction, with Perfect Hindsight appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Monday AM Reads

My Sears-free morning train reads: • Stocks Are Cheap: They’re the least expensive in seven years, according to the so-called PEG ratio (Bloomberg) • A Crash Course for Investors on the Lingo of (Legal) Weed (Bloomberg Businessweek) • Your time horizon is not infinite (Epsilon Theory) • Buckle up! Here’s a timeline of George Soros conspiracy theories (Fast Company) • The Stick… Read More The post 10 Monday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

What is the Correlation Between Stocks & Housing?

According to Jonathan Miller, very little: The Stock Market Corrected, What Does It Mean For Housing? First: the stock market is not the economy. Second: I’ve never been able to credibly correlate housing prices and the Dow Jones Industrial Average with housing prices. Third: for a brief period I was able to show some vague distant correlation in Manhattan… Read More The post What is the Correlation Between Stocks & Housing? appeared first on The Big Picture.

Transcript: Rex Sorgatz

    The transcript from this week’s  MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. Our earlier podcasts can all be found at iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, and Bloomberg. ~~~ This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio. BARRY RITHOLTZ, HOST MASTERS IN BUSINESS: This week… Read More The post Transcript: Rex Sorgatz appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Will Early Investors Be the Big Winners in the Cannabis Boom? (Bloomberg Businessweek) • You buy a purse at Walmart. There’s a note inside from a “Chinese prisoner.” Now what? (Vox) • The Feds’ Termination Of A Tiny Contract Inflames Bitter Fight Over Fetal Tissue (Kaiser Health News) • The Cow-Milking Robots Keeping… Read More The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, I speak with Rex Sorgatz, who writes about the intersection of technology and culture. he was one of the earliest “proto-bloggers” long before the format became popular. He has worked in varied roles in technology, business development, and marketing. He is the author of a new book,… Read More The post MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation appeared first on The Big Picture.

MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, I speak with Rex Sorgatz, who writes about the intersection of technology and culture. he was one of the earliest “proto-bloggers” long before the format became popular. He has worked in varied roles in technology, business development, and marketing. He is the author of a new book,… Read More The post MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation appeared first on The Big Picture.

MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, I speak with Rex Sorgatz, who writes about the intersection of technology and culture. he was one of the earliest “proto-bloggers” long before the format became popular. He has worked in varied roles in technology, business development, and marketing. He is the author of a new book,… Read More The post MIB: Rex Sorgatz and the Encyclopedia of Misinformation appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • A Billionaire’s Sears Fiasco Is Finally Nearing Its End. (Bloomberg) • It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Think (Medium) • A Map of Every Building in America (New York Times) • The… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Friday AM Reads

Tough week. Finish strong with our morning train reads: • The Walt Disney Of Retail: Meet The Billionaire Building The Malls Of The Future (Forbes) • Your Work Is the Only Thing That Matters (Medium) • The banana is dying. The race is on to reinvent it before it’s too late (Wired) see also U.S. garlic growers are in love with… Read More The post 10 Friday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.