Tue, 24 September 2013
CW 340: Adapting to Change with Jared Diamond Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author of ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ & ‘The World Until Yesterday’
Renowned author, physiologist, evolutionary biologist and bio geographer, Dr. Jared Diamond, joins Jason Hartman for a discussion of his newest book, The World Until Yesterday. Dr. Diamond’s unique background has shaped his integrated version of human history. He posits that success – and failure – depends on how well societies adapt to their changing environment.
Dr. Diamond is also a medical researcher and professor of physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. His book "Guns, Germs and Steel" won a Pulitzer Prize and "The Third Chimpanzee" was a best-selling award winner. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Professor Diamond is a MacArthur Fellow who has published over 200 articles in Discover, Natural History, Nature and Geo magazines.
In his books Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse (and the popular PBS and National Geographic documentaries they inspired), big-picture scholar Jared Diamond explores civilizations and why they all seem to fall. Now in his latest book, The World Until Yesterday, Diamond examines the traditional societies of New Guinea -- and discovers that modern civilization is only our latest solution to survival.
Wed, 18 September 2013
CW 339: Economic Trends & Income Property Investing with Karl Denninger Founder of ‘The Market Ticker’ Blog
Karl Denninger is an technology expert and businessman, finance blogger, political activist and is sometimes referred to as a founding member of the Tea Party movement. Denninger was also the founder and CEO of MCSNet in Chicago.
Denninger is a founding contributor to the libertarian-oriented finance blog The Market Ticker, found at http://market-ticker.org. He uses his blog to levy harsh criticism of the criminal element who are wrecking the global financial system. In the aftermath of the March 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns, he founded the website Fed Up USA. He came to national attention for the criticisms of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 which he posted on Fed Up USA in September that year. Of special concern to Denninger was the over-the-counter trading of credit default swaps, as well as the high leverage of financial institutions; his objections to the bailout plan stemmed from the fact that it did not address either of these issues. He has also spoken out against high-frequency trading, particularly in the aftermath of the 2010 Flash Crash.
As a publicly outspoken and early member of the Tea Party movement, Denninger is sometimes referred to as a founder. On January the day of President Obama's first inauguration, he published a blog post calling on readers to mail tea bags to the White House and Congress on February 1st, echoing a suggestion by a commenter on one of his earlier blog posts. However, Denninger later expressed concern with the Tea Party movement, specifically that establishment Republicans had hijacked it and perverted its original goals.
Fri, 13 September 2013
CW 338: Private Lending & Pooling Money with Kim Lisa Taylor Attorney & Bestselling Author of ‘Syndicate Anything’
Kim Lisa Taylor is a author, real estate investor, and nationally recognized speaker. She often writes articles on how to legally use OPM (other people’s money), and has been featured in many publications, most recently Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. She is the author of the soon-to-be released book Syndicate Anything; How to Legally Find Private Investors to Fund Your Dreams While Helping Them Achieve Their Own.
Kim is frequently a guest speaker on several radio talk shows and has been the keynote speaker at multiple real estate investor events across America. She spends time teaching real estate investors topics such as the "Legal Aspects of Private Lending" and "Partnering and Pooling Money", through live workshops, home-study courses, and books. Kim is a California and Florida licensed attorney and partner in the Corporate Securities Law Firm of Trowbridge & Taylor LLP.
Fri, 6 September 2013
CW 337: The Collapse of Bear Stearns with Douglas Brunt Author of "Ghosts of Manhattan" & Former CEO of Authentium
Doug Brunt is the former CEO of Authentium and author of, "GHOSTS OF MANHATTAN." In his new book, he transports readers back to the extravagant times before Bear Stearns collapsed, exposing a culture with boundless bonuses, where the company expense account was routinely used for bar tabs, visits to strip clubs, and worse. He even throws in some comical stories and describes some of them. Brunt offers a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider, run-down by the corrosive lifestyle which is jeopardizing his marriage, who is too hooked on the money to find a way out.
Brunt is married to FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly, who has helped him with his books. Brunt describes their relationship and why he gave up a lucrative career as an Internet security entrepreneur.
Find out more about Doug Brunt at www.douglasbrunt.com.
Tue, 3 September 2013
CW 336: Multi-Generational Wealth Preservation with Catherine McBreen Real Estate Investor & Author of ‘Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On’
Catherine McBreen is the President of Millionaire Corner.
The U.S. is now seeing record numbers of millionaires. McBreen explains the effect stocks has had on this run-up.
She recently released a service called "Find an Advisor," and discusses how it helps people find the best financial advisor for them. She also analyzes investment newsletters in lieu of financial advisors.
McBreen finally talks about the effect money has on happiness and marriage relations.
Visit Millionaire Corner at www.millionairecorner.com.