Sharon Oster discussed Bill Gates's decision to quit his day-to-day role at Microsoft in two years to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "A lot of corporate foundations were born in the corporate style, but few have had someone of Gates's stature get involved personally in the execution of their programs," Oster told the Washington Post.
In the Boston Globe, Barry Nalebuff commented on hidden fees that companies tack on—a credit card company that offers low annual fees but charges high late fees and interest rates hidden in the fine print, for example.
Owen Lamont testified as an expert witness in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Hedge Funds and Independent Analysts: How Independent are Their Relationships?” In his testimony, Lamont said that although short selling has come un
Bruce Judson discussed why the start-up successes of Silicon Valley have been elusive abroad in USA Today. He said culture plays a big role. "A flourishing entrepreneurial economy requires a culture that values individualism, does not penalize people for trying and failing, and assumes individuals will work at many companies throughout their careers."
Will Goetzmann discussed art and collectibles as assets in a financial portfolio in Wealth Magazine, published by Northern Trust Bank. He said, "Whenever you have, say, 10% of your wealth in any asset class, it's going to change the way the other assets are allocated. All portfolios are an organic whole where the correlations across the assets are really important."