Roulette, Milken and Personal Finance at Harvard

Barry Ritholtz
Roulette, Milken and Personal Finance at Harvard

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My morning train reads:

• The investor who turned down Uber at a $5m valuation (Financial Times)• Getting Rich Investing in Art Is So Easy (Bloomberg)• The professor who beat the roulette table: How a renowned researcher beat the odds, stumped casino owners around the world, and walked away with a fortune. (The Hustle)• How Vancouver became the world’s ‘laundromat for foreign organized crime’ (Financial Post)• The Michael Milken Project: How did a 70-year-old ex-con barred for life fromWall Street become one of its most respected men? (Institutional Investor)• Why Walking is the Key to Being More Productive (GQ)• Even Harvard Is Now Teaching Personal Finance: Professor offering financial-literacy workshops aims to make them relevant to students with diverse economic backgrounds (Wall Street Journal)• “I Need You Here for the Markets”: Trump’s Multi-Front War Room Is in Chaos (Vanity Fair)• The Forgotten Tale of How Black Psychiatrists Helped Make ‘Sesame Street’ (Daily Beast)• 10 Last-Minute Memorial Day Getaways You Can Still Book (Conde Nast Traveler)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with veteran TV producer and writer Dave Goetsch, best known for his work as co-executive producer on the Emmy-nominated sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory.” After 12 seasons, the show had its series finale last week.Passive Dominates

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”

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