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This Week on TRB

We tried this new thing yesterday on CNBC’s Twitter feed – a live Q&A show with me and Dominic Chu taking questions on things like the revitalized IPO market, how long-term investors should think about earnings season and much more. Maybe we’ll do it again, who knows. You can watch the whole thing in the embedded tweet video below, skip to the 4:45 mark. We are LIVE with @ReformedBroker and @TheDom...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Cnbc, Dominic Chu


Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final trades: Darden, Twitter, Illumina, Motorola & Discretionary from CNBC. ...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Darden Twitter Illumina Motorola


Brian Powers on the Entrepreneur Lawyer

One of the best things about the legal industry is that there are multiple pathways to success. We are all trained issue spotters, and our guest on this episode identified an issue and founded a new company to fix that issue. Brian Powers is the CEO and co-founder of PactSafe, a high-velocity contract acceptance platform used by such major companies like Angie’s List, UpWork, BMC, TIVO, and others to handle large volumes of clickthrough agreements. We talk with Brian about what motivated him to ...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Startup, Process, Data Science, Brian, Communications, Harvard Business Review, Greg, Brad, Angie, Jerry, Brian Powers, Marlene


12 Resources To Help You Crush Your Second Quarter Sales Goals

When it comes to your sales efforts; Please don’t wait until you have that “Oh sh*t” moment, at year end, to realize that a few changes might be in order! Here are a few resources... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales


How Hudson Yards connects to Harlem

This map, made using records obtained through FOIA, shows Hudson Yards qualifies as a distressed urban area under the EB-5 program by connecting the luxury development to public housing in Harlem. https://t.co/WuqtrUKSGH (?: @markbyrnes525) pic.twitter.com/s4uSrSkt0t — CityLab (@CityLab) April 12, 2019 What an amazing story: “Manhattan’s new luxury mega-project [Hudson Yards] was partially bankrolled by an investor visa program called EB-5, which was meant to help poverty-stricken areas.” Th...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Law, NYC, Uncategorized, Chelsea, Manhattan, Foia, Harlem, Central Park, Tribeca, West Side, Hudson Yards, Kriston Capps, Immigration Law, David Link


Real-life video game on the way: NASA chooses SpaceX to slam a rocket into an asteroid

Wire reports  Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA has awarded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $69 million contract to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The program is seeking to be the first ever to demonstrate the ability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a space craft into one at high speed. The ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Alabama, Tesla, Bloomberg, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Orion


Operating at an Elite Level

Some stuff from this week’s all hands meeting inside Ritholtz Wealth Management, including a discussion about what it means to be operating at an elite level.   Talk to us about your portfolio or financial plan here: http://ritholtzwealth.com/ Subscribe to the mini podcast on iTunes or Spotify Enable our Alexa skill here – “Alexa, play the Compound show!” ...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Alexa


Underground Infrastructure

One evening last week my daughter and I spent an hour with a team from our portfolio company Pilot Fiber who were pulling a new fiber cable from Sixth Avenue to Fifth Avenue along 18th Street. My daughter is doing a project and wanted to understand how this all worked and I was curious myself. It was fascinating. We met them at a manhole near Sixth Avenue where they had pulled a fiber cable into a building where one of their large customers is based. The team uses a thin line of “mule tape” tha...
Tags: NYC, Uncategorized, Trends, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, Pilot Fiber


Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final Trades: Fortinet, Shake Shack, IBM & BlackRock from CNBC. ...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Fortinet Shake Shack IBM


Donald Trump’s Changing Positions On Releasing His Taxes

Donald Trump said he would release his tax returns. Then he said he’d do it after an audit. Now he says the public doesn’t care. Over the years, the president and members of his Administration have changed tactics several times on the question of whether he would follow a decades-old precedent and release his old…
Tags: Taxes, News, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Administration


Trump Gave Americans a Massive Tax Cut. Few Are Noticing — And That’s a Problem for Him

It'll be hard for Trump to campaign on tax reform in 2020
Tags: Taxes, News, White House, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Trump, Onetime, 2020 Campaign


Do You Owe the IRS Money? Here’s What to Do

Here's what to do if you're worried about owing the IRS money this tax season
Tags: Taxes, News, Uncategorized, Irs, Onetime


With race crowds rolling in, some local residents escaped to San Clemente — on the Long Beach Grand Prix’s tab

Thousands of people snatched up tickets to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach as high-powered racing returned to Downtown this weekend. Some local residents, however, would gladly swap the sights and sounds of a motorsports weekend for a little peace and quiet. Race organizers are happy to oblige, paying for some downtown Long Beach residents to spend their Saturday away from the crowds clamor and cacophony. Starting way back in the 1970s, Grand Prix officials have paid to whisk away the residen...
Tags: Business, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Long Beach Grand Prix, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Global Finance Officials Pledge to Lift World Economy Out of Slowdown

Many nations were jolted last year when stock markets went into a nosedive
Tags: News, Finance, Uncategorized, World Bank, Imf, Global Finance, Onetime


Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER BOSTON — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities across the country. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students, or correcting their answers, as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, which has ensnared celebrities, business executives and athletic coaches at sought-after sch...
Tags: Business, Florida, News, Education, Abc, Stanford, Boston, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Harvard, Soccer, Huffman, BRADENTON, Eric Rosen, Alanna Durkin


Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final trades: Occidental Petroleum, Viper Energy, United Rentals & JPMorgan from CNBC. ...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized


Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final Trades: Keysight, JPMorgan, Constellation Brands & FedEx from CNBC. ...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Keysight JPMorgan Constellation Brands FedEx


SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy lifts off for first commercial mission

HAWTHORNE — SpaceX has launched its second supersized rocket from Florida, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy blasted off Thursday evening with a communication satellite called Arabsat — the rocket’s first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today. SpaceX chief Elon Musk put his own Tesla convertible on last year’s demo. The red Roadster — with a mannequin at the wheel — remains in a solar orbit stre...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Uncategorized, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Local News, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Africa Europe, Hawthorne


Ex-Obama White House counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY WASHINGTON  — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts from the Justice Department about work he performed for the Ukrainian government. The indictment, announced by the U.S. attorney for the D...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, North Carolina, District Of Columbia


Why CEOs Actually Deserve Their Gazillion-Dollar Salaries

They also aren't to blame for income inequality, argues economist Tyler Cowen
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Onetime


… And I’m Back!

I feel as though I’ve grown beyond Rise of the Innerpreneur in this past year and half and I’m ready to put a fresh voice on this space. To renew what feels lifeless. I’ve decided to use this space now to reflect on who I was then. I’m going to revisit my old posts in the order I published them, rewrite them, and see how I’ve changed in my words and feelings since then. It’ll help me create form from the 450+ posts I’ve written over the last 9-10(?) years into something tangible, somet...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales


The One Thing I’m Absolutely Certain Of

I had a great time on Michael Farr’s podcast. Michael frequently appears on CNBC with me and runs a wealth management firm in Washington D.C.  He’s been in this business a long time and we frequently agree with each other on the big things that are important. Anyway, I teach Michael my trick to making sense on financial television and giving people information that is actually helpful. Hope you enjoy! Follow...
Tags: Washington, Finance, Uncategorized, Cnbc, Michael, Michael Farr


10 Books That Will Help You Solve Your Financial Problems

Whether you're learning to budget or planning your retirement
Tags: Personal Finance, Books, News, Uncategorized, Onetime


2 Prospecting Tactics Your Competitors Probably AREN’T Utilizing

Here’s the sad reality of prospecting; You are forgotten about the moment your potential client hangs up that phone Sucks, right? In this week’s episode of the Sales Playbook Podcast, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales


Finding the ‘sweet spot’ wasn’t always easy for this female motorsports photojournalist, a pioneer at Long Beach Grand Prix

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Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Brazil, Manhattan, Salinas, Local News, Nascar, Pomona, Murphy


Help Wanted: Assistant Trader in New York City

Thanks to the growth of the firm, we are in a position to bring on another trader in our New York City headquarters. The firm is rockin right now and our Bryant Park location is where everything is happening. If you fit the below qualifications or know someone who might, get in touch! – DTJB via Michael Batnick: Ritholtz Wealth Management is a registered investment advisor headquartered in New York City with adviso...
Tags: Finance, New York City, Uncategorized, Bryant Park, Ritholtz Wealth Management, Michael Batnick, DTJB


Put Your Shark Hat On – AALL’s Innovation Tournament

  A few creative go-getters ready to pitch their ideas — ideas that beat out all the others to reach this stage. A panel of judges comprised of the industry’s thought leaders, waiting to be wowed. A rapt audience, eager to see who will sink or swim. It’s the showcase of a major network (legal knowledge network, that is), truly “must-see” stuff. It’s not Shark Tank. It’s the return of AALL’s innovation tournament. Ready to jump in? Simply put, innovation is change that adds value, and the Amer...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Innovation, Don, Kevin O Keefe, American Association of Law Libraries AALL, AALL, Heidi Letzmann


IRS Commissioner Faces Lawmakers Over President Trump’s Tax Returns

Trump has broken with tradition by not voluntarily releasing his tax returns
Tags: Taxes, News, Uncategorized, Irs, Trump, Tax Returns, Onetime


Burger King Drops Chopsticks Ad After Accusations of Cultural Insensitivity

The fast-food chain depicted diners trying to eat its new burger with large red chopsticks
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime


Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER BOSTON — Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and the other parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and bribing coaches at such pres...
Tags: Business, News, California, Stanford, Boston, Uncategorized, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, University, Soccer, Higher Education, Yale, Michelle Obama, Justice Department, Stanford University



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