Success and Luck, Getting Along with Anyone, Inside Wall Street
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 89
- Apr 15, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:21:14 mins
Success and Luck (17:42) Dr. Robert H Frank is a Professor of Management and Economics at Cornell University. For more than a decade, his “Economic View” column appeared monthly in The New York Times. Parents teach their children that if they work hard, it will pay off. Although we teach our children that a cultivation of talent, sweat, and tears is what helps us to succeed, there might be a little more to the equation. Does luck decide if we succeed or not? Dr. Robert H Frank, author of Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy answers that question. The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone (1:09:06) Diane Musho Hamilton is a mediator, group facilitator, and an authentic contemporary spiritual teacher. As a mediator, Diane is well known as an innovator in dialogues, especially conversations about culture, religion, race and gender relations. Whether it’s a co-worker, a family member or a stranger, sometimes we allow others to rattle and upset us. But the people who get under your skin the most can, in fact, be your greatest teachers. Our next guest argues It’s not a matter of overlooking differences, as is often taught, but of regarding those difficult aspects of the relationship with curiosity and compassion--for those very differences offer a path to profound connection. Diane Musho Hamilton joins us to talk about her new book: The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone Why Wall Street is Like a Used Car Lot (1:48:23) Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics at Colorado State University and Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. In addition, he serves as North American Editor of the Review of Political Economy, and as Associate Editor of the Eastern Economic Journal. The New York Stock Exchange is a busy and fast place environment with buyers and sellers exchanging stocks. This, as Steven Pressman relates, is similar to a used car dealership. The stocks are sold by an intermediary, similar to a car dealer, and they can be good deals, or not so good deals. Both are difficult to predict, but even the stock market has lemons.