POUND FOOLISH: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry has recently been gaining attention, earning positive reviews in publications like The New York Times, The Economist, and Bloomberg. Journalist and former financial columnist Helaine Olen warns readers of the myths they are told about their money and exposes some of the most respected gurus of their sometimes deceitful practices. What The Washington Post calls “a cautionary tale that you need to read,” Pound Foolish is standing out as an essential work of economic criticism. To get a taste for some of Olen’s shocking discoveries, see her op-ed in The New York Time’s Sunday Review.
We are thrilled to announce that Carol Loomis’s new book TAP DANCING TO WORK debuted on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list for the week of December 16. Read the New York Times’ own Andrew Ross Sorkin interview Loomis and her friend, and subject of the book, Warren Buffett, or the New Yorker’s James Surowiecki interview with the pair. And be sure to watch Loomis and Buffett’s interview with Charlie Rose.
Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower by Michael Woodford recently received a rave review in The New York Times’ Sunday business section. The book tells the almost unbelievable true story of Woodford’s courageous and difficult decision to unearth and make public a series of bizarre mergers and acquisitions—a scandal that threatened to bring down the entire company if exposed—just weeks after being granted the top title at Olympus. The New York Times calls Woodford’s story “as suspenseful as a minor John Grisham novel.” Read the New York Times review here.
Wall Street CEOs and the business media elite came out on November 26 to honor beloved journalist Carol Loomis, a 58-year veteran of Fortune magazine, on the publication of her first book, Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012. The guest of honor at Fortune’s party was Buffett himself, the world’s most admired investor and Loomis’s close personal friend. Attendees included Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Becky Quick of CNBC, and Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times.
Buffett is doing several joint interviews with Loomis this week to help promote the book, including The Daily Show, The Today Show, The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, CNBC, MSNBC, The New Yorker and The New York Times.
You can watch a joint interview of Buffett and Loomis on the Today Show here:
Christopher Steiner, author of Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World, recently spoke at a TedX Orange Coast event about the ever-expanding province of algorithms and our increasing dependence upon them. The interaction of man and machine can (and does) make our lives easier. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, our culture, and our national security? Watch Steiner’s talk below, and for more information visit http://chrissteiner.com/.
Netflixed author Gina Keating talks about the algorithms at work behind the scenes at Netflix.com that make each customer’s browsing experience unique and tailored to their tastes in a recent interview with Marketplace. Keating also discusses the position Netflix currently holds among other movie and TV-streaming platforms, as well as co-founders Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph’s drive to crush their competition.
You can listen to Keating’s interview and read more below. For more information about her book, visit http://www.netflixed.com/