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16 February 2021 Multimedia

Investing Lessons: From Baseball to Bitcoin and Brené Brown

  1. Michael S. Falk, CFA

Michael Falk, CFA, a partner at the Focus Consulting, applies the lessons he learned as a competitive baseball pitcher to investment teams and discusses the importance of creating a sell discipline for losers and winners in an investment portfolio, his many writing projects, and living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

Episode Transcript (PDF)

Topics discussed:
2:10 Michael’s love for baseball and lessons to learn from the sport 
4:33 Becoming a better listener 
8:05 Sell discipline 
11:11 When to retire and succession planning
15:17 Michael’s article, Everything You Want to Know About Investing 
18:30 Michael’s new paper on stakeholder capitalism
21:25 Bitcoin: how should investors be thinking about cryptocurrencies
25:30 Michael’s thoughts on blockchain technology
27:28 Michael’s clinical trial 
34:28 Embracing vulnerability 
38:08 Flight or invisibility?

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