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Friday, September 25, 2015
The Big Short: The Movie
Michael Lewis' book The Big Short (Wikipedia summary) was a fascinating look at a few people who saw the 2007 financial crisis coming and profited from it. Lewis has a talent for explaining complex financials and making them understandable, and he had some interesting characters to write about in that book.

Now the movie is coming this December, co-written and directed by Adam McKay, best known for his collaborations with Will Farrell (who is not in this movie, as far as I can tell). Hmmm. The cast looks pretty impressive.

I really hope this movie is worthy of the book. Fingers crossed. The December release is a good sign of confidence by the studio.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
When boards go bad.
No matter how badly people in your college -- or almost any organization, frankly -- they almost certainly didn't act as fiscally irresponsible as the recent presidents and board of trustees of the New York City's legendary Cooper Union school. (via Metafilter)

PS: 26 months between posts ... yikes.

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