NOTE: due to the health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 pandemic, all our in-person and live events are postponed indefinitely.
We are pleased to announce our new BookIQ Series, featuring book launches and conversations with some of the most prominent and influential thought leaders as well as award-winning business journalists covering a variety of topics in technology, finance, and data, to name a few.
Our inaugural Fall 2019 program featured the launch of two highly-anticipated books, first on November 6, 2019 on “The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution” by Gregory Zuckerman (WSJ), which is the story of a pioneering mathematician, codebreaker, and quant fund manager who has consistently posted top returns for decades with his secretive fund, Renaissance Technologies, one of the most successful quant hedge fund with unmatched returns topping 39% annualized over 30 years (1988-2018) after fees, besting the likes of Warren Buffet and Ray Dalio.
The second book launch event, held on November 7, 2019, featured “Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us,” by Rana Foroohar (FT and CNN), that examines the rise of "Big Tech," investigates its economic impact and influence on society, and provides a roadmap to lessen the negative consequences of Big Tech while still promoting technological innovation.
You can learn more about the details of each BookIQ event and reserve your tickets by visiting BookIQ.eventbrite.com (to be updated each semester in anticipation of upcoming book launches, once confirmed). Questions? Please contact our Events Team.
November 6, 2019 - "The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution"
In his newest book, Gregory Zuckerman, award winning journalist, best-selling author, and Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, has written the story of how Jim Simons, a mathematician and code breaker, developed the data-driven, algorithmic approach to investing that made Simons billions and his fund, Renaissance Technologies, one of the most successful quant hedge fund with unmatched returns over the decades. The Man Who Solved the Market is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It’s also a story of what Simons’s revolution means for the rest of us.
About Gregory Zuckerman
Greg is the author of "The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters", a national bestseller named among the best books of 2014 by The Financial Times and Forbes Magazine, and "The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History," a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller published December 2010. At the Journal, Greg writes about big financial firms, personalities and trades, hedge funds, the energy revolution and other investing and business topics. Greg appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television and various television networks. He makes regular appearances on National Public Radio, BBC, ABC Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and radio stations around the globe.
Tickets available here.
November 7, 2019 - "Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us"
In her new book, Rana Foroohar, Financial Times global business columnist and associate editor as well as CNN’s global economic analyst, examines the rise of the companies that constitute "Big Tech" from their beginnings as idealistic startups into their current form as monopolistic behemoths. She shines an uncompromising light on the dark side of Big Tech. But she does not leave us without hope. She outlines a strategy for people and policymakers to ameliorate the negative aspects of Big Tech, while still promoting technological innovation.
About Rana Foroohar
Rana Foroohar is global business columnist and associate editor for the Financial Times. She is also CNN's global economic analyst. Previously, Foroohar was the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine's economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund's Peter R. Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the East-West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tickets available here.