My partner Barry has been working on a project for Bloomberg over the last few months and it’s finally debuting this weekend. I think this is exactly the kind of thing so many of you have been waiting for – a but the financial media just hasn’t brought it to you. I’ll let him tell you in his own words what’s going on:
Over the past few weeks, I have been dropping hints about a new project I am working on with the folks at Bloomberg. Now that we have an official launch date, I can reveal the details to you.
I have over the years, lamented about the state of media (see e.g., this, this and this). Rather than merely whine continuously about the state of the financial press, I wanted to do something about it.
Last summer, I floated the following idea: Why not turn the usual Wall Street interviews upside down? Speak to the key people who are the source of the ideas that shape markets, drive portfolio management, influence the economy, and make the modern world of business and finance what it is today. My elevator pitch to the powers that be at Bloomberg was “Mark Maron’s WTF meets Charlie Rose, for finance.”
Instead of focusing on the next 15 minutes, discover instead how they became who they were. Get to their philosophy, worldview, favorite books, mentors, etc.
Oh, and no stock picks and no predictions.