Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA, has been successfully researching, advising, and investing in hedge funds and mutual funds for the past fourteen years. He is currently the Head of Alternative Investments and Strategic Initiatives for Chicago Equity Partners, a $10 billion asset manager. Previously, Brian held senior roles at Mesirow Advanced Strategies and Morningstar, the world’s premier research shop on mutual funds. He has spoken at numerous investing conferences across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, has appeared frequently on CNBC and […]
Walter McFarland is the 2013 Chairman of ASTD and a consulting executive focused on the leadership of large-scale organizational change. He is a former Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. About Choosing Change: How Leaders and Organizations Drive Results One Person at a Time What’s your best opportunity for succeeding in business? If there’s one certainty in business today, it’s this: Change is coming your way. You have no choice in the matter. The choice you do have is […]
Three American scholars won the Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering work in financial markets that has transformed portfolio management and asset pricing and launched the study of how emotions affect investment decisions. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday honored Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert Shiller of Yale University, citing their complementary but independent breakthroughs on “empirical analysis of asset prices.” The laureates focused on how prices are set for […]
The federal government’s partial shutdown has now entered its second week, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade is warning business leaders to expect the worst. Stalled economic productivity will likely be felt for months, and is particularly dangerous at the start of a new fiscal year because business “can’t regain much of that lost productivity,” said James Dinegar, president and CEO of the Board of Trade. Click here to read more of the Washington Business Journal article…..
Gregory S. Smith currently serves as a CIO for an organization in the Washington, DC, area. He previously served for nine years as the vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, DC. Mr. Smith is the author of How to Protect Your Children on the Internet: A Road Map for Parents and Teachers and Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO. He has published many articles over his career, including “Talking […]
J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., became executive chairman of Marriott International, Inc., in 2012 after being the company’s chief executive for forty years. He is an American business icon who has successfully created a multi-billion-dollar global hotel company. He divides his time between the Washington, DC, area and New Hampshire with his wife, Donna. They have four children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. About Without Reservations: How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew into a Global Hotel Company In Without Reservations, […]
Amanda Ripley is a literary journalist whose stories on human behavior and public policy have appeared in TIME, The Atlantic, and Slate and helped Time win two National Magazine Awards. To discuss her work, she has appeared on ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX News, and NPR. Ripley’s first book, The Unthinkable, was published in fifteen countries and turned into a PBS documentary. About The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” […]