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The Lucrative Business of… Pirating? — Matthew Campbell

The Lucrative Business of… Pirating? — Matthew Campbell

In July 2011, an oil tanker traveling through the Gulf of Aden was attacked by pirates. The tanker’s length was about the height of the Chrysler Building. It was carrying $100 million worth of fuel. And then, it all went to pieces. An explosion and fire broke out....

Is America Failing? — John Agresto

Is America Failing? — John Agresto

If you don’t know what the Civil War was about or about America’s founding, you are lost in this universe. Today’s education is a lot of knowledge, but NO wisdom. That’s what I talked to John Agresto about. His new book is The Death of Learning: How American Education...

The Human Cost of Infrastructure Failure — Katherine Blunt

The Human Cost of Infrastructure Failure — Katherine Blunt

For 100 years, a metal hook held up wires and insulators along the Feather River Canyon, California. After a century's worth of wind, rain and snow wearing it down, it eventually broke in half. When the live wire fell, it ignited the dry brush below setting off a huge...

Avoid IPOs Like the Plague — Dakin Campbell

Avoid IPOs Like the Plague — Dakin Campbell

If you’re at a poker table and you don’t know who the patsy is, you’re it.  That’s the bottom line on IPOs — initial public offerings. There’s always time to buy quality businesses — one year, two years out.  In fact, probably the worst time to buy a stock is at the...

Crazy Eddie: Biggest Fraud in America — Gary Weiss

Crazy Eddie: Biggest Fraud in America — Gary Weiss

He was known to millions as Crazy Eddie. Eddie Antar turned a tiny Brooklyn store into the largest electronics retailer. In the 1970s and 1980s, his commercials were everywhere. “Crazy Eddie! His prices are insaaaaane!" They were even spoofed on Saturday Night Live....

A Selfie That Changed the World — Sarah Idan

A Selfie That Changed the World — Sarah Idan

It was just a selfie. But in less than a few hours it would change her life. At the Miss Universe pageant in 2017, Miss Iraq took a selfie with Miss Israel. Miss Iraq posted it on Instagram. In the caption, she wrote: “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel.” ...

This Special Situation Is Hiding in Plain Sight — Jim Osman

This Special Situation Is Hiding in Plain Sight — Jim Osman

When I want to know more about special situations, I turn to this guy. He’s been at it for more than three decades… Jim Osman is the founder of The Edge research group. Global asset managers and hedge funds pay him a fortune to gain his insight. The reason is simple:...

How Much Privacy Do You Have From Big Tech? — Jane S. Hoffman

How Much Privacy Do You Have From Big Tech? — Jane S. Hoffman

Big tech is watching you. In fact, companies such as Google have more than 2,000 pieces of data on you. Each time you search for something, Google learns a bit more about you. Big tech then uses that data … our privacy and sells it to make money. And your cut is ZERO....

How the Bond King Built His Market Empire – Mary Childs

How the Bond King Built His Market Empire – Mary Childs

In 1966, he went to Las Vegas with $200 in his pocket. A short time later, he made thousands of dollars counting cards. Bill Gross was soon looking for a way to use his skills to make money — big money. He turned American finance into his casino and became known as...

Building A Global Financial Empire – Daniel Gross

Building A Global Financial Empire – Daniel Gross

Who was Edmond J. Safra? Some know him as “the greatest banker of his generation.” He founded four massive financial institutions on three continents. That’s why financial journalist and historian Daniel Gross set out to uncover the history behind this 15-year-old...

How College Broke the American Dream – Will Bunch

How College Broke the American Dream – Will Bunch

Is a college education still valuable today? The answer isn’t so clear anymore. That’s why award-winning journalist and author Will Bunch set out to examine the current state of college education. In his newest book, Bunch questions if degrees are still worth paying...

The Science Of Shopping — Paco Underhill

The Science Of Shopping — Paco Underhill

Coming soon to your kitchen table… Our food system is facing a complete overhaul, and all of us have been impacted in some way. Bestselling author and researcher Paco Underhill reveals the future of food in his latest book, How We Eat. And he’s also the author of one...