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Top 10 Business Finance Books

There is nothing as exciting as starting your own small business. Besides being your own boss, you are literally chasing after your dream and controlling your own destiny. But the path to successful entrepreneurship is not only the thrill of creating a business and financial independence. It also includes the not-so-appealing aspects of trial and error as you evolve towards a successful entrepreneur. Business finance books help you gain valuable insights and accelerate your learning curve when i...
Tags: Wall Street, Sales, America, Dubai, Warren Buffett, Michael Lewis, Irs, Harvard Business Review, Stanley, Peter Frampton, Benjamin Graham, Harvard Business School, Financial Intelligence, Danko, Small Business Owners, Book Lists


Rotating Power Outages Hit California For First Time Since 2001

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a statewide Stage 3 emergency Friday evening due to high electricity use in excessive heat. The agency said the heat is driving electricity use and putting a strain on the power grid and rotating power outages are being called for to maintain grid stability. According to ISO, this is the first Stage 3 emergency since 2001. ISO canceled the alert around 9 p.m., ending the rotating power outages that affected more than ...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, ISO, Rocklin, San Jose, Michael Lewis, SMUD, Bay Area, Northern California, Vallejo, El Dorado County, Woodland, Heat Wave, California Independent System Operator ISO, Cal OES


Cal ISO Declares Statewide Stage 3 Emergency, Power Outages Imminent

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a statewide Stage 3 emergency Friday afternoon due to high electricity use in excessive heat. The agency said the heat is driving electricity use and putting a strain on the power grid and rotating power outages are being called for. Following the Stage 3 order, tens of thousands of people in El Dorado County were experiencing blackouts, according to PG&E’s outages map. PG&E said in a news release they were directed b...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, ISO, Rocklin, Michael Lewis, El Dorado County, Woodland, Heat Wave, California Independent System Operator ISO, Cal ISO


Cal ISO Declares Statewide Stage 3 Emergency, Power Outages Underway

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a statewide Stage 3 emergency Friday afternoon due to high electricity use in excessive heat. The agency said the heat is driving electricity use and putting a strain on the power grid and rotating power outages are being called for to maintain grid stability. Power outages around 8:30 p.m. Friday. (source: Cal OES) Following the Stage 3 order around 7 p.m., tens of thousands of customers in El Dorado County were ex...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, ISO, Rocklin, San Jose, Michael Lewis, SMUD, Bay Area, Vallejo, El Dorado County, Woodland, Heat Wave, California Independent System Operator ISO, Cal OES, Cal ISO


Margam rail deaths: 'The families are never going to move on'

Rail workers Gareth Delbridge and Michael Lewis died when they were hit by a train.
Tags: News, Michael Lewis, Margam, Gareth Delbridge


Let’s restart Los Angeles County’s economy, before it’s too late

We know what the shutdown looks like and it’s not pretty. Millions of jobs lost. Businesses closed — many to never open again. Government tax coffers empty and social programs stretched to the breaking point. The challenge – and the opportunity — that Los Angeles County now faces is not if we get back to work, but the speed and effectiveness at which this occurs. As we emerge from the safe-at-home cocoon and look around the economic landscape, we’re only now beginning to see the devastation caus...
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Michael Lewis, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Guest Commentary, Los Angeles County Business Federation BizFed, Los Angeles County Business Federation, BizFed, Tracy Hernandez, Construction Industry Coalition on Air Quality


Funny Andre Iguodala story from Warriors practice shared by Michael Lewis

The award-winning author visited Golden State's facility during the 2015-16 season.
Tags: News, Sports, Michael Lewis, Andre Iguodala, Golden State


Art Howe, Former Oakland A’s Manager From ‘Moneyball’ Era, In ICU With Coronavirus

HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. The 73-year-old Howe, best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday night he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3. Sending positive thoughts to our former skipper Art Howe. pic.twitter.com/Srw1Wu1MQL — Oa...
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Sports, Ap, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oakland Athletics, Brad Pitt, Houston, Oakland, St Louis, Michael Lewis, New York Mets, Pittsburgh, Mets, NL, Howe


Weekend reading: Get ready for the drop

What caught my eye this week. R emember a thousand years ago – or more precisely, in March – when we watched with horror news stories of Italian hospitals overwhelmed with patients and footage of sullen families barricaded inside their homes? I think most of us failed to connect what was happening on TV with what could happen here. Oh, I understand not you – you saw it all coming. Me too, of course, as I’ve banged on about for months. Well… maybe. The truth is it’s very hard to truly envisage ...
Tags: Google, UK, China, Time, Marketing, US, Eu, Bank Of England, Bbc, Warren Buffett, Ben Horowitz, Donald Trump, Michael Lewis, Somerset, Churchill, Central Bank


These former Netscape execs helped create the password as we know it. Their new startup Beyond Identity now raised $30 million to kill passwords forever.

Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk, veterans of the pioneering web browser Netscape, launched the startup Beyond Identity this month with $30 million in Series A funding. Clark and Jermoluk have a personal history with passwords, which they helped to entrench with systems they put in place 25 years ago. They see Beyond Identity as a form of apology for what they see as "password hell."  Beyond Identity's approach would require you to just access your laptop or phone the way you already do, and after t...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, America, Trends, Godaddy, New York Times, Gartner, Miami, Michael Lewis, New Enterprise Associates, Clark, Jim Clark, Netscape, FIDO Alliance, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Tom Jermoluk


These former Netscape execs helped create the password as we know it. Their new startup Beyond Identity just raised $30 million to kill passwords forever.

Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk, veterans of the pioneering web browser Netscape, launched the startup Beyond Identity this month with $30 million in Series A funding. Clark and Jermoluk have a personal history with passwords, which they helped to entrench with systems they put in place 25 years ago. They see Beyond Identity as a form of apology for what they see as "password hell."  Beyond Identity's approach would require you to just access your laptop or phone the way you already do, and after t...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, America, Trends, Godaddy, New York Times, Gartner, Miami, Michael Lewis, New Enterprise Associates, Clark, Jim Clark, Netscape, FIDO Alliance, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Tom Jermoluk


"Everyone, Deep in Their Hearts, Is Waiting for the End of the World to Come": 12 Notes on Adam McKay's The Big Short

1) "You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are." --"Pigs (Three Different Ones)" from the album Animals by Pink Floyd 2) “if you treat the audience like poets and geniuses that’s what they’ll become”, says McKay. “Audiences are smarter than people think. Here we treat them like economists, and so far they seem to be going with it." 3) "So there you have it: I was wrong, and apologize to Wall Street for drawing too stark a distinction between them and regular counterfeiters." --Jon Sch...
Tags: Movies, US, San Francisco, Pink Floyd, Treasury, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Carell, Haruki Murakami, The Wizard Of Oz, Margot Robbie, Michael Lewis, AAA, Bernie Sanders, Forbes, The Big Short, Fed


Two Timelines of COVID Crisis

We often hear that the current COVID crisis came “out of the blue,” that “nobody” was expecting it.* But anyone with a decent grasp of pressing issues in public health knew the risks of pandemics. As I wrote in 2014: [R]eduction in hospital facilities and other resources, although “efficient” in normal times, may prove disastrous if there is an epidemic. For example, one national preparedness plan for pandemic flu estimated that, in a worst-case scenario, the United States would be short over 60...
Tags: Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Taiwan, Brooklyn, United States, Queens, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Jack, Michael Lewis, Branding, Sandy, SINGAPORE SOUTH KOREA, Boston Review


19 real estate movies, shows and podcasts for your coronavirus self-quarantine

We've put together a list of the best real estate-related movies, shows and podcasts for you tune into in this time of social distancing.
Tags: Amazon, Youtube, Lifestyle, Bbc, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Radio, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Roman Mars, Michael Lewis, Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino, MGM


Practical Decision Making: a route to enhanced effectiveness

What are decisions?While the perceived wisdom defines decision making as the process used to select new actions among several possibilities, I see decisions as more complex: I believe they represent change management problems, and current decision making often overlooks the full set of actions necessary to achieve optimal results. After all, unless a new decision can be implemented without resistance, and stands the test of time, it can be seen as a flawed judgment. Because we forget that decis...
Tags: US, Sales, Michael Lewis, Daniel Kahneman, Kahneman, Amos Tversky, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, Elicit


From the Archives: Michael Lewis and Tana French

Lewis discusses “The Fifth Risk,” and French talks about “The Witch Elm.”
Tags: News, French, Michael Lewis, Michael, Lewis, Tana, Books and Literature, The Fifth Risk (Book, The Witch Elm: A Novel (Book


A signed Salvador Dalí woodcut print turned up in thrift shop

An unusual artwork at the Hotline Pink Thrift Shop in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina caught the eye of volunteer Wendy Hawkins. Intrigued, she brought it to a nearby art gallery to see if they could offer any insight. Turns out, the piece is a woodcut print from Salvador Dalí Divine Comedy series of watercolors painted in the 1950s. And the print is signed. While the piece is certainly striking, Dalí authorized countless prints that he signed in his lifetime. Still, the thrift store sold it for $1,2...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Cnn, Salvador Dalí, Michael Lewis, Lewis, Dali, Kitty Hawk North Carolina, Thrift Stores, Surrealists, Thrift Scores, Hotline Pink Thrift Shop, Wendy Hawkins, Outer Banks Hotline


A former Google and Apple exec says most great employees are either 'rock stars' or 'superstars' — and you can't manage them the same way

 For some employees, promotions are not always helpful. Kim Scott, a former executive at Google and Apple, told Business Insider that great employees can be divided into two categories: rock stars and superstars. According to Scott, rock stars are all about stability; they wouldn't benefit from a promotion. Superstars, on the other hand, see promotions as signs of upward growth and mobility. Click here for more BI Prime content. Promotions are awesome. Even beyond compensation, they generally...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Michael Lewis, Scott, US Marine, Kim Scott, Radical Candor, Suzanne Bates, Bates Communications


There is no massive disruption of the transportation industry — but companies are disrupting themselves from within

"Disruption" has become the buzzword of buzzwords in the transportation industry. But the supposed disruption isn't true disruption at all — it doesn't fit into Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation, as explored in his book "The Innovator's Dilemma." Nonetheless, automakers are actually disrupting themselves from within. The "disruption within" isn't about cheap, small, fast. It's not about catching the industry off-balance and ill-prepared to respond. It is about big companies...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, China, Germany, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Harvard, Cruise, Porsche, Ford, Gm


The New York Public Library Creates a List of 125 Books That They Love

The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicentennial. In honor of its own 125th anniversary, it's rolling out a number of treats for patrons, visitors, and those who must admire it from afar. In addition to the expected author talks and live events, Patience and Fortitude, the iconic stone lions who flank the main branch's front steps, are displaying some reading material of their own—Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic The Great ...
Tags: Google, Books, Podcasts, Patricia Highsmith, College, New York City, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell, Nypl, Libraries, Literature, Harry Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis


The big change Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer is making ahead of wedding to Michael Lewis

Princess Diana’s model niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, is set to convert to Judaism ahead of the big day...
Tags: Judaism, Diana, Michael Lewis, Lady Kitty Spencer


Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables (#410)

Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is — usually — my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time we have a “turning the tables” episode. What does that mean? Well, I will not be the one doing the interviewing. Instead, I will be the one being interviewed by my friend, Ryan Holiday. So who is this Ryan fella? Ryan Holiday (TW/IG: @RyanHoliday) is one of ...
Tags: Facebook, Molly, Lifestyle, Investment, Best, Austin, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Ben Goldacre, Michael Lewis, Wall Street Journal, Tyler Cowen, Dave Chappelle, Bay Area


The Obamas' first Netflix release, 'American Factory,' won an Oscar. Here's every other movie and TV show they have in the works.

Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, announced its first wave of content in its partnership with Netflix last year. The first of those projects, "American Factory," won the Oscar for best documentary feature on Sunday. The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix in 2018 that was met with conservative backlash. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle O...
Tags: Obama, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Cnn, Netflix, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Ohio, Donald Trump, Michael Lewis, MGM, Reed Hastings


Meet the 29 power players of podcasting who are pushing original audio production forward as the industry surges toward $1 billion in ad revenue

Podcasting is on the rise, with the industry expected to generate $863 million in ad revenue this year and more than $1 billion in 2021. As the medium becomes more popular, media companies are increasing their efforts with on-demand audio, while independent studios dedicated exclusively to podcasting are stepping up to bat against audio veterans. Business Insider rounded up a list of the most influential people in the podcast production industry, from well-known hosts and founders to executive...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, La, Boston, New York City, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, House, New York Times, The Times, Argentina, Hobbs


Republicans are right to come around on climate change

Republicans are finally coming around on climate change and it’s about time. This is both the right policy move and it’s good politics. Win-win. According to Politico, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Bakersfield Republican, is expected to introduce a series of bills to serve as the party’s position on the environment, coming at a time when the party is struggling to attract younger voters who overwhelmingly see climate change as a key issue. Nothing worthwhile ever comes without a few ob...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, House, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Michael Lewis, Mccarthy, Trump, Bakersfield, Kevin McCarthy, Lee Atwater, House Republican


Lady Kitty Spencer, 29, reportedly engaged to fashion tycoon, Michael Lewis, 60

Congratulations are in order for Lady Kitty Spencer, who is reportedly engaged to her...
Tags: Michael Lewis, Kitty Spencer


The 12 podcasts of 2019 you need to listen to

My favorite podcasts of 2019 were those that seemed at first about one thing — Dolly Parton, the reality TV show “Cops,” the mysterious death of New York City punk rocker nearly four decades ago — and carried you away on tangents you never saw coming. Which, mind you, is not to say I lost all of my ardor for the tried-and-true-crime podcasts, such as “In The Dark,” my favorite of 2018, which just this week resulted in the release on bail of Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi man tried six times who s...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Mississippi, La, New York City, America, Sport, Rebecca, Soccer, Missouri, Tennessee, New York Times, Dolly Parton, Richard Simmons, Times, Michael Lewis


Lakers fans are NBA's most loyal and engaged, study says

The Los Angeles Lakers have the NBA's most loyal and engaged fanbase, according to a recent study. Michael Lewis, the faculty directory of Emory University's marketing analytics center, analyzed NBA fan loyalty and engagement using three standard metrics — fan equity (home revenue), road equity (attendance draw for the visiting team) and social equity (Twitter reach) — all controlled for variables like team success and market population. Fan equity, which accounts for how well a team&a...
Tags: News, Nba, Michael Lewis, Los Angeles Lakers, Emory University


Economist Tim Harford just launched a new podcast, 'Cautionary Tales'

In "Cautionary Tales," economist Tim Harford explores why humans are so susceptible to con artists. In the podcast's first episode, Harford uses a famed oil tanker spill to highlight how important it is to admit mistakes. Future episodes compare the Oracle at Delphi with computer algorithms and a famous awards show messing up the envelopes. None Humans are susceptible to cons. We're even more likely to fall for larger-than-life personalities. This isn't me writing about the vague "other humans"...
Tags: Psychology, Berlin, US, Iran, Sociology, Innovation, Philosophy, Cornwall, Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, Personal Growth, Derek, Delphi, Tim, John Maynard Keynes, Herman


The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

The Guardian recently compiled a list of the best books of the century (with a British bent). Here are a few of the picks that caught my eye: 87. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood — “This may not be the only account of living in a religious household in the American midwest (in her youth, the author joined a group called God’s Gang, where they spoke in tongues), but it is surely the funniest. The author started out as the “poet laureate of Twitter”; her language is brilliant, and she has a com...
Tags: US, Italy, Michael Lewis, Moneyball, Elena Ferrante, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Ware, Gaiman, Ferrante, Barbara Ehrenreich, Chris Ware, Ehrenreich, Patricia Lockwood, JIMMY CORRIGAN, Neil Gaiman From the Sandman